Volunteers sought for care in developing countries 

Two hundred short-term volunteer health care providers are needed to improve the quality of care provided to more than 500,000 HIV patients in developing countries. The International Center for Equal Healthcare Access (ICEHA) is recruiting experienced physicians and nurses to volunteer for eight to 12 weeks in developing countries. Using clinical mentoring techniques, volunteers provide HIV bedside training to local health care providers.

ICEHA is a nonprofit organization of physicians and nurses who volunteer their expertise on HIV care and infectious diseases to clinics in developing countries. ICEHA’s clinical mentoring program was developed specifically for the rapid scale-up of skills of the local health care staff, strengthening the quality of health care delivered in developing countries so that countries can fight the HIV epidemic from within. ICEHA’s largest program, and the one most in need of volunteers, is in Cambodia.

More information, including a volunteer application, is available on-line at www.iceha.org or by contacting Katie Graves-Abe by e-mail at kgravesabe@iceha.org.