Volunteer Medical / Dental, Most health centers where our volunteers are placed are under resourced, and understaffed due to the exodus of health professionals to larger cities. There is a great need of efficient hands to help the doctors, nurses and medical staffs in treating the ever-growing number of patients in community clinics, hospices and small hospitals.
An important element of these placements is learning about healthcare practices in third World countries. Medical and dental placements are available worldwide which assist the local staff in whatever capacity they may need, such as taking medical history, checking vitals, providing check ups, giving vaccinations and HIV testing...Read more... As a medical volunteer, you will experience firsthand the discrepancy between the standards of care available in developed countries vs developing worlds. Dental programs engage the volunteer in patient checkups, extractions, simple surgeries and cleanings.
Volunteer in Kibaha, East Tanzania. All medically trained volunteers are welcome and needed at a charitable health center in the Kibaha District Council, the capital of Pwani Region, located 40 miles west of Dar Es Salaam.
Volunteer Zambia Experienced health care professionals as well as enrolled medical / nursing students are welcome. Volunteers will work under the direction of the District Health Office in Livingstone. This program gives volunteers hands-on experience working at a clinic or hospital in the Livingstone area. Aside from providing clinical assistance, volunteer will participate in on-going community outreach work. Health / Nutrition education campaign and national immunization drives may be part of the program work.
Volunteering in India Nursing and medical students, as well as medically trained healthcare professions, are placed in community clinics and participate in slum health outreach projects throughout in Jaipur. It is a sad fact - In India most people die of treatable diseases. Many health facilities have very poor hygienic standards and most locals cannot afford treatment. With the level of poverty growing with the population it makes this an uphill battle for good healthcare. Since most of the medical centres are in impoverished neighbourhoods the patients are poor and cannot afford the expensive treatment in good hospitals.
Volunteer in Ghana at a government health center. This very busy, under-staffed Health Center provides general outpatient care, inpatient delivery care and community health outreach education.
Volunteer in Nepal, this program is recommended for trained professionals, dental students and qualified dental hygienists. Dental volunteers are based in a large dental hospital in Kathmandu which focuses services on the poor, marginalized and destitute people of the community.
Volunteer in Ecuador, the hospital was founded in 1973. This public hospital offers the best service and technology of all public hospitals in Quito. It provides services for all areas of health to people who don´t have any medical insurance.
Volunteer Honduras Many people throughout Central America, including Honduras do not receive regular dental care. By partnering with the regional hospital’s dental department, A Broader View Volunteers provide necessary support to people who would otherwise not receive any dental attention
Honduras is high poverty developing country in Central America where more than 65% of the population live in poverty. Our A Broader View programs are based in the coastal city of La Ceiba. ABV partners with the regional hospital in La Ceiba, with the local Bomberos ambulance service and with several small clinics in around the city.
A Broader View Volunteers thrives on the efforts of our volunteers. All of whom contribute to the current needs and ongoing health initiatives. Whether you're assisting a new mother in the hospital, giving health education to teenagers, observing surgery, your experience allows you to better understand the Peruvian healthcare system as well as contribute to the improvement of health in the Cusco community and surrounding areas.
Volunteer in Guatemala there are networks of public health centers offering free of charge care. One of these centers is located in the town of Xela. Volunteer in an outpatient environment which caters to poor families living in Xela. Spanish speaking volunteers with a health back ground (medical/nursing students, EMT) are welcome. Patients see vary between 200-300 per day.
Volunteering in Uganda needed in support of two health centers in the Bulenga community. These health facilities offer maternity services and diagnosis, treatment of malaria, typhoid, diarrhea, as well as provide contraceptive services, immunization for infants, antenatal care, ultrasound scan services, and HIV/AIDS counseling and testing. Volunteer will also be able to participate in health education focused on providing expectant and nursing teen mothers who visit these health centers. Main topics include family planning and reproductive health, dietary nutrition for babies, and prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV/AIDS. Weekly immunization services are provided at the health center, as well as some outreach into remote village areas.
A Broader View Volunteers thrives on the efforts of our volunteers. All of whom contribute to the current needs and ongoing health initiatives. Whether you're assisting a new mother in the hospital, giving health education to teenagers, observing surgery, your experience allows you to better understand the Ecuadorian healthcare system as well as contribute to the improvement of health conditions in the capital city of Quito.
Volunteer Zambia at a busy community clinic in the Chelston area of Lusaka. Experienced health care professionals as well as medical/nursing students are welcome to support the in- patient services at the clinic. Patient count can vary from day to day. However volunteers will have a physician to shadow and work with. Volunteers need to bring their own medical equipment, gloves, lab coat, medical scrubs and appropriate shoes. As a medical/nurse/dental volunteer you should expect to shadow, as well as have some hands on work. Expect to be part of a team. These program are as much about learning about universal health care, as it is to offer hands on assistance to the local medical staff who you will be working with.
Volunteer in Tanzania with professional credentials, or those currently enrolled in medical/nursing school are welcome at a district hospital outside of Arusha. Patient count can vary from day to day. Since many health centers lack modern facilities, or have broken equipment and lack of staff, the placements are very challenging. However volunteers will have a physician to shadow and work with. Volunteers need to bring their own medical equipment, gloves, lab coat, medical scrubs and appropriate shoes.
Volunteers in Ghana support the work at a local health clinic or the regional hospital. Health care volunteer placements are open to all professionals including doctors, physicians assistants, nurses and EMT. As a medical volunteer you will work with local staff in support of the health care efforts. There is a wide variety of cases but disease such as malaria, HIV/Aids, tuberculosis and syphilis, as well as childbirth/maternity needs are most common.