Organization Profile

Parroquia Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe

Misión Guadalupe
Vicariato Apostólico de Zamora, Ecuador
Guadalupe, Provincia Zamora-Chinchipe, Ecuador

Contact: P. Jorge Nigsch
Telephone: ++593 7 219 6106
Email: clinica.guadalupe@gmx.es

Website: www.guadalupe-ec.org
Religious Affiliation: Christianity
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Mission: The Clinica Misional Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe is a rural health care center in southeastern Ecuador. It is located on the grounds of a Catholic Mission in the tropical cloud forest of the Oriente. It serves an impoverished indigenous population. The facility has examining rooms, dental suites with x-ray, an operating theater, pharmacy and basic laboratory. There is a hospital about one hour away. The clinic is staffed full time by an international multi faith group of medical volunteers. Dentists visit for at least three weeks, and are welcome to stay longer. We also are in need of dental technicians. Primary care physicians are asked to serve at least one month and have remained for up to one year. Surgeons and other specialists come for two to six weeks as necessary, and are expected to be accompanied by whatever support personnel that they deem appropriate. Travel is not reimbursed but room and board are covered once at the venue, with volunteer residences overlooking the Andes. There is also an apartment for a family. A working knowledge of Spanish is essential. Please explore the web site www.guadalupe-ec.org including postings by various volunteer professionals, photographs of the region, and descriptions of the community. If you are interested in serving at this remarkable facility contact Padre Jorge Nigsch at clinica.guadalupe@gmx.es . Sincerely, Serle M. Epstein, M.D., F.A.C.P. Associate Professor of Internal Medicine Yale School of Medicine

Program Type: Delivery of Care

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Countries/Regions Served: Ecuador

Duration: 3 weeks minimum

Recruited Personnel: Dentists, oral surgeons, and dental technicians

Language Requirements: Spanish

Accommodations: Single or double occupancy with private bathroom in a comfortable US-standard accommodations; meals are provided

Materials Needed: Masks, gloves and other dental supplies; donations are welcomed but not required.