Highlighted Organization of the Month - Winter 2010/2011
|Foundation for Integrated Medicine in Africa|
Excerpt: The goal of Organized Medicine Foundation is to provide integrated health to impoverished communities. The organization works in small communities to treat diseases and impart knowledge using homeopathy, acupuncture and Chinese medicine, herbal medicine, hydrotherapy, counseling, diet, nutrition, and other naturopathic modalities. We want to educate local doctors and health care workers on integrative health, so both western/scientific medicine and holistic modalities used in a way that is most appropriate for patients. Our volunteers not only see diverse range of diseases, but they also have a chance to educate local practitioners with their skills. As a bonus, they also learn from seasoned practitioners who have been in the field of tropical medicine. This is an excellent way to earn continuing education value, deepen your clinical skills by working as a team with other practitioners, and also enrich your cultural experience as you immerse yourself into a diverse and warm culture.
Projects & Costs: The next group of naturopathic physicians will be taken by Dr. Ameet Aggarwal in a group maximum of 6 people. Practitioners are encouraged to apply soon to ensure proper preparations are made for you on this trip. Excursions will include clinical rotations, follow ups, some cultural exposure to the coastal area of Kenya and likely observation time in surgery with a local community hospital. We likely will see some wildlife, depending on weather and group agreement. Please email email@example.com to discuss your trip. Expenses for food, basic accommodation, travelling and organizational fees, including support towards continuing the project will be approximately $1800.00CDN for 1 month. Airline tickets should cost you between $1600 to around $2000. If you can bring extra medical supplies with you, that would be really helpful, including homeopathics, vitamins, etc.
Contacts: Dr. Ameet Aggarwal, ND Executive Director, Organized Medicine Foundation (OMF-NMRF), 3125-113A St. Edmonton, AB T6J 3V3 Canada
Phone: 1-778-829 9811 or 1 -778-238-7499 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In Kenya: P.O.Box 275, Nanyuki, Kenya Phone: +1 (254) 727 701002
May / June 2009
Excerpt: Naturopaths International is a non-profit naturopathic medical care practice founded by Dr. Brandie Gowey, NMD. Our aim is to provide and promote emotional, mental and physical healing for those afflicted by trauma, i.e. domestic violence, emotional abuse or natural disasters. Currently, Naturopaths International has a program in conjunction with Saathi women's shelter in Kathmandu, Nepal, (http://www.saathi.org) and ayurvedic doctor Sarita Shrestha.
Projects & Costs: Volunteers are always welcome at the Naturopaths International clinic! Help is needed on the committees overseeing international, domestic and fundraising activities. Or, you may volunteer medical care if you are a licensed practitioner. If you would like to volunteer, please complete one of two applications. Please complete the appropriate document for your interests, and note that international work requires a non-refundable $250 fee (money goes towards supporting international work).
Contacts: Organization can be contacted through there website
March / April 2009
Health For Every Living Person Foundation (H.E.L.P)
Excerpt: H.E.L.P. Foundation's mission is to provide integrated healthcare services to people living in developing countries, victims of natural disaster, war and civil unrest regardless of race, religion or creed. HELP Foundation designs, develops, and maintains integrated medical clinics and teams capable of delivering quality medical care to respond immediately with medical relief, and continue its support as long as there is a need.
Program & Costs: In 2006, 2007, and 2008 we have been sending doctors (ND's and MD's) and dentists for 2-4 week excursions to provide much needed medical and dental attention, which will continue in 2009. Doctors and dentists that volunteer will have a Thai MD or DDS accompany them throughout their work-term, so as to comply with Thai Law for Foreign doctors and dentists. Please note that volunteers are now responsible for raising their own funds to have the privilege of working in this remote tropical paradise, doing this incredibly fulfilling work. Starting January of 2009 we will be sending a doctor to the clinic for a full year term. The full-time doctor (must have current Full Prescriptive Authority License) will be paid a small stipend that will cover basic costs while in Thailand, and will be trained by the HELP Foundation's medical team in our Disaster Medical Management Program. Also starting in January of 2009, we will send our first "Medical Brigade" which will be made up of 4-6 medical students and doctors that will spend 10 days on Kho Khao. All brigade volunteers will have to go through the HELP Foundation's Disaster Medical Management Program prior to embarking on their journey. The volunteers on the brigades are responsible for raising money and supplies to make their trips possible.
Contact: The Health for Every Living Person Foundation (H.E.L.P.)
Phone: 604-888-8325 Fax: 604-888-8365
- 202-23242 Mavis Avenue, Fort Langley, B.C., Canada, V1M 2R4
Email: If interested in volunteering please send a cover letter and resume to Executive Director Marilyn Lawrie: email@example.com for the application package
**Physicians must send in their completed Volunteer Application Package a minimum of 60 days prior to their departure date, and dentists must give a minimum of 45 days. All applications will be reviewed and accepted by both the H.E.L.P. Foundation as well as the PPPHO
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