Ecuadent works almost exclusively with the Ecuadorian Navy and Ministry of Health. We work in both fully furnished hospitals as well as in clinics that are not completely outfitted for surgery (Ecuadent has it’s own portable operating room equipment). Our organization provides corrective surgery to impoverished Ecuadorian children suffering from various congenital deformities. We primarily repair cleft lip & palate, hernias, burn contractures and other deformities. In addition to providing clinical care, our organization encourages nurses to share information with local practitioners thus fostering an educational environment.
Our organization also provides outreach to Ecuadorian orphanages. Volunteers have the opportunity to visit with orphaned children and distribute clothing and toys collected throughout the year by our foundation.
No language requirements. Ecuadent provides translators for all areas of service. Previous mission experience helpful, but not required. Recovery room nurses are encouraged to be PAL certified, however, it is not mandatory.
International airfare and in-country airfare (if required by mission location). All housing, ground transportation & some meals are covered by the organization. Airfare costs average $700-800 per volunteer.
|Cost:||Airfare costs average $700-800 per volunteer.|
|Location:||Various locations all over Ecuador|
|Contact||Christopher May, Program Administrator|
|Address||109 Old Padonia Road, Cockysville, Maryland, 21030, USA|
|Phone||420-561-1800 or 410-560-2063|