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PSA: Hospitals for Humanity looking for nurses
by Staff Minority Nurse Writer
Hospitals For Humanity (HFH) is a registered nonprofit organization with 501(C) 3 status in the United States. The organization provides health care for people living in the least developed countries of the world. Their goals include providing health assessments and treatment for local citizens; updating existing medical facilities, assisting in the construction of modern hospitals, and providing training to local physicians; improving regional health and sustaining the quality of care through partnerships with local government; and responding to special cases of chronic illness and diseases through evaluation, diagnosis, and patient referral.
Efforts are currently focused on communities in Haiti, Nigeria, and the Philippines. HFH's total patient population is over 65,000 and includes general surgeries, ophthalmic surgeries, dentistry, emergency medical services, and more.
HFH is looking for compassionate volunteers who desire to enroll in the organization, including CRNAs, NPs, PAs, RNs, optometrists, pharmacists, MLTs, EMTs, surgical techs, and physicians of all specialties. Currently, two Medical Mission Initiatives (MMIs) remain for 2012: one in Okija, Anambra State, Nigeria, from October 12–19, and one in Ijumu Land, Kogi State, Nigeria, from December 1–12.
If you are interested in learning more or applying for a Medical Mission Initiative, visit www.hospitalsforhumanity.org. You can view an informational video, look at pictures from past MMIs, and submit an application. Questions not answered on the website can be directed to Adrian Johnson, Director of Recruitment, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 224-577-5479.