Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist - West Asia
Work with disabled children and adults, helping them to become better integrated into society. Initially work in a pioneer situation helping an NGO to establish a family-based or home-based rehabilitation network.
A central treatment and training place is planned to open after a few years. Train and work alongside local therapists, help to promote an attitude of acceptance and encouragement for disabled people.
Live out your Christian faith through daily opportunities to interact with the wider muslim community.
Qualities & Gifts Sought
Qualified physiotherapist or occupational therapist with work experience. Ideally a degree in physio or occupational therapy. Willingness to work with partner organisations.
Initially attend language classes part-time, but only limited time to study the local language and culture. Visa from the NGO running the programme.
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About Medical ministry
WEC International has been involved in Development through medical
work from its beginnings in the 1920s – in the Congo, the Amazon, and
WEC helps local churches run clinics and hospitals, offering expertise in fields like HIV-AIDS, ophthalmology, midwifery and dentistry. Our medical staff have served in several countries across Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Central America.
What's it like to be a medical missionary?
"Three mornings a week I work at a local hospital. Together with a local nurse we encourage women with newborn babies to breastfeed their infant.
“We have only a few minutes with each mother yet it is a great opportunity to share God’s love with these young women at a very special, precious and at the same time vulnerable moment of their lives." (a midwife)
"I have loved my time at Sibanor with WEC. I have had the opportunity to learn new skills, develop in confidence as a doctor, and grow in my Christian faith. It has been a huge privilege to be welcomed by the Gambian people and to serve alongside the amazing missionary team here." (Doctor Will)
Read why Dr Helen Roseveare says 'Jesus is worth it'.
Learn about missionary nurse Maud Kells OBE – another WEC pioneer.