Memorial Christian Hospital, Bangladesh – Family Practice – Late March thru Mid April, 2019

Memorial Christian Hospital (MCH) – Located in Malumghat, Bangladesh, 300 miles southeast of the capital city of Dhaka, Memorial Christian Hospital opened in 1966, and is operated by the Association of Baptists for World Evangelism (ABWE).  Today, the hospital has approximately 100 inpatient beds, but often many more patients.  Occupancy is usually 75-80%.  The hospital is the major surgical resource for 10 million people in a country of 130-140 million people.  Approximately 1800 surgical cases are performed each year.  The outpatient department has a very busy emergency room and sees 50-200 patients per day, depending on the number of available physicians.  The hospital has specialties in obstetrics.  The orthopedics department has one of the few shops that can make artificial limbs and braces.  There is also a physical therapy department, x-ray, pharmacy, limited dentistry services, and a lab which conducts standard tests.  The hospital provides a full immunization program, antenatal care, public health teaching, and a community health program.  Volunteer physicians generally see more OB pathology at this hospital in two months than most will see during a lifetime of practice in the US.  The hospital does a lot of other surgery as well, but almost all of it is emergency work.  Purely elective surgical patients are rarely admitted depending on bed space.

URGENT NEED:  Recruiting a Family Medicine and/or General Practice Physician to provide coverage during previously-planned engagements regarding the opening of the new hospital facility on April 12-14, 2019. It is requested volunteers arrive approximately 2 weeks prior to that time (March 27, 2019) in order to become acclimated to the culture and oriented to the hospital environment.

World Medical Mission (WMM) volunteers are self-funded or raise financial support to cover all expenses associated with their trip.  WMM will assist with coordinating all logistical aspects of the trip including medical licensure, work permits, visas, flights, in-country transportation and accommodations, travel insurance, etc.  There is no charge for our services.

If you are interested in this opportunity please contact Sandy Souto by email or by phone at 828-278-1006.