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May 20, 2020

In This Issue
Maine CDC Eliminates COVID Testing Prioritization Upon Agreement With IDEXX
MMA Seeking Physicians to Provide Peer Reviews
JAMA Study Shows No Benefit from Hydroxychloroquine for Covid-19
Paycheck Protection Program Forgiveness Application Released
Attestation Deadline for Receipt of Federal Provider Relief Fund Payments & Opportunity for Relief
AMA Cautions Physicians, Public About Limitations of Antibody Testing for SARS‑CoV‑2
Cleaning and Disinfection of Environmental Surfaces in the Context of COVID-19
MMA Mary Cushman Award for Humanitarian Service
Maine CDC Public Health Advisory: 2020 Lyme and Other Tickborne Disease Information
A Message from Maine Responds
The 2020 Census Is Happening Now
129th MAINE LEGISLATURE, SECOND REGULAR SESSION
Opportunities to Support Physician Candidates for the 130th Maine Legislature
UPCOMING EVENTS
Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
May 28 Webinar: Medicare COVID-19 Related Billing, Coverage and Payment Information
Presentation Development and Design Live Webinar - June 19
Successful Opiate Recovery Strategies - New Date November 14
Maine Suicide Prevention Program Training for Clinicians
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Family Medicine Outpatient Physician
Physician - Nasson Health Care
Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care
Orthopedic Surgeon Opportunity in Beautiful New England
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians
Volunteer Opportunity with Partners for World Health - Portland, ME

 
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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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