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Medical and Health promotion

Volunteer listens to the heart of a child in a Medical and Health Promotion project

Overview

If you are considering a career in the health or medical field, our medical and health volunteer projects are ideal for students who want to gain experience in the field working alongside local healthcare professionals and/or healthcare education to local communities. Volunteers may be placed in different settings according to their qualifications and the country they pick.

Health promotion and education is an integral part of furthering the goals of development. With a well-informed and healthy population, anything is possible. However, there are extensive health problems that continue to threaten the wellbeing of the people. As a health volunteer you will be on the front lines of educating and raising awareness for healthcare issues impacting local communities. Whether you are involved in hands on health promotion and canvassing, healthcare advising, contraceptive literacy, or leading disease awareness workshops – your work will make an immediate, positive impact on your project.

 

Opportunities for medical and health promotion volunteersVolunteer examines the mouth of a child ina Medical and Health Promotion project

It is no secret that development countries healthcare systems are still in its early stages of development, and has limited impact on the poorest communities in these countries. As a result, many communities rely on local organizations and NGOs for healthcare advice and education, meaning it is up to the people to provide effective health awareness. Thus, it is imperative that these organizations are staffed with dedicated and knowledgeable volunteers to execute essential health activities.

Medical volunteers may have the opportunity to assist clinics and hospitals but they will not be allowed to partake in serious procedures.

 

Skills needed for medical and health promotion volunteers

Volunteer examines the foot of a child in a Medical and Health Promotion projectPrograms are suitable for both experienced and inexperienced volunteers. However, volunteers will be placed according the their specific experience and qualification levels. It is an excellent opportunity for medical students to learn and gain experience in the field.