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Healers Abroad: Americans Responding to the Human Resource Crisis in HIV/AIDS
International Center for Equal Healthcare Access (ICEHA)
Focus on infectious diseases with an emphasis on HIV/AIDS.
Deploy physicians and nurses to improve clinical skills of local health care providers by using a method of clinical mentoring and informal didactic training.
Deploy physician assistants, and pharmacists to work as a team with volunteer physicians.
Volunteer service is a minimum of 2 months, not usually long term.
Of the PEPFAR countries, have experience in Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria, and Vietnam.
Volunteers do not provide care but only build local clinical expertise.
Volunteers donate their time.
Focus on building capacity, promoting sound health policies, learning innovatively, developing networks, and promoting best practices.
Hire local staff, third country nationals, expatriots, or consultants.
Works in 37 countries, has offices in 14 countries including many of the PEPFAR focus countries.
Addresses HIV/AIDS and close ties to Johns Hopkins University provide easy access to expertise from internationally known leaders in the field.
Work in 88 countries, 20 of which have large projects.
Deploys about 187,000 volunteers a year (both domestically and internationally) in teams of 10.
Volunteers pay their own way.
Deployments range from months to years.
Qualifications vary with assignment.
Some assignments may address HIV/AIDS.