Rio da Huila Hospital is 35 km from Lubango, the capital of the Huila Province. It is a rural general hospital of 10 beds, including ophthalmology and dentistry services, plus a 48 bed Tuberculosis Ward and a Community Health Program. It is a wholistic medical outreach to the Ovamwila people, mostly very poor, dependent on the local weather to be favourable to grow enough corn, millet and beans for the year. The Hospital team shares the Good News of God's love through medical care, dentistry, evangelistic outreach and prayer. The Ovamuila are coming to the Lord, which is very exciting. The Ovamuila believers themselves are sharing Jesus reaching out to villagers far from the main roads. Those are the very ones who also need access to community health care. Come and join us share the love of God. He is our Healer.
Rio da Huila Hospital offers electives for medical students which will include participation in ambulatory consultations, laboratory work and community health mobile clinics. Knowledge of Portuguese is beneficial. A good grasp of Italian, Spanish or French helps in bridging to Portuguese.