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Iowa health care professionals are invited to join a medical work team to Nigeria from approximately June 11 – June 24-25, 2014.
All specialties of medical care are needed including dental, eye/vision, G.P’s, nurses and helpers. Interested participants may attend an orientation meeting on Sat. Nov. 9 at the UM Conference Center in Des Moines.
The medical team will:
Maintenance and general construction skills are needed to address building/construction needs such as placing netting over windows, rehanging doors, repair of benches, beds, etc.
The United Methodist Church of Nigeria has a hospital and Eye Centre in Zing as well as supporting many outlying clinics staffed by government-trained personnel.
Medical equipment and supplies for the hospital and clinics will be collected before 15 Feb. 2014 to be included in the sea container to be sent first week of March 2014.
The cost for a 15-18 day trip is $3,000 (approximate) which includes all expenses except items of a personal nature, valid U.S. passport, inoculations, malaria prevention and tips.