Health Information on Ethiopia:
With difficulty accessing adequate medical care, many Ethiopians use traditional healing methods and medicines. Indeed, "traditional" Ethiopian "healers" have been using ritual and herbal remedies to treat people for centuries. It can be stated that many Ethiopian communities have far better access to traditional treatments, sold in the marketplace, than to government-run or private medical facilities. Common illnesses in Ethiopia include malaria, tuberculosis, and respiratory infections.
Our goal is work with the Ethiopian government in establishing a medical facility that can be used to train medical personnel in the use of laparoscopic and endoscopic equipment. The skills and talents acquired will be useful in treating disorders that women are affected by such as prolapsed uteri, vaginal fistulas, cystoceles, rectoceles, and hemorrhoids.
Estimated Expense per volunteer:
*Airfare volunteer provides
*Visa volunteer provides
*Registration with US State Department(STEP)
*Emergency medical evacuation insurance
*Onsite accommodations-except at the arrival and departure cities.
*Ground travel provided within the host country
*Guides and professional fees