Sites That Receive Health-Focused VIM TEAMS

UMVIM Jurisdictional Offices (listed below) can provide contact information for project leaders or missionaries.
NCJ - Rev. Tammy Kuntz:  umvimncj.coor@gmail.com
NEJ - coordinator@umvimnej.org
SCJ - Audrey Phelps: vimscj@sbcglobal.net
WJ - Ronda Cordill: umvimwj@hotmail.com
BELIZE:
Ø Lisa Williams – UMVIM Coordinator and Global Ministries Missionary Medical Mission Opportunities:

Medical Setting: Vision Operating Room, Dental Clinic
Medical Personnel Needed: Physician, Physician Assistant, Nurse, Dentist, Dental Hygienist/Assistant, Optometrist/Ophthalmologist
Following May Be Brought with Team: Medicines, Medical Supplies, Medical Equipment

CAMEROON:
Ø Collins Etchi Ako – VIM Coordinator Types of Ongoing Mission
Medical Opportunities:
Medical Setting: Vision, Open Air Health Campaigns
Medical Personnel Needed: Dentist, Dental Hygienist/Assistant, Optometrist
Medical Specialist Needed: Tropical Disease (copy of medical license required)
Priority Medical Project:
Health Care and Welfare Ministries in Yaounde – Malaria prevention, HIV/AIDS sensitization campaigns, and Mobile eye clinic

COTE d’IVOIRE:
    Ø  Masuka Maleka – Global Ministries Missionary
Types of Ongoing Medical Mission Opportunities:
Medical Setting: Hospital, Operating Room, Dental Office, Pharmacy, Laboratory
Medical Personnel Needed: Physician, Nurse, Dentist, Physical Therapist, Optometrist
Medical Specialist Needed: Surgeon, Anesthesiologist, Tropical Diseases, Pediatrician (copy of medical license required)
Following May Be Brought with Team: Medicines, Medical Supplies, Medical Equipment

GUATEMALA:
  • Ben Blevins - Director, Highland Support Project
    • Medical Setting: Clinic, Public Health Center
    • Medical Personnel Needed: Physical Therapist, Midwife
  • Jeff Hassel, Executive Director - Organization for the Development of Indigenous Maya (ODIM)
    • Medical Setting: Clinic, Dental Office, In-house Lab and Pharmacy
    • Medical Personnel Needed: Physician, Physician Assistant, Nurse, Dentist, Dental Hygienist/Assistant
    • May be brought with team: Medicines, Medical Supplies, Medical Equipment  
  • Wayne Wiley – Executive Director Project Salud y Paz Types of Ongoing Mission Opportunities:
    • Medical Setting: Hospital, Clinic, Operating Room, Dental Office, Pharmacy, Laboratory, Vision 
    • Medical Personnel Needed: Physician, Physician Assistant, Nurse, Dentist, Dental Hygienist/ Assistant, Optometrist, Pharmacist
    • Medical Specialist Needed: Surgeon, Anesthesiologist, OBGYN, Pediatrician (copy of medical license required)
    • May Be Brought with Team: Medicines, Medical supplies, Medical equipment
  • Rev. Luke M. Rhyee, M.D. - President, Healing Guatemala
    • Medical Setting: Clinic, Operating Room
    • Medical Personnel Needed:  Physician, Dentist
    • Medical Specialist Needed:  Surgeon, Anesthesiologist, OBGYN
    • May be brought with team: Medicines, Medical Supplies, Medical Equipment
HONDURAS:
·       Ø  Tom Brian - President of Send Hope Project 
     Opportunities:
Medical Setting: Hospital, Clinic, Dental Office, Vision
Medical Personnel Needed: Physician, Physician Assistant, Nurse, Dentist, Dental Hygienist/Assistant, Physical Therapist, Optometrist, Pharmacist
May Be Brought with Team: Medicines, Medical Supplies, Medical Equipment
·       Ø  Ken Hook, Jr. –Board Chair – Leonarda’s Home of Hope Inc. Types of Ongoing Mission Opportunities:
Medical Setting: Clinic, Dental Office, Pharmacy (Teams including a medical team should work in connection with the Carolina Health Foundation in order to have housing and support for the trip. www.CarolinaHondurasHealth.org
1) Leonarda’s Home of Hope Inc. – Limón, Colon, Honduras – Assisting the Comunión H orphanage by providing educational support and working with Carolina Honduras Health Foundation (www.carolinahondurashealth.org) with medical/dental clinics. (Advance #3021077)

         Ø Joseph Summers – Executive Director – Project Honduras Inc.
           Types of Ongoing Medical Mission Opportunities:
            Medical Setting: Clinic
            Medical Personnel Needed: Physician, Physician Assistant, Nurse (copy of medical license 
            required) May Be Brought with Team: Medicines, Medical Supplies

Ø Honduras
Various Weeks Available Between February-October, 2016. The Carolina Honduras Health Foundation is accepting teams for the 2016 season. They are currently in need of 18 teams to fill their calendar. Team Leaders are recruiting for all positions, primarily doctors, NPs, PAs, pharmacists, dentists, nurses, EMTs, lab techs, etc. The Limón Clinic is located in a remote area on the Caribbean coast, where adequate healthcare is scarce and the need is great. The cost per team member is approximately $1700. For more information, please contact Peggy Hook at hookkp@gmail.com, or visit www.chhf.org.


