Health Care

Rural Communities Lack Basic Health Care – Volunteers Needed

Would you like to make a difference in the lives of others? We are currently seeking volunteer healthcare providers to lend assistance in Honduras for a few days. Honduras is the second poorest country in the Western hemisphere. The poor lack even the most basic health care – little to no access to medical professionals, vitamins and simple ways to stay healthy.

Many volunteer medical and dental teams provide excellent care at Honduran hospitals and clinics in cities.  But, the poor living in the country are in great need. More than 50% are chronically malnourished.  They have no resources and cannot travel to cities. That’s why the work of our volunteers in rural communities is vital.

1.  Dental Teams

Dentists, dental assistants, hygienists, and support staff perform cleaning exams, treat infections and absesses, remove teeth, and look for cancers.  Patients receive, often for the first time, toothbrushes.

2.   Medical Teams 

Doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, emergency medical personnel, and other medical/non-medical professionals, along with support staff, work as a team. They provide exams, treatment, education, medicines, and information about how to stay healthy. Patients are taught, often for the first time, how to conduct life-saving self-exams and basic nutrition/hygiene.

3.   Community Outreach Teams (in Honduras and at home) 

Non-medical teams distribute vitamins and toothbrushes they have collected in the U.S. If you cannot travel to Honduras, posting this message in your local religious or community organization newsletter and talking with friends can lead to collections of vitamins and over-the counter medicines that our teams take with them. This is critical as poor Hondurans cannot afford medicines.

Logistics:  We are always scheduling teams for a short trip to Honduras. We arrange lodging and meals.  We will meet your team at the airport and take you to the hotel and mission site. Any size team can be accommodated but 4 to 10 people is an ideal number.

Art For Humanity tailors each trip to the interest of the volunteers.

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