CMASH stands for Canadian Medical and Surgical Healthcare. It provides opportunity to serve on short-term teams which help the people of poverty stricken countries by providing medical care and surgeries to those in need.
CMASH has the following upcoming Medical and Surgical team opportunities:
- February 2019 — Haiti Medical Team
Haiti — 2019 will be CMASH’s 9th year sending teams to Haiti. There is still room on our team. The ability to speak French is a bonus for Haiti trips, but not necessary.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
Medical Teams are made up of family physicians, nurses (RN & LPN), Pharmacist, and 1 or 2 non-medical people. These teams will travel to outlying communities to diagnose and treat patients who are unable or have great difficulty getting transportation to the only hospital on LaGonave Island (the Wesleyan hospital). We typically see between 100-150 patients per clinic and we do about 4 clinics per trip. This team collects medications, vitamins, first-aid supplies, and baby gift packs to be distributed. However, we do try to purchase as much as we can in Haiti, to support their economy and cut-down on luggage.
Surgical Teams are made up of 1 or 2 Surgeons, 1 Anesthetist, 2-3 OR nurses, 1-2 Recovery nurses, or ER or ICU nurses. This team will work alongside the Haitian nurses and Doctors at the Wesleyan hospital on LaGonave, performing surgeries and hopefully teaching as many skills as we can to the hospital staff while we are there. This team collects surgical supplies such as sponges, sutures, disposable drapes, etc. to be used while we are there as well as to leave some behind for their future use.
For general CMASH donations for team members or for medications and medical supplies, make cheques payable to The Atlantic District The Wesleyan Church. Indicate gift is for Haiti Feb 2019 or CMASH General. Send donations to:
The Atlantic District The Wesleyan Church
1830 Mountain Road
Moncton, NB E1G 1A9
Special needs required for medical and surgical teams:
- blood pressure cuffs (4)
- temperature probes (4)
- SAT probe (1)