HVO Launches Pediatrics Project in
[Washington, DC - August 28, 2014] Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO) is pleased to announce the launch of a new pediatrics project at Alam Sehat Lestari (ASRI Clinic), located in the town of Sukadana, West Kalimantan on the island of Borneo in Indonesia. In partnership with Health in Harmony, HVO will recruit highly-qualified pediatricians to provide training to recent Indonesian medical school graduates and nursing staff at the ASRI Clinic.
ASRI Clinic is part of a comprehensive, community-based program to promote the health of the Gunung Palung National Park and the people who live there. The clinic offers integrated solutions for poor health, including high quality health care for anyone who comes, extra discounts for communities that protect the forest, and environmentally friendly non-cash payment options to all patients. Health in Harmony - a nonprofit dedicated to fostering innovative solutions to the crisis of human disease and environmental destruction facing our planet - supports the ASRI Clinic in providing essential health services.
HVO volunteers will provide training to three recent medical school graduates who are committing a year of service to the clinic, as well as the clinic nursing staff. Volunteers will educate local staff through bedside/clinical training, mentoring, and didactic lectures; they will also provide periodic training in mobile clinics. ASRI Clinic has requested presentations on a variety of topics including seizures, fever, respiratory, abdominal complaints, and PALS.
HVO will recruit highly-qualified, active or retired pediatricians. There is no minimum requirement for years of practice, but global health experience is encouraged. Academic experience likewise is helpful, but not required. Third-year residents may be considered for assignment, but preference will be given to attending physicians with international experience. Assignments are a minimum of six weeks; volunteers will be scheduled for assignments for July 2015 and beyond.
HVO's pediatrics program is sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Health Volunteers Overseas is a nonprofit organization that seeks to improve global health through education. HVO volunteers build local capacity by providing health care professionals in developing countries with the knowledge, skills and ability they need to address the health care needs of their communities. HVO volunteers are trained health care professionals - physicians, nurses, dentists, physical therapists and others - willing to donate their time and expertise to work side-by-side with their colleagues overseas. Since 1986, HVO staff and volunteers have collaborated with a variety of health institutions to design, develop and implement each HVO project, working toward better patient care around the globe in trauma care, child and maternal health, essential surgery, cancer care, rehabilitation, and more. Visit www.hvousa.org to learn how you can help.