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HANDS Announces Dates for Fall Medical Trip to Egypt


Hands Along the Nile Development Services (HANDS), an AUA recommended organization, has selected the date for its fall 2011 medical trip to Egypt. HANDS partners with 30 Egyptian civil society organizations in Cairo, Minya, and Beni Suef that engage in community development projects across a variety of focus areas including health care and environmental protection. HANDS supports these partners by providing project oversight and training. Each year, HANDS organizes a Medical Mission trip in which a team of medical professionals conduct training sessions for local medical personnel in Egypt.

This year, the trip will take place October 23 through November 3 in Cairo and Minia. The total cost of the trip will be $2,100 for a shared bedroom, and $2,600 for a single bedroom in a four or five star hotel. This price includes food and beverages, local transportation, and weekend sightseeing tours. HANDS is looking for medical professionals with the following areas of expertiese:

Specialists who can provide university level teaching on one of the following topics:

  • General Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • ENT (ear, nose, and throat) specialists

Nurse practitioners

Occupational health nurses

Hospital administrators (particularly those who focus on the role of the nurse)

Specialists in the following areas:

  • Women’s reproductive health
  • Infection Control
  • Nutrition (particularly in diabetic patients, and the role of nutrition in preventing diabetes)
  • CPR and First Aid
  • Cancer screening and early detection
  • Medical auditing, registration systems, and medical biostatistics

If you are inteserestd, keep in mind that the last day to register is on July 30, so sign up today. Don’t forget, you can apply to the AUA Mosiac Scholarship to help fund your volunteer trip to Egypt with HANDS.


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