MedGlobal is urgently seeking US-based medical volunteers to support the Navajo Nation and Chicago communities

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MedGlobal is seeking US-based nurses to support the Navajo Nation and IL licensed nurses and physicians to support Chicago communities.

The Navajo Nation

The Navajo Nation has been devastated during the COVID-19 pandemic with over 5,000 positive cases reported. This puts them at the second-highest infection rate per capita after New York. As of May 15th, the Navajo Health Command Operation Center created the unified COVID Command Group which coordinates response efforts on COVID within the Navajo Nation. 

MedGlobal is partnering with Chinle Comprehensive Health Care to support its 60-bed hospital serving approximately 37,000 individuals in the Chinle, Arizona region. There is a critical need for nurses to support the Navajo Nation with a 1 month minimum commitment. Physicians are not needed at this time. 

Marginalized Chicago Communities

Chicago has recently reached over 110,000 cases of COVID-19, with marginalized communities, particularly African Americans, being disproportionately affected. Compromising only 23% of cases, African Americans makeup 46% of COVID-19 deaths in Chicago, showing a clear racial disparity.  

In partnership with the Inner-City Muslim Action Network, MedGlobal will be supporting testing operations through the IMAN Community Health Center. This Federally Qualified Health Center serves a diverse patient population primarily from the Englewood and Chicago Lawn neighborhoods. 

In Englewood, 46.6% of the population falls below the poverty line, and in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood, 27.9% fall below the poverty line. Both communities are predominately African American, with large Latinx and immigrant populations as well. West Englewood has one of the lowest rates of testing in Chicago and the Chicago Lawn area has case counts growing at a rate of 21.83% per week, indicating the need for increased testing in the area. Volunteer Physicians and Nurses with IL licenses are needed at the Chicago testing site. 

If you are interested in joining MedGlobal on the frontlines in Chicago or the Navajo Nation, contact volunteer@medglobal.org.

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