Over the past year, we have been collecting close to a million dollars’ worth of essential medical equipment and supplies to stock the hospital. We plan on delivering this equipment via a container in June of 2019. This container will have radiology machines, medical beds and more. This will equip the hospital and doctors with what they need in order to provide a greater level of medical care not just to the patients but also to the local community.
If you’re interested in volunteering, we have opportunities for every level of medical expertise and interest. As a physician, you can volunteer to perform life-saving surgeries. Or as a nurse or medical student, you can work directly with a physician and assist with the surgeries, work in the prenatal unit or help with care on different floors where additional support is needed.
In addition, we’re working with St. Joseph’s to build a safe-house and shelter for women that have been abused, neglected and pregnant. As a volunteer, you can help these young women with their educational needs, teaching them about pregnancy, their bodies, proper nutrition and hygiene.
If you’re interested in having a significant impact in the lives of underprivileged individuals, while getting real hands-on experience, this is the trip for you. The staff is responsive and welcoming, and tremendously appreciative of any kind of support you’re willing to provide while you are there.