Healthcare and Medical in Zambia!

Location: Zambia: Livingstone, Rural Areas

Program Duration: 1-2 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks, 3-6 Months

Dates: Year Round

PO Box. 199 Pukekohe, Auckland 2679 New Zealand

Description

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

Health care professionals and med-students have the opportunity to volunteer in remote areas of Zambia. They will be working alongside local hospital medical teams as they visit rural villages on regular outreach programs.

This is an amazing opportunity to experience first-hand how the main hospital in the Mwandi area is able to reach a population of more than 33,000 people, most of whom live in very remote small villages scattered over an area of approximately 400sq kilometers.

While working on the outreach programs volunteers need to be prepared to learn new ways to complete tasks and be willing to think outside the box when working with patients due to lack of resources. This is a great opportunity for volunteers in the medical field to get experience in different areas of medical care and also to share learning and knowledge with the locally trained staff.

Volunteers also have the opportunity to work in the 60 bed hospital in Mwandi, where duties assigned to medical volunteers will be dependent on the individuals interests and expertise.

Qualifications

Volunteers must be at least 18 years old at the start of the placements (unless accompanied by an adult). A good command of English is required.

Languages
  • English

Cost in US$:

$100-300

Cost Include Description:

Includes accommodation, food, an airport pick-up, orientation and 24/7 in-country support.

Credit Available

no

Volunteer Types
  • Education
  • AIDS
  • Community Centers
  • Public Health
  • Counseling
  • Special Needs
  • Health Care
  • Health Education
  • Hospital
  • Drug & Alcohol Recovery
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Dental
Typical Volunteer
Love Volunteers welcomes all who wish to volunteer and give their time and energy to help improve the lives of others in a developing country. Whilst some programs require specific education, qualifications and experience, all applicants must first and foremost 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!
Age Range
18-25, 25-35, 35+
This Program is open to

American, European, Canadian, Australian, South African, Kiwi, Worldwide, Asian Participant. This Program is also open to Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Home-stays

Participants Travel to Zambia

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
  • Resume
Typically The Application Process Time is
48 hours
Post Services Include
  • Alumni Network
  • Exit Debriefing Abroad
Year Founded

2009

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