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  Northwest Medical Teams International: How to volunteer
We have opportunities for international, USA and Mobile Dental (Pacific Northwest) volunteers.
Medical and dental professionals interested in overseas opportunities, match your skills with our immediate needs listed in current opportunities or click on links in left column for general information.
Please note: You must be a licensed and boarded medical or dental professional for disaster response and medical teams.
www.nwmedicalteams.org /site/PageServer?pagename=inv_vol   (206 words)

 So many disasters stretch Northwest Medical Teams thin
More recently, as Northwest Medical Teams sought to send a team to assist victims of the deadly earthquake in Pakistan, funds were drying out as donations trickled in.
In addition, partner organizations in Pakistan, taxed by the worsening disaster, are not ready to host a Christian medical team because of complications in a Muslim nation such as anti-American feelings and reception of female medical practitioners.
But Northwest Medical has surmounted higher obstacles in the past, and was forming a team, including two doctors and a nurse to send to the earthquake area to assist survivors who lack food, water, and shelter.
www.cnnw.com /articles/SomanydisastersstretchNorthwestMedicalTeamsthin.html   (440 words)

 MinistryWatch Summary Report
Many have served on multiple teams and are available to be deployed to disaster areas on extremely short notice (24 to 48 hours).
Northwest Medical Teams looks at several criteria before establishing partnerships with other organizations, such as: experience both in the country and in humanitarian relief work, mission and compatibility with their mission, financial viability, will the work duplicate other operations, do they complement each other’s efforts to accomplish more than they could separately.
Northwest Medical Teams International (NWMTI) is a low-overhead Christian relief and development organization committed to partnering with others and helping volunteers use the resources entrusted to them to bring physical and spiritual hope to people in great need in our communities and around the world.
www.ministrywatch.org /mw2.1/F_SumRpt.asp?EIN=930878944   (1922 words)

 Northwest Medical Teams International: homepage
But her recent trip with Northwest Medical Teams took Pinneo to one of the world’s most forgotten places.
Electricity was in the air for Northwest Medical Teams' 7th annual Field of Dreams Dinner and Auction on June 10th.
Three staff members continue Northwest Medical Teams' work in Yogyakarta, investigating potential health and psycho-social intervention opportunities, as well as a community health outreach project.
www.nwmedicalteams.org   (492 words)

 Boeing: Community and Education Relations - International Relief Delivery Flights   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Heart to Heart International of Olathe, Kan., is a relief and development organization that specializes in volunteer action and worldwide humanitarian assistance to alleviate human suffering.
International Medical Corps (IMC) of Los Angeles is a global humanitarian nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering by providing health care training and medical relief programs worldwide.
For this flight, Northwest Medical Teams worked with the Camp Fire Boys and Girls in Tacoma, Wash., to collect 30,000 trauma care kits and letters of encouragement from Northwest kids to the young refugees from Kosovo.
www.boeing.com /companyoffices/aboutus/community/relflights/flights/kosovo.html   (1003 words)

 ReliefWeb » Document Preview » Air shipment to Iran delivers critically needed medicines
Northwest Medical Teams will partner with Operation USA to send antibiotics, bandages, pain medications, syringes and surgical instruments.
The supplies from Northwest Medical Teams, along with tents, blankets and clothing from other U.S.-based aid organizations, will be loaded aboard a Boeing 747 at LAX on Jan. 20.
Northwest Medical Teams has committed more than $250,000 to help earthquake victims in Iran in the coming months.
www.reliefweb.int /rw/rwb.nsf/AllDocsByUNID/a21b57bc81d6f92749256e1c0008e7cc   (289 words)

 Northwest Medical Teams - Business/Organization Participant Highlight - Volunteer - Volunteers for Prosperity
Northwest Medical Teams provides medical assistance in response to natural or man-made disasters around the world.
Licensed medical/dental professionals are assembled in a balanced team, each contributing their specific skills to a team's overall needs.
Must be an effective team player and be willing to submit to the authority of the assigned team leader.
www.volunteersforprosperity.gov /busorg/profiles/northwest-medical-teams.htm   (215 words)

 MinistryWatch - Ministry Information
Northwest Medical Teams International Inc. ("NWMTI") demonstrates the love of Christ to people affected by disaster, conflict and poverty by sending volunteer medical and emergency response teams, distributing humanitarian aid, and providing community development and children's ministry programs.
Teams of dedicated volunteers have traveled to Ethiopia, Rwanda, Honduras, Kosovo and many other troubled parts of our world and in the United StatesÂ…even New York City.
The Objective of Northwest Medical Teams’ corporate partnership program is to increase cause-related marketing programs that generate $1,000 or more per company.
www.ministrywatch.com /mw2.1/F_MinDesc.asp?EIN=930878944   (812 words)

