Medical and healthcare volunteer Projects
Our medical projects are diverse and suitable for volunteers of all levels of experience, as you may help in different areas and roles. If you are a medical student hoping to gain some valuable experience, or volunteering as part of your medical elective, then we have suitable placements for you. We have projects, which can really use the skills of qualified volunteers, such as doctors, nurses, midwives, counsellors, physiotherapists, dentists and a whole range of professions. If you are unskilled, but have an interest and would like to assist in this field then you can also help in many project areas.
Why your help as a medical and healthcare volunteer is vital
Hospitals and clinics in Africa are often seriously understaffed, lacking in resources and welcome assistance from volunteers. As part of a well managed project we can provide effective support to these medical centres and provide you with invaluable experience, without imposing an even greater burden on already overworked staff.
Equally as vital are the medical outreach projects that you may be involved with. These involve education and awareness about preventable diseases, such as malaria and HIV/AIDS and care and support for those affected by them. Many people living in poverty do not have access to proper medical care and cannot, or will not, go to receive treatment. Voluntary and home based care programmes, providing basic training, can make a huge difference to the standard of living in these situations.