Volunteer in Zambia with Medical Internships Program - from just $36 per day!

Company : Love Volunteers
Activities: Career Break / Community Volunteer Projects / Summer Volunteer Programs / Medical, Health, Medicine / Care Work
Country: Zambia
Location : Mwandi
Duration: 1 week to 1 year
Approx Costs: 250 to 2500 $ Dollars (US)

Are you a Doctor, Nurse, Med or Pre-Med Student? Your skills are desperately needed in Zambia!

Volunteers wishing to make a real difference to some of the most vulnerable people in the world should look no further than this amazing program. Health care professionals, med and pre-med students have the opportunity to volunteer in remote areas of Zambia at the Yeta Community Hospital in the Sesheke District. This is a 100 bed hospital which was established in 1968 and has a catchment area of around 35,000. It is the largest health facility in the area and handles cases from all corners of the district, some coming in from very remote health centers. Yeta Community Hospital currently has only two doctors and 55 nursing staff who preform surgeries and manage a Maternity ward, Children's ward, Women's and Men's ward, Outpatient department, HIV clinic, Pharmacy and Mother and Child clinic. The hospital is basic compared to what volunteers with medical experience would be used to. Volunteers need to be prepared to learn new ways to complete tasks and be willing to think outside of the box when working with patients due to lack of resources. Volunteers play an essential role is assisting the staff at the hospital and help to deliver quality health care to this severely disadvantaged local community.

Goals of this Project:

  • Improve the future prospects of the people of Zambia
  • Provide quality medical care to the impoverished people of Sesheke District
  • To offer practical medical experience to volunteers
  • To create cultural understanding between volunteers and locals

Start Dates

This project is available year-round and programs start every SUNDAY. Volunteers can choose to participate for periods ranging from 1 week to 12 weeks. Longer stays can be arranged directly with the local team, but will be subject to availability and individual visa conditions.

Spaces on this project are limited and therefore subject to availability. Early booking is recommended.

Requirements

This program offers an amazing opportunity for suitable applicants who are 18 years and over to work alongside qualified medical professionals and gain first-hand insight into the Zambian healthcare system. It is open to those with experience and/or education in the field of medicine, as well as med-school and pre-med students. Ideally, volunteers on this project will have at least a basic knowledge of the local language in order to communicate effectively with patients and staff, though this is not a pre-requisite. Naturally, all applicants must also have a genuine willingness to help, show drive and initiative, and bring a positive 'can-do' attitude. If this sounds like you, we want you on the team!

Additionally, volunteers applying to join this program will be required to supply to following documentation:

Emergency contact
Police check
Resume

Booking / Enquiry

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