Upcoming Needs

2013 The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS) Mercy Medical Teams 

Service Opportunities as listed below:

1. Madagascar – March 14-24   Clinical Team
2. Haiti – June 7-16   Clinical Team
3. Kenya – July 11-21   Clinical Team
4. Madagascar – August 1-11   Clinical Team
5. Kyrgyzstan – September   Community Health Education Team
6. Peru – October  Community Health Education Team
7. Kenya – November 7-17   Clinical Team

LCMS Mercy Medical Teams are currently accepting applications for medical professionals and hard working non-medical professionals to provide voluntary service in a short-term, primary care, clinical setting. These traveling, temporary, off-site rural clinics will bring desperately needed healthcare to some of the most under-served rural areas around the glove.

LCMS is looking for dedicated medical professionals including physicians, NP’s, PA’s, RN’s, pharmacists and hard-working laity.

Ground expenses are estimated at: $1250-$1500 (for all inclusive food, lodging, ground transportation, and additional clinical supplies and meds) plus airfare. (Don’t have funding now? Contact us for a flexible payment options and fund development strategies and tools for raising support!)

If you have any questions about these trips, or other opportunities, visit: LCMS Mercy Teams or feel free to call:

Jacob Fiene
Manager, Health and Medical Projects
LCMS Mercy Medical Teams
800-248-1930 ext. 1278


Nursing Opportunities in Rwanda

The Rwanda Ministry of Health’s Human Resources for Health Program has several nursing openings for clinical nursing and midwifery faculty. The positions are available immediately and require at least a six month commitment.

Recruitment is also beginning for full time faculty for year 2, which begins August 1, 2013.

Faculty are employed by United States Universities, which means all applicants must be employable in the US. Nurses or midwives with experience across most specialty areas are encouraged to apply.

Here is a little more detailed information on the Rwanda HRH Program. The program represents a new model for health education and the delivery of foreign aid (as written on their website):

  • The project will create a new paradigm for cooperation between US academic institutions and academic institutions in Rwanda
  • Instead of small scale cooperative efforts between individual academic institutions involving exchanges of a few people, this will be a coordinated approach intended to upgrade medical and nursing professions in a comprehensive way according to national government plan.
  • US academic institutions will make a commitment that is unprecedented in global health. They will supply full-time medical, nursing, health management and dentistry faculty and collaborate with each other on all aspects of health professionals’ education.
  • The Government of Rwanda will contract with the US academic institutions. Responsibility, control and accountability will rest with the Rwanda Government.
  • After 8 years, the Rwanda Government is positioned to sustain the improved health workforce on its own without foreign aid.

For more information, go to www.hrhconsortium.moh.gov.rw


Seeking Nurse Educators ~ Tanzania & Uganda

Peace Corps is now accepting applications from qualified individuals interested in serving as medical or nursing educators in Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda through the Peace Corps Response program. Volunteers will serve one-year assignments teaching clinical health skills to local practitioners.

For more information, visit the website at: http://www.peacecorps.gov/resources/media/press/2092/. You have to be over the age of 18 and a US citizen to apply.

The application can be found here: https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25332&siteid=5174

Please do not email the GANM looking for information – please visit the websites above.