The aim of the Medical, Nursing and Health Volunteer Programme is to help rural communities, which are deprived of access to basic healthcare and medicine. In major cities, medical care is fairly good and accessible. However, once you leave the major cities, the standard drops considerably and there is a real shortage of trained medical professionals to work in these communities and provide basic healthcare services.
The Medical, Nursing and Health project is well suited to medical volunteers with an interest experiencing medical work in settings much different to your traditional medical environment.
It is important to note that the facilities and resources on this project, especially in the more rural clinics, are extremely limited and provide a much different working environment to what most Medical volunteers have experienced before. Therefore, short term volunteers must understand that the clinic work will be be primarily observational, but the longer you spend on this project and the higher your qualification, the more likely it is you will be able to participate in a more hands on capacity. This will be determined by our local team and based on your level of education and previous experience.
This project is open to qualified medical or nursing professionals as well as volunteers who have completed at least two years of medical or nursing training. You will need to provide a copy of your qualifications, or a letter and transcript from your school to the local team on arrival. Midwives are also able to work within our rural clinics.