 IAFF: Syndicated News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Horn’s team will be the first sustained medical responders in the area since the tsunamis hit last month.
Horn’s group is part of four disaster teams dispatched by NWMIT to treat the sick and wounded in Sri Lanka and Indonesia.
Each team is equipped with enough medical supplies and pharmaceuticals to treat up to 60,000 people.
www.iaff.org /across/content/Spotlight/05Stories/010705tsu.html   (171 words)

 Northwest Medical Teams International, Page 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The most common way for agency partners to raise funds for our program is to ask their local Rotary Club, Kiwanis, church, local small businesses or foundations to sponsor a clinic once or twice a year.
Northwest Medical Teams International produces an annual business and fundraising plan which is approved by our board for action.
Northwest Medical Teams International provides a fully equipped platform upon which a properly licensed dentist may provide any dental service that they would normally provide in their dental practice.
www.volunteersinhealthcare.org /Reports/dental/NWTI/report2.htm   (809 words)

 George Fox University: About GFU
Northwest Medical Teams Executive to Address George Fox Graduates
Northwest Medical Teams International Inc. (NWMTI) is a nonprofit humanitarian aid organization based in Tigard, Ore. It annually sends more than 100 volunteer teams throughout the world and has distributed more than $300 million worth of humanitarian aid to meet local and international needs.
He led NWMTI’s first team into northern Afghanistan, one of the first nongovernmental organizations to bring medical assistance after the fall of the Taliban.
www.georgefox.edu /events/press.cgi?id=1558   (276 words)

 Health Professions Advising - International Opportunities
International Healthcare Opportunities Clearinghouse - this website is designed for health-care professionals and students who are interested in volunteer work, employment, or studying with under-served communities at home or abroad.
Northwest Medical Teams International-Typical volunteer stints last from 10 days for development teams to one month for disaster-response teams.
Project Hope-Project Hope is the largest nongovernmental international health organization in the United States, with public-health and medical relief volunteer opportunities, primarily short term, in 34 countries.
www.montana.edu /dhs/hpa/international.html   (361 words)

 I Fear No Evil   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
reports, "The intensifying medical needs of storm evacuees are perilously close to overwhelming the system set up to serve them." Those of us who are not health care professionals can still help provide for the medical needs of these people by supporting organizations like Northwest Medical Teams International.
Medical services and medical supplies are donated, so the money they receive goes primarily for transporting the volunteers and supplies and for equipment maintenance.
Since then, NWMTI has sent over 1200 international volunteer teams to more than 100 countries, in addition to operating 9 mobile dental clinics in 29 counties in our own Pacific Northwest states (serving 18,000 dental patients annually).
www.gvec.net /star/katrina.htm   (617 words)

 Charity Navigator Rating - Northwest Medical Teams International
Northwest Medical Teams International is a humanitarian aid organization working to reduce suffering around the world and in the Pacific Northwest.
The mission of Northwest Medical Teams International is to demonstrate the love of Christ to people affected by disaster, conflict and poverty.
Since 1979, Northwest Medical Teams has helped meet the physical and spiritual needs of devastated people in countries like Cambodia, Mexico, Honduras, Romania, Albania, and many others.
www.charitynavigator.org /index.cfm/bay/search.summary/orgid/4070.htm   (375 words)

 Nursing Spectrum- Career Fitness Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
As Gust, a volunteer for Northwest Medical Teams International, Inc., based in Portland, OR, waited for permission from the Turkish government to cross the border, she had time to reflect on her mission —; assessing and treating the health needs of a long-suffering people in the northern reaches of Iraq.
Gust finally arrived in Iraq April 29, where she and other members of the Northwest Medical team — a surgeon and a paramedic/firefighter, as well as Lorie Baker, RN, a Northwest Medical staff member — planned to first visit Erbil, north of Baghdad.
The team, which carries with it five 70-pound bags packed with thousands of dollars of medications and medical supplies, expects to find diarrhea, pneumonia, and other illnesses common to the region, Gust said.
community.nursingspectrum.com /MagazineArticles/article.cfm?AID=9467   (852 words)

 InterAction.org | Members
The Mission of Northwest Medical Teams is to demonstrate the love of Christ to people affectd by disaster, conflict and poverty.
Northwest Medical Teams uses volunteer dental professionals to operate nine Mobile Dental Clinic vans in Oregon and Washington states.
Northwest Medical Teams distributes humanitarian aid (medicines, supplies and food) to beneficiaries in more than 50 developing countries and locally, in the Pacific Northwest, to 50 charitable agencies.
www.interaction.org /members/nwmt   (208 words)

 InterAction.org | Media
Northwest Medical Teams will partner will Operation USA to send antibiotics, bandages, pain medications, syringes and surgical instruments.
Photo/media opportunity: Medical supplies will be loaded from 9-9:30 a.m., on Thursday, at Northwest Medical Teams’International Distribution Center, 6955 SW Sandburg St. in Portland.
Since 1979, Northwest Medical Teams has sent more than 1,100 volunteer teams to some of the most impoverished and devastated areas in the world.
www.interaction.org /newswire/detail.php?id=2559   (349 words)

