Evangelical Lutheran Church in America LGHV - Dental Professionals - Tanzania in Various, Indiana
Lutheran Global Health Volunteers
Dental Laboratory Technician
Work alongside Tanzania counterparts to use the existing equipment and supplies of the dental unit to provide necessary dental care to patients that appear in the out-patient department with a variety of oral hygiene issues who would benefit from a dental intervention.
Take frequent teaching session with the indigenous hospital staff. As the volunteer leaves, the various tasks and activities can be continued with local hospital staff.
Bunda Designated District Hospital (BDDH) is situated in Bunda Town on the Musoma - Mwanza highway. The ELCT Diocese in Mara region is the owner of the Hospital and runs it as a Designated District Hospital for Bunda District. The catchment population for the hospital is more than 371,000. The people inhabit the plains just beyond the Serengeti and reaching the Eastern shores of Lake Victoria. The main health problems in the area are malaria, pneumonias, diarrheal and other communicable diseases. The weather is warm with two rainy seasons and a hot dry dusty season
Marangu Hospital is an 80 bed facility located in a rural setting at the base of Kilimanjaro National Park (entrance - one of three entrances) at an elevation of 5,000 ft. The local area has about 300,000 people who are mostly peasant farmers (coffee and bananas) and small businesses.
Dental Therapist Required; DDS Preferred
BS in Laboratory Science
Previous experience in a developing country's healthcare helpful
Flexibility and adaptability is essential
Terms and Conditions
This is a self-funded volunteer position connected with Lutheran Global Health Volunteers. Volunteers receive basic overseas medical coverage (if requested), and reimbursement for costs associated with visa and work permits required for their period of service. The period of service is flexible with length of service generally between 1-3 months.
General Qualifications for ELCA Global Personnel
Christian faith and a commitment to the mission of the church
Openness to various expressions of Christian faith and respect for people of other faiths
Respect for beliefs, values and customs of church and culture where assigned
Well-developed inter-personal skills demonstrating understanding and compassion
Demonstrated ability to carry out the responsibilities and the ability to adapt to different standards and practices
Ability to work within the framework of a local administration
Adaptable and flexible - sense of humor - good physical and emotional health
Live and serve in a way which reflects the vision and expectations of the ELCA
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From: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America