MedGlobal is recruiting medical and surgical specialists, mainly in the fields of Endocrinology, Neurology, Pulmonary, Gastroenterology, Rheumatology, and Orthopedics to volunteer with our partner, the Syrian Refugee Health Clinic in Lebanon, starting November 25.
As the conflict in Syria continues, emergency funding is drying up and the healthcare needs of the refugee population are increasing. The latest reports estimate that there are over 1.5 million Syrian refugees in Lebanon, with 350,000 registered in the Beqaa region. Several healthcare centers are providing non-specialty consultations and dispersed care. Moreover, there is a surplus of Lebanese and non-Lebanese generalists available to the population, yet their coordination is lacking and the cost of care is high.
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are a rising cause of morbidity and mortality in the refugee population. Ghiras Healthcare Centres, along with our partner Multi-Aid Programs’ (MAPs), run clinics that see an average of 300 patients per day between the adult, pediatrics, maternal health and dentistry clinics. There is a lack of specialist care providers and the need is high. MedGlobal is leading the efforts in closing the healthcare gap in areas in need. The most pressing need is for endocrinologists, neurologists, pulmonologists, gastroenterologists, and orthopedists.
Starting November, MedGlobal will be sending a team of specialists for 1-week duration missions every 2 months, while also performing data collection, training, and quality improvement projects to advance the field of refugee health both locally and globally.
If you are available to join these missions please email [email protected] for further details.