 Newhouse A1
Essig, of Northwest Medical Teams International, quickly redeployed his volunteers -- two U.S. doctors and a nurse midwife -- who had planned to treat the refugees.
Essig, Northwest Medical Teams' vice president for international programs, plans to bring another three-person medical team across the Friendship Bridge this week from Termez, Uzbekistan, to work in a large public hospital in Mazar-e-Sharif.
Northwest Medical Teams is a $40 million-a-year organization supported mainly by individual donors.
www.newhousenews.com /archive/story1a122101.html   (991 words)

 ReliefWeb » Document Preview » Northwest Medical Teams sends help to Uganda camps
Three veteran medical volunteers with Northwest Medical Teams depart for Uganda in mid-September to care for thousands of displaced, needy families camped in makeshift shelters.
Our medical volunteers are bringing tremendous hope, healing and a fresh start for many heartbroken families.
A second team of volunteers with Northwest Medical Teams departs for Uganda on Oct. 2.
www.reliefweb.int /rw/rwb.nsf/AllDocsByUNID/1ca12112905f7b5ec1256f0e00469678   (297 words)

 Christian News Northwest: News Article Archive: Feature Articles
TIGARD - At the end this month, Northwest Medical Teams International will move to a new headquarters and distribution center within a mile of its current location in Tigard.
North-west Medical Teams plans to complete its fundraising efforts for the new facility by September and hopes to occupy the building without any debt.
Northwest Medical Teams must complete its fundraising campaign to receive this grant.
www.cnnw.com /articles/articles7-04-4.html   (566 words)

 Tsunami Relief News - Uzbekistan Pediatricians Help Aceh Kids Too   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Partnering with in-country staff and medical volunteers from the United States, the team provides primary healthcare and surgeries in hospitals, plus travels to isolated communities down the western coast of Sumatra to reach children and their families who have no access to medical treatment.
The Uzbek volunteers are graduates of Northwest Medical Teams EMS program, an innovative project that instructed 45 Uzbek medical workers in emergency response protocols.
Northwest Medical Teams volunteers also helped establish the first ER facility in the country, doing construction and providing critically needed equipment.
www.indonesia-relief.org /mod.php?mod=publisher&op=viewarticle&cid=4&artid=1333   (360 words)

 Boeing: Community and Education Relations - International Relief Delivery Flights   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
CARE is one of the world's largest private international relief and development organizations, with more than 50 years of experience.
Highline Community College is a major center for higher education in the area south of Seattle, Wash. The Highline Foundation works in partnership with South African educators to improve educational systems, broaden access and enhance training opportunities for South African students.
Northwest Medical Teams International Inc. based in Portland, Ore., sends volunteer medical, dental, construction and emergency response teams to distribute humanitarian aid to disasters and impoverished areas around the globe.
www.boeing.com /companyoffices/aboutus/community/relflights/flights/africa.html   (667 words)

 Primer for International Opportunities
International matches medical students with a mentor for elective opportunities in the developing world.Volunteers serve in small hospitals and isolated clinics for 4 weeks to 3 months.
NWTI is a non-profit humanitarian organization that responds to people in crisis around the world by sending volunteer medical and non-medical teams (98 teams to 21 countries in 1997-1998), humanitarian aid ($55 million to 60 countries), community development and children's ministry programs.
A private, nonprofit international short-term development organization was founded in 1984 with the goal of helping to establish a foundation for peace through mutual understanding.
www.utah.edu /umed/students/clubs/international/primer.html   (3945 words)

 Employment Opportunities   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Medical students, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and nurses are invited to put knowledge into practice on a six to eight week placement.
Potential for international travel to destinations with rough terrain, unreliable access to water and electricity, and increased exposure to illness.
As part of Mercy Corp’ Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness team, the Human Resources team’s mandate is to provide the leadership required to support the agency in meeting its goals by providing consistent, fair, transparent and respectful service to its most valuable resource – its international and domestic team members, its people.
www.leprosy.org /ALMcareers.php   (5204 words)

 Pelican Pub & Brewery to aid NW Medical Teams in Tsunami Disaster
Additionally, Northwest Medical has donated $10,000 to its India-based partner, Emanuel Hospital Association.
“Northwest Medical Teams volunteers are trying to avert a second disaster – lives lost because of the outbreak of disease,” says Vanderzalm.
For more information on other ways to contribute to the relief effort contact Northwest Medical Teams International directly at 800-959-HEAL (4325), or stop by the Pelican Pub and Brewery.
www.pelicanbrewery.com /pages/brewery-pages/media-tsunami-relief.html   (307 words)

 Responses to: Reaching Out to International Residents
International volunteers, with spouses either in school or on long-term temporary assignments have been valuable additions for us.
Some of these volunteers are medically trained nurses in their home country but are not able to practice here.
Another international volunteer was with us full-time for three months building skills in US office environment before returning to Japan.
www.energizeinc.com /hot/resmay98.html   (500 words)

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