brings free dental care to impoverished children of Nepal, northern India, Vietnam, Guatemala, and Kenya. http://globaldentalrelief.org
Helps International- Integrates its programs into the areas of healthcare, education, economic development, and home transformation. HELPS works together with other non-governmental organizations (NGOs), private enterprise, and cooperates with local and national governments to promote sustainability of its programs. http://www.helpsintl.org/programs/medical.php
Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO) is recruiting dentists and oral surgeons to fulfill two week volunteer assignments at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Honduras in El Valle de Sula (UNAH-VS). Volunteers will assist the dental school faculty with clinical and didactic instruction by providing training to the dental students on new clinical techniques, infection control issues and the basic science behind evidence-based dentistry. Continuing education lectures and demonstrations are also requested for the local dentists and faculty at UNAH-VS.
HVO is a private nonprofit organization committed to improving the quality and availability of health care in developing countries through the training and education of local health care providers. By emphasizing teaching and training rather than direct patient care, HVO aims to create a group of trained local health care providers who can teach others in their communities.
HVO’s Oral Health Initiative programs are sponsored by the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) and the American Dental Association (ADA). To learn more about this opportunity, contact:
Barbara Edwards, Project Associate, Health Volunteers Overseas
“Improving Global Health Through Education”
Phone: 202-296-0928; Fax: 202-296-8018