NBA Legend Dikembe Mutombo is the chairman and president of the DMF, INC which is dedicated to improving the health, education and quality of life for the people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. With focus specific projects annually, DMF strives to create primary health sustainability.
Nurses with Purpose had the opportunity to attend the annual delegation with Mr. Mutombo and his team of experts. As the first nursing organization to be in attendance, we identified some areas in which NWP would be able to facilitate nursing support throughout the hospital with joint forces with DMF.
Every year DMF's outreach focuses on a variety of services including, orthopedic surgery, breast cancer awareness and screening, and just recently cataract surgery.
~Dr. Helena Ndume, is a Namibian ophthalmologist who is internationally renowned for her humanitarian work. To date she has performed sight-restoration surgeries upon 35,000 Namibians.
In July 2019, over the course of five days, Dr. Ndume along with her eye surgery team performed 178 cataract removal surgeries at the Biamba Marie Mutombo hospital.
We are in search of 6-8 male nurses for the 1st annual all male nurse medical mission trip. This team will be under the direction of the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation in conjunction with Nurses with Purpose. Areas of focus will include launching a new Infection Control Program throughout the hospital, CPR refresher courses and support for nursing staff.
Registration begins September 1, 2020 for the selection of Mission Teams 2021! Make sure to fill out the team member application, submit registration fee and schedule your interview on the teams page.
Complete application, submit one time non refundable registration fee
Mission Trips are heavily fund-raised, quoted cost may be at minimal based on donor participation
Required: Yellow Fever
Lunch catered and covered by DMF
Dinner self pay
While we thank all applicants for your interest in NWP it is important to note that all applicants will not be guaranteed selection. Selection of candidates is commensurate with key qualifying criteria.