There is a serious lack of trained medical professionals and manpower in the rural villages . No matter what your level of health care knowledge is, there is a large amount of work that needs to be done.
It is extremely difficult for many people to travel to their closest clinic and so they often leave visiting a health care facility until they are very sick. As well as this, the locals do not have a varied diet and often it consists of mainly the Cassava root vegetable, which does not nourish pregnant or breastfeeding mothers, leaving many malnourished children to attend.
Local clinics are lacking in manpower, skills and equipment and your involvement will provide the local villagers with health care that they would not normally have access to.
You may assist with anything from minor aliments to more serious illnesses and injuries, as well as offering a pre and post natal service to mothers.
As well as your work in the local clinics you will also be assisting with providing educational health workshops in the local community, on topics such as nutrition, basic first aid and malaria.
- Patient Care
- Community Outreach
Good Match For
Teens People 55+
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- minimum 2 weeks
- confident speaking English. French is an advantage although not required