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Bahamas Dental Association, International Medical Relief recruiting volunteers for Hurricane Dorian missions

October 11, 2019 Nassau, Bahamas — Hurricane Dorian struck the Bahamas on Sept. 1 and was the most intense tropical cyclone to strike the Bahamas in the nation’s history. To assist the victims of the devastation, the Bahamas Dental Association and International Medical Relief are planning outreach missions to ensure that the survivors’ medical and dental needs are addressed.

In the wake of the devastating Hurricane Dorian, thousands of Bahamians from the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama were displaced and evacuated to the nation’s capital of Nassau, with many living in shelters.

On a mission scheduled for Oct. 25-28, the Bahamas Dental Association is requesting at least 30 dental personnel, along with adequate equipment and supplies for 30 mobile stations. Mission volunteers will target victims under 21 years of age and anticipate treating about 1,500 people.

Interested volunteers should contact Dr. Joyous Pickstock with the Bahamas Dental Association at drjpick@gmail.com. Upon confirmation that the volunteer is accepted, volunteers should complete a form with the Bahamas Ministry of Health located here. Once participation is confirmed with the Bahamas Dental Association, volunteers should book airfare and accommodations (at their own expense).

International Medical Relief, a nonprofit, is also accepting dental volunteers to serve communities as requested by the World Health Organization and local government. IMR’s goal is to provide aid in whatever manner is necessary to help the people and the medical community of the Bahamas.

Volunteers can serve from Oct. 19-26, or for a shorter period of service on Oct. 19-22 or Oct. 22-26.

For more information or to apply go here.