Tanzania Team Looking for Doctor

Pacific University College of Optometry SVOSH (AMIGOS)  is travelling to Tanzania December 12th – December 22nd. We will be spending our time in the cities of Monduli and Karatu. While in Monduli, we will be serving the MaaSae Lutheran Girls school for a day and then the next day we will be seeing the people of Monduli. While in Karatu, we will be working with the FAME medical center for 3 days. Our team will consist of 6 students, one volunteer, and we’re looking for one or two doctors. Contact Andy Mackner at mack9321@pacificu.edu or call...

Free Hats for your Patients

When you provide eye exams and eyeglasses to your international patients in bright sunny countries, it’s also great to provide them with hats for sun protection!  We have given away hundreds of hats and the people are always so grateful.  Over the past few years, I have collected a lot more hats than I can give away.  I easily have over 5,000 hats in storage right now.  If your team is looking for a supply of hats to donate to your patients, I have them for you!  Please contact me, and I’d be happy to get some shipped out.  Thank you for serving the poor of the world! Contact Karen Norrick...

Optometrists & Optician Needed for Nicaragua Trip

Hopeful Ways is an all-volunteer non-profit organization looking for optometrist and optician volunteers for a medical mission trip to Juigalpa Nicaragua between Jan 23 and Feb 7, 2016. The project duration is 2 weeks, and volunteers can participate for one or both weeks. We will be providing free eye care services to the poor people in the surrounding ranching and farming communities. Nicaragua Lions Clubs are assisting with Nicaragua logistical support for this project. Contact  Jim Carlins, President, Hopeful Ways, 716-909-8942,...

Optometrists Needed for Nepal Clinic

Fall 2015 Nepal Trek and Medical Mission Opportunity in the Remote Himalaya: Two optometrists are needed to join a team of medical professionals in providing care for 12 days while trekking through the remote Himalaya in Nepal near the Tibetan border papaonking.ca . The Tsum Valley is home to 3000 Tibetan Buddhists Canada Goose Cyber Monday sales who have received very little medical care due to remoteness of their location. Modernity has not yet made inroads into the daily lives of the people there because the region has only recently been opened to the West for trekking. Volunteers will experience spectacular scenery and immersion in the Tibetan Buddhist culture. The Tsumbas, as they call themselves, are described by Westerners as a gracious and grateful people. More information is available on the following site: www.volunteersfornepal.blogspot.com. All arrangements for the trip will be made by Rachel Frazin, a Minnesota-based family nurse practitioner who has volunteer experience in Nepal. Contact Rachel directly at rachelfrazin01@gmail.com with any questions you many have, or if you are interested in...

Volunteers Needed for VOSH trip in Nicaragua

Dr. Marina Roma-March is in touch with a Rotary Group which would like a VOSH team to do an eye care project in Jinotega Nicaragua, located 2-2 1/2 hour drive from the Managua airport on a very good highway. Please contact Dr. March at twecs@shaw.ca The clinic is located about 20 minutes outside of Jinotega. It is the Centro Clinico “Nazareth” and is a facility recently  built by a Spanish charity specifically for the use of visiting health care professionals. It is located in its own compound and has a back-up power supply. There is also a surgical suite, if needed, for an eye surgeon. There is plenty of space for people to wait under shelter from the sun or rain. Photos of this clinic can be seen here. The host would be AVODEC, a Nicaraguan NGO with extensive experience in hosting medical teams from outside Nicaragua. They have quite a bit of experience in helping health care people obtain Ministry of Health approvals and customs clearance of supplies and equipment. The accommodations would be at the Hotel Cafe in Jinotega, a family-run boutique hotel that is the most common accommodation for visiting medical teams. It has about 25 rooms and is very well run and secure. (President Obama’s Secretary of Labour stayed here a couple of years ago so it must have passed the Secret Service test.) Room rate is about $40US per night. Meals are an additional...