In This Issue:
Our Wednesday Ladies,
More than Ten Years Worth of Thanks and
Volunteer on an International Team
In This Issue:
Mary Elixman, Mary Lou Rueck and Marilyn Smith are who the Communications department fondly calls “Our MMM-wonderful Wednesday Ladies”. Their passion for helping the community brought them to Medical Teams International many years ago but it wasn’t until 2004 after the tsunami in Sri Lanka that they were brought together… and they’ve come back every Wednesday since.
Click here to view their interview, courtesy of Kelsey Doherty, Special Events and Marketing Intern.
Dr. Eugene and Phyllis Fankhauser first entered our doors on August 25, 2001. After more than ten years of volunteer service, the Fankhausers are retiring from dentistry. Together, the husband-and-wife team have treated more than 2,600 patients through our Mobile Dental program.
The 80-year-old dentist and his wife, a dental assistant, have spent years in private practice in Clackamas, Oregon while also volunteering their services to more than 200 Medical Teams International mobile dental clinics throughout Oregon. Mobile Dental Clinic Manager Denny Sanders estimates that the couple has provided more than $800,000 worth of dental care to children and families in need. “Dr. Fankhauser and Phyllis have tremendous general dentistry skills and were willing to travel to wherever the need was,” he said. “They have truly demonstrated the love of Christ through their service.”
Learn more about our Mobile Dental Program at www.medicalteams.org/mobiledental.
Bring your talent to parts of the world that have a great need for them. Here are some of our urgent volunteer needs:
A general medical/dental team is needed to serve in rural areas of Cambodia to provide quality healthcare services to those who do not have access to them. Typical ailments expected are malnutrition, diarrhea and waterborne diseases. Dental volunteers will also provide training to local care providers. Team is targeted to travel from July 5 – 16, 2012.
A Pathologist is needed to work alongside residents and other hospital staff at Mbingo Baptist Hospital near Bamenda, Cameroon. Volunteer will provide clinical services, hands-on training and classroom lectures for 2 – 4 weeks. Travel dates are flexible between May and June 2012 and between August and September 2012.
Soddo Hospital in southern Ethiopia requests an Obstetrician/Gynecologist to come serve with them for 3 weeks in July 2012.
Bangolo Hospital in Lebamba, Gabon need opthalmologists to provide surgery and training as part of the surgery residency curriculum. Volunteers will work alongside residents and other hospital staff. Mission dates are flexible between June 1 through September 30, 2012.
SIM Galmi Christian Hospital in Madaoua, Niger requests an Obstetrician/Gynecologist and a Pediatrician to come serve with them for 2 – 4 weeks in May 2012.
For the complete list of international volunteer opportunities, please visit www.medicalteams.org/IntVolunteer.
We love to receive your volunteer stories and photos! If you volunteered in the past year and have a photograph or story to share, please e-mail it to Chiqui Flowers at email@example.com. Thank you, volunteers!
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