KENYA:
  • Ø  Flory Loise Atieno – Program Coordinator - Operation Hope Types of Ongoing Mission Opportunities:
    • HEALTH EDUCATION Opportunities: Training Women, HIV/AIDS education and awareness
NICARAGUA:
·       Ø  Jon Kerr – Director – Interfaith Service to Latin America
Types of Ongoing Mission Opportunities:
  -Medical Setting: Hospital, Clinic
  -Medical Personnel Needed: Physician, Physician Assistant, Nurse, Dentist, Dental   Hygienist/Assistant, Physical Therapist, Optometrist  
Medical Specialist Needed: Surgeon, OBGYN, Tropical Diseases, Pediatrician, Radiologist (copy of medical license required)
May Be Brought with Team: Medicines, Medical Supplies, Medical Equipment

NIGERIA:        
·       Ø  Beverly Nolte – Iowa-Nigeria Partnership Consultant
Types of Ongoing Medical Mission Opportunities:
Medical Setting: Clinic
Medical Personnel Needed: Physician, Physician Assistant, Nurse, Dentist, Dental Hygienist/Assistant, Optometrist, PharmacistPriority Project:
1.     Rural Health Program in Zing (South Conference, UMC of Nigeria) – medical personnel needed to work at the Rural Health Program where there is a hospital, maternity ward and Eye Center.

PANAMA:
Ø Rhett Thompson- GBGM Missionary and Panama Volunteer Coordinator
       Medical Setting: Community Center, Dental Clinic in remote, western Panama
      Medical Personnel Needed:  Physician, Physician Assistant, Nurse, Dentist, Dental Hygienist/Assistant, Physical Therapist, Optometrist, Pharmacist
      Medical Specialist Needed: Pediatrician (copy of medical license required)
      For more information contact: panamamissionrjt@gmail.com


PARAGUAY:
Ø Sue Givens – Missionary General Director
Types of Ongoing Medical Missions Opportunities:
Medical Specialist Needed: Audiologist, Optometrist (copy of medical license required) Following May Be Brought with Team: Medicines, Medical Supplies, Medical Equipment 
(Advance #3021089)

Ø Joy Varga – Missionary, Pastor, Medical Coordinator
Types of Ongoing Projects:
Medical Setting: Mobile Operation (set up in churches, schools, and other available spaces)
Medical Personnel Needed: Physician, Physician Assistant, Nurse, Dentist, Dental Hygienist/ Assistant, Physical Therapist, Optometrist, Pharmacist
Medical Specialist Needed: OBGYN, Pediatrician (copy of medical license required)
Priority Projects:
Mobile Medical Clinic – Serving throughout Paraguay – provide medical services while sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ, especially in remote and poor areas of Paraguay
1.     1)  Provide minimum of 4 or 5 medical campaigns in different parts of Paraguay: Yrybucua, Chaco, Lambaré, Luque, and Matachi.
2.     2)  Coordinate with pastor and members in the community to help provide medical personnel with registrations, basic screening, and sharing the gospel.

Senegal:
Medical Setting:  clinic
Medical Personnel Needed: Physician, Physician Assistant, Nurse, Dentist, Dental Hygienist/Assistant, Optometrist, Pharmacist
May be brought with the team: Medicines, Medical Supplies

Sierra Leone:
Kip Robinson - UMVIM Coordinator, Sierra Leone
Medical Setting: Hospital, Clinic, Operating Room, Dental office, Vision
Medical Personnel Needed: Physician, Dentist
Medical Specialist Needed:  Surgeon, Anesthesiologist, Pediatrician, Radiologist (copy of medical license required)
May be brought with the team: Medicines, Medical Supplies, Medical Equipment 

TANZANIA:
Ø  Elizabeth Soard – Global Ministries Missionary
            Medical Specialist Needed: Public Health

Note:  This is a list that is constantly changing.  If you would like to lead a team to a particular area, please contact the GBGM Missionary assigned to that location for detailed information.  Some locations not listed have missionaries in residence that do welcome VIM Teams to help them.

If you know of locations desiring health VIM Teams, please contact Jane Dunn at janedunn2@me.com so this list can be updated.



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