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Medical Professionals - Congo Leprosy Eradication Project

NOTE: At this time, nonessential overseas travel has too many variables to allow effective planning and budgeting of resources.  We will continue to process applications for the 2021 potential trips, but no confirmation of schedules are currently available.

CONGO LEPROSY ERADICATION PROJECT – MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS

Looking for Nurses, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physician Assistants & Doctors

Location:  The Kimia Center, Impfondo, Republic of Congo

Dates:  Customize your trip, consider a duration of a few weeks, months, or a longer-term opportunity.

Serving:  Indigenous people of the Congo region – Aka pygmies

Approximate Cost:  Monthly: $3500 - $3700 (US)

Accommodation:  The KimiaCare Center

Description:  Did you know that the indigenous people of the Congo region are Aka pygmies? Although diminutive in stature, they are renowned for their bravery and ability to hunt, fish, and thrive in the jungle. Unfortunately, they are discriminated against and marginalized by the majority population. On top of that, their community has a very high rate of leprosy. 

The good news is that there is a cure for leprosy! The bad news is that it is very difficult to locate and medically treat nomadic people who are often on the move.

The Kimia Care Center is one piece of the larger solution as it provides accommodation for patients and their families as they undergo initial treatment. The longer-term plan is to have them reintegrate into their communities while being monitored by trained health personnel. 

In this manner, it is our privilege to help those who have contracted leprosy and work toward eliminating leprosy from the Congo.

We are in need of Medical Professionals who can work with our mobile team to screen for new patients and our Centre team to provide initial and ongoing treatment for those who come for care. 

If any aspects of the above opportunity resonate with you, be sure to contact us to see if this could be a fit for you.

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