Canadian Foundation Needs Optometrists for February Nicaragua Trip

The Ascenta Foundation is a Canadian charity that performs medical campaigns to remote locations in third world countries. We offer medical, dental and optometry services, as well as a pharmacy. Our next campaign is in February 2016 to Nicaragua. We are in desperate need of Optometrists. The campaign would run from Feb 17 to Feb 28, 2016. Please contact Laura McAlear at 604.716.2347 if you are...

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,...

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...