Volunteer in a Community Health Clinic

Location: Philippines: Tacloban City

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

Dates: Year Round

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Brgy. 64, Lot 63, Cluster II Bliss, Sagkahan Tacloban City, Leyte 6500 Philippines

Call Us

Phone: (6353) 325-2462

Fax: (6353) 325-2462

Description

Volunteer at a health clinic in the Philippines and help augment support to understaffed and underfunded health clinics in rural towns outside Tacloban City. This volunteer project is ideal for volunteers looking to experience the healthcare industry in the Philippines or looking to implement their professional medical skills in a rewarding environment.

Rural Health Unit clinics serve as the only source of free healthcare for impoverished communities in rural towns around Tacloban City. It is at these clinics where one doctor and a handful of nurses have the sole responsibility of looking after a community of thousands of people while at the same time having only a limited number of resources at their disposal.

The clinics will benefit greatly from the services of volunteer medical professionals and qualified students. Volunteers who are being recruited include doctors, nurses, medical assistants, pre-med students, and students in health and medical programs.

The duties of the volunteers will vary, depending on their qualifications. In the past, volunteers have assisted in taking patient vitals, obtaining medical history, administering inoculations, assisting with minor surgery, helping with delivery, and conducting medical screens and examinations. Services are generally provided at the clinic, although periodically outreach health services are provided to outlying areas.

Initiative is a major trait that volunteers need to possess in order to participate in this project.

Qualifications

- Volunteers must be independent and open-minded.
- Volunteers must be willing to experience a different culture
- Volunteers must be a medical student or have experience working as a doctor or nurse in the health industry

Minimum Education

High School

Languages
  • English

Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching
  • English

Cost in US$:

$100-300

Cost Include Description:

What's Included: Airport Reception, Accommodation with local host family, 2 meals a day (breakfast and dinner), 24 hour local staff support, orientation, Crash courses in the local dialect Waray Waray.

What's Not Included: International or Domestic Airfares, Insurance or Visas.

Credit Available

no

Volunteer Types
  • Health
  • Health Care
  • Health Education
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Dental
Typical Volunteer
Volunteers work closely with local rural health clinics. Volunteers assist doctors, nurses and midwives by performing a number of activities, which include but are not limited to: helping to admit patients, assisting with patient consultations, dressing wounds, assisting vaccination drives, assisting prenatal consultations, assisting dental consultations and visiting local communities on public health drives.
Age Range
18+
This Program is open to

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

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Home-stays

Participants Travel to Philippines

Independently

Application Process Involves
  • Resume
  • Online Application
Post Services Include
  • Alumni Network
Year Founded

2004

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