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October 7, 2019

In This Issue
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Tickets Still Available for MMA Leadership Gala October 26th
MMA "Listening Session" in Portland on Friday, October 25
Maine Legislature's List of Bill Titles Proposed for 2020 Session
Maine CDC Vaping Webinar October 9th
2019 Breaks Record for TIck-borne Diseases in Maine
This Week's Public Health Updates from the AMA
Celebration for Our Healthy Future Thursday, October 17th Honors Lani Graham, M.D.
Medicare Annual Wellness Visit: Tools from the Alzheimer's Association
MICIS: Individual Clinical Education Sessions on Opioid Topics
129th MAINE LEGISLATURE
MMA Legislative Calls Finished for the Session
UPCOMING EVENTS
Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
MICIS: 2019 Clinical & Legal Opioid Update - Fall Dates Scheduled
Qualidigm Rapid Induction Starting in the ED (RISE) Training
Maine Concussion Management Initiative (MCMI) Training Program - October 9
This Thursday: October 10 Webinar Presented by Baystate Financial: Protecting Your Income
Celebrate 65 Years of MMA Executive Leadership on Oct. 26. Tickets Available Now
Obesity Medicine: There is no 'one size fits all' - Monthly Lecture Series Beginning November 13th
MMA partners with the Maine Suicide Prevention Program and the Maine CDC/Sweetser to offer training for clinicians.
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Family Medicine Opportunity in Beautiful Western Maine
Medical Director - Bucksport, ME
Outpatient Internal Medicine Physician Bangor, Maine
BC/BE Family Medicine or Internal Medicine Physician
Physician
Nurse Practitioner
MaineCare Medical Director Opportunity
Full-time, Part-time and Leadership Opportunities for Physicians
Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Hospital seeks a BC/BE General Surgeon
Physician Director of Primary Care
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians
Volunteer Opportunity with Partners for World Health

 
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Volunteer Opportunity with Partners for World Health

 Volunteer Opportunity with Partners for World Health - Portland, ME

Partners for World Health (PWH) is a non-profit 501(c)3 based in Portland, Maine committed to reducing medical waste, improving the quality of healthcare in underserved countries, and educating our local community about global healthcare issues.

Our mission is to collect unused/discarded medical supplies from local medical facilities and to distribute those medical supplies to international communities in need. This work limits the negative impact we have on the environment and provides much-needed resources to the developing world. To support our work in improving health conditions around the world, we send local medical personnel on medical missions to developing countries, and we educate our local Maine community about global health issues. 

PWH has a great need for advice from certain medical professionals on how to sort and package the vast amount of supplies received, for shipping and use in destination countries, specifically, in the areas of:

  • Surgery: all aspects of OR medical supplies and equipment
  • Respiratory: any and all aspects
  • Anesthesia
  • Laparoscopic surgery: advice on the proper components of a “tower”
  • Cardiology

Please note: this request is not for ongoing time commitment but rather for a few hours of a professional’s time to help organize certain supplies appropriately.

While PWH receives tens of thousands of pounds of equipment/supplies from hospitals and clinics, there are certain critical items always in short supply.

For more information, contact volunteer Rita Zanichkowsky at rznct@maine.rr.com or 207-232-3264, or contact Partners directly at 774-5555.  Thank you! 

https://www.partnersforworldhealth.org/

 

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