Medical healthcare volunteer work is enabling us help expand healthcare service to poor communities towards the attainment of our goal. Medical professionals and students comprising doctors, nurses, PAs, NPs, pharmacists, dentists, optometrist and students in these areas work with us to provide support to local health centers assisting in deliveries, women health, children health and general cases. In most of the facilities we provide volunteers to help, there may be about one to four trained healthcare staff serving several hundreds of people in the community. Our volunteer healthcare professionals and students therefore become very useful in giving many sick people the opportunity to be seen at the center.
Our volunteers also have the opportunity to expand on their knowledge and experience. Our volunteers also get to explore the culture of the people, visit places of interest, make good friends and experience life from a different perspective. All our volunteer work abroad programs embed cultural immersion into the actual work.
Volunteers in a photo pose with other local staff at the clinic they did their Medical healthcare Volunteer work in Africa
If you are interested in the group medical volunteering program, ie if you wish to join our group program where we go to villages with no health facilities to set up temporal clinics to provide care, as a team of volunteers in numbers ranging from 5-30, comprising doctors, nurses, PAs, NPs and students, please visit the group healthcare volunteering program page. If you are a representative of a group looking to come and provide healthcare service, you will be interested in looking up at the same information. We welcome all of you.
The medical volunteer work include taking care of patients on admission, taking vital signs, lab testing, physiotherapy, deliveries, diagnosis, treatment, supervising patients medication, providing education for new mothers, dental, eye testing, immunization outreach, treatment reviews, etc. and what you get to handle depends on your qualification.
Medical healthcare volunteers working with us in Africa who are placed to work in local health centers are accommodated and fed by a host family. Host families are selected from people holding honored professions like teachers, clergy and healthcare workers in the community. A volunteer gets own room, in some homes you have private bathroom, in other homes, its a shared bathroom with the family. Host families have been trained by us and they welcome you and live with you as a member of the family. So you get to do other things together. Like cooking dinner, attending social events and going out to experience your community. Medical volunteers who are friends and desire to share a room can do so.
Our medical volunteer opportunities are open all year round. This volunteer placement is open all year round so choose any dates that work for you. You choose your own start and end dates from three weeks up to 16 weeks. A medical volunteer can apply to volunteer in Africa and also apply to join a group medical healthcare program. To apply to do a medical volunteer work, please click here. Expenses and Funding: The expenses to come up for your trip include your air-fare, yellow fever and hepatitis immunizations, travel gear, visa fees, meals expenses, accommodation utilities expenses, money for local transportation and entrance fees to places of interest. We have programs helping our volunteers to raise money to cover some of these expenses. If you start early, you can raise enough to cover all expenses. Part of these expenses make what we classify as the program fees that we require of each volunteer. Please visit this page for information on the fundraising and the program fees.
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