Kaya Health and Medical Volunteering Projects in Ecuador


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

QuitoQuito, NAEC

About

Medical Spanish Language Course

Looking to improve your Medical Spanish language skills? In our multi-cultural society these skills can be invaluable to a medical practitioner in the US, Europe or anywhere in Latin America.

If your conversational Medical Spanish isn’t good enough to impress your cadaver, we’ve got the perfect program for medical students and professionals who want healthcare experience abroad. It is a total immersion program in Ecuador that will give you an insight into issues in global health, traditional medicine, medical practice in resource poor communities, and thorough, targeted medical language study so you will be able to communicate effectively with patients and staff in your particular field of medicine. If you have existing Spanish speaking skills (especially those who are Independent user level B1 of CEFR) you will find this placement extremely rewarding. Beginners are also welcome as the course will be tailor made to meet their needs.

Medical Internship in Ecuador

This medical internship in Ecuador will give medical, biology and science students insights into issues in global health, traditional medicine and medical practice in a community for middle class Ecuadorians and poor indigenous communities. The hospital is based in the Andean region of Ecuador approximately 3 hours outside of Quito and serves a community of 500,00 people. In the poorer communities there are issues with nutrition and a lack of awareness of general health issues such as contraception, and the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. The hospital offers a range of services to the local community and departments include ER, x-ray, pharmacy, surgical, lab, cardio and obstetrics. The hospital also runs an ambulance service. Come to Ecuador and observe the local medical staff with their duties and extend your understanding of working in a culturally diverse setting whilst developing your Spanish speaking skills.

Rural Public Health Volunteering in Ecuador

If you are interested in community development join our rural public health volunteering in Ecuador focusing on indigenous people. Working with a local organisation this placement works with the indigenous communities of Riobamba, a city in the Andean region of Ecuador. The project runs community outreach and provides education on subjects such as avoiding teenage pregnancy, alcohol and drug addiction and nutrition. These are all common problems that exist in the communities of the indigenous population of this province. Access to healthcare and healthcare education is limited for these communities and the people live on very low incomes. The programme is headed up by a former hospital business manager who saw that there was a need to provide essential education to these communities while incorporating their traditional values and practices. On occasions, he obtains the support of local trained professionals to accompany him on his outreach clinics.

Skills

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
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