ELWA Hospital, Liberia—Otolaryngologist, Teaching

ELWA Hospital, Liberia—ELWA Hospital was opened in 1965 and has recently completed a revitalization program through Samaritan’s Purse. The new hospital was dedicated in October of 2016. It is now an 81-bed facility: 20 male medical/surgical, 20 female medical/surgical, 18 pediatrics, 16 post-partum, and seven labor and delivery beds. The medical staff is led by a PAACS trained surgeon. Other medical staff include six Liberian and other African physicians, one full-time and two part-time expatriate physicians, and one full-time and one part-time nurse practitioners. The nursing, laboratory, midwife, and surgery staff are Liberian.

Climate: The warm season lasts from January to early May, with an average daily high of 91 degrees F and a low of 75 degrees F. The cold season lasts from early July to mid-September, with an average high of 83 and a low of 73 degrees F. Monrovia receives on average 182 inches of rainfall per year, or 15.2 inches per month. The driest time is in January, with the wettest being in June.

Urgent Needs: ELWA is building its family medicine education program. In order to complete this training, they will need an otolaryngologist to come teach for a two- to four-week period. This can be one volunteer coming for four weeks or two different volunteers coming at two weeks at a time and will be an ongoing urgent need each year.

If you are an evangelical Christian otolaryngologist currently licensed in the U.S. or Canada and are interested in volunteering to meet this need, please contact Carly Poor by email or by phone at 828-588-1274.