Volunteer Medicine & Health Care in Jamaica - RSVP Caribbean

Location: Jamaica: Mandeville

Term: Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter, Throughout the year, May Term, Spring Break

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

Dates: Year Round

RSVP Caribbean Volunteers

https://www.rsvpcaribbean.com

Mandeville P.O. Mandeville, Manchester 00000 Jamaica

Call Us

Phone: 8765695918

Description

Access to affordable health care is a major challenge in Jamaica. The distance to travel to get health care plus the costs associated with some services is unaffordable. Even when some services are free persons are unable to afford the transportation cost. Many poor, vulnerable and at-risk communities struggle to ensure that their members are in good health. In these communities pregnant and lactating mothers, children and the elderly are often prone to many types of diseases. By being able to offer health care to the community significantly helps in health education and preventative. Volunteers in the medical field (doctors, nurses, dentists, physiotherapists and other health practitioners) are suitable for this project. Volunteers who are also studying in the health field can also assist greatly in these community health outreach activities and volunteers will also get the opportunity to work at a hospital or health centre and assist with patient care. As a volunteer on this program participants will be making a major contribution to health care to some of the neediest persons in the population.

Highlights

1. Contribute to improving the health care of at-risk population in Jamaica.

2. Assist in working directly with vulnerable communities by promoting healthy lifestyle practices.

3. Assist in health education and preventative care.

4. Providing support to organizations that are short staffed.

5. Contributing to the realization of some of the sustainable development goals.

Qualifications

Dependent on placement, however volunteers who have various types of experience or levels of study or interests can apply.

Intern Types
  • Health Sciences
  • Health Administration
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
Languages
  • English
  • Jamaican

Cost in US$:

$1250-1500

Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

The first work day after arrival a full orientation is provided - tour of the town, important landmarks, visiting the bank and phone company for a SIM card, knowledge on how to take the taxi, cultural dos and don'ts among other things.

The activities at assigned placement will be dependent on which area of medicine and health care you are interested in. There are also social events which are planned once per week such as reggae dance class, patois class, cultural session, cooking class and other creative ways to immerse you into the culture.

We offer 24/7 support.

Credit Available

no

Volunteer Types
  • Public Health
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Hospital
  • Health Education
  • Health Care
  • AIDS
  • Childcare & Children
  • Dental
  • Special Needs
  • Health
This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant. This Program is also open to Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Home-stays

Application Process Involves
  • Letters of Reference
  • Online Application
  • Resume
Typically The Application Process Time is
Within 2 weeks
Year Founded

2015

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