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Florida Nurse Practitioner Network

Volunteer Opportunity

Posted almost 8 years ago by Regina Pommer

Grounds for Health (GFH), a Vermont based international women's health organization, is seeking experienced women's healthcare providers (nurse practitioners, physician assistants, ob/gyns and general physicians) to volunteer on cervical cancer prevention campaigns in Latin America and Africa.  We are currently working in Mexico, Nicaragua and Tanzania.

Our program focuses on bringing early detection and treatment services to rural coffee-growing communities.  We focus on the application of technologies appropriate for low resource settings, including visual inspection of the cervix with acetic acid and cryotherapy.  GFH volunteers spend two weeks working side-by-side with local medical providers both during pre-campaign training sessions and then throughout the campaign week. 

Strong Spanish language skills are required for all sites in Latin America and a willingness to work with translators is necessary for anyone interested in participating in Tanzania.  Kiswahili and English are the languages in Tanzania.  Clinicians with Kiswahili language skills would be an asset to our team.  Three of our four sites are in Latin America, thus our demand for Spanish speaking clinicians is significant. 

We currently have openings on our upcoming trips in March 2010 to Chiapas, Mexico and May 2010 to Northern Nicaragua.

More information and a volunteer application are available on our website at www.groundsforhealth.org