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Therapist Physical Therapy Mission Trip in Dominican Republic
Physical Therapist and Occupational Therapist Volunteer Opportunity in Dominican Republic
Catholic Medical Mission Board works collaboratively to provide quality healthcare programs and services, without discrimination, to people in need around the world.
Volunteer Site Location: Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Repu
Length of Commitment: 1 year
Description: NPH DR needs medical volunteers, especially physical and occupational therapists, to provide care to the 215 children living on site. All of these children have suffered a tragedy before coming to NPH - many were abandoned, abused, neglected, or malnourished. NPH hosts several children with CP and others with disabilities caused by birth or injuries. The medical volunteers also do outreach to the surrounding communities. There are three small villages within walking distance of NPH. All of these communities are very poor, and nearly everyone living there does not have access to medical attention. NPH medical volunteers also work on health education in these villages, and with the kids of NPH. 15% of the children are HIV positive, and there are many misconceptions about how it is spread. NPH is working on educating everyone so that the children and the surrounding communities can enjoy better health. NPH hopes that medical volunteers will be positive role models for the children, and provide a year of excellent service.
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Latin America & the Caribbean