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Medical Volunteers in Peru

Volunteer in Peru in our medical programs and leave your mark! You will be placed in medical centers located in disadvantaged areas around Peru, providing care mainly to low income families. These medical centers are not well equipped and most of the time there is not enough medical staff to meet all the demands of the patients.

Health Project Suitable for Medical Students

Medical Volunteers needed in Peru

Medical Volunteers needed in Peru

The health project is particularly suitable for Pre medical and Medical students who want to gain valuable clinical experience. All the volunteers in this program work alongside and in assistance of the local doctors and nurses.

Pre-med students can help the medical staff taking weight, height, blood pressure, heart rate and temperature, making beds, cleaning, preparing materials, administering vaccinations and sterilizing equipment. Med students with previous medical experience or good grasp of Spanish will be shadowing a doctor and will be asked to clean wounds, give injections, sutures, consult rooms and specialized departments, assisting doctors taking physicals and histories and drawing blood samples.

If you apply for this program you have the choice of working in three different cities across Peru.

Medical Volunteering available in Arequipa, Iquitos and Cusco

You can choose between projects in Arequipa, Peru’s beautiful white-stone city shadowed by the famous El Misti Volcano; Cusco, the Inca capital and the archaeological capital of the Americas; and Iquitos, the gateway to the Peruvian Amazon.

Requirements for Medical Volunteers in Peru

  • Volunteers who join the health project play an important role helping doctors, nurses and other medical staff. Therefore it is vital that volunteers speak Spanish to at least an Intermediate level, as the patients can only speak Spanish.
  • Volunteers must provide a CV and have a level of training, or experience in a medical field.

Each volunteer needs to bring medical scrubs, medical gloves, shoes and first aid kit to work with.

Find out more about volunteering in Peru

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Medical Volunteers in Tanzania

Medical Volunteers in Tanzania

Medical Volunteers in Tanzania

Become one of the medical volunteers in  Tanzania, help to treat people and create health awareness at the dispensary.

In 2002 the Servants of the Poor, Daughters of Charity opened the dispensary. Primarily their mission was to attend to basic healthcare needs and education of their local communities. Within this culture, cattle is their way of life and the main source of income, when necessary. Education and healthcare was perceived as less valuable, as people resorted to traditional healing methods.

Medical assistance for the poor

When the facility began in January 2002, people did not see their assistance as necessary, as they had already become accustomed to their own methods of care. Only when these showed negative results did people begin to use the dispensaries facilities.

Why get involved?

The dispensary is seriously understaffed with only one clinician employed; they have several assistants however help is always required and appreciated.

Examining babies with ultrasound

The laboratory has a range of equipment such as an ultrasound machine, and the ability to screen for malaria and test for many other life-threatening illnesses. Within the facility they also have the ability to treat many of these diseases, such as pneumonia, malaria and sexually transmitted infections. Revealing the fantastic work the project does in allowing people access to tests and treatment they previously did not know possible. As a volunteer you would be apart of a lifesaving team, to those truly in need.

Want to be a Medical Volunteer in Tanzania?

Find out everything about volunteering in Tanzania.

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Medical Volunteers in Uganda on AIDS Prevention

HenceYouCheck out the HIV/AIDS prevention program in for medical volunteers in Uganda. Since the country has been greatly affected by the AIDS epidemic, Uganda is home to more than 1 million AIDS orphans. Therefore, you will provide much-needed services through HIV/AIDS education and awareness, counseling and training, testing, and other duties. To apply, you must be a medical student, EMT or paramedic, or a nurse or physician. This program starts from $250 for your first week in Uganda.

Medical Volunteers in Uganda helping people affected by AIDS

Volunteer in Uganda in our health awareness projects. Uganda is at the heart of the sub-Saharan HIV/AIDS pandemic. Hence, an estimated 25.4 million people are living with HIV and approximately 3.1 million new infections occurred in 2004. In 2004, an estimated 2.3 million people lost their lives to the disease. Widowed mothers and elderly widowed grandmothers are the predominant heads of households.

AIDS is threatening the healph of the people in Uganda

HIV/AIDS results in a progressive depletion of the immune system leading to immune deficiency. This is why the weakened immune system is vulnerable to secondary diseases. However, access to medical care is non-existent for many Ugandans where almost half the population lives in absolute poverty.

Educate to prevent AIDS/HIV

Since most rural areas are severely lacking in services and HIV/AIDS awareness, nearly every family has had someone who is sick or has died from AIDS. Hence education continues as a primary weapon in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Therefore, awareness programs are provided at the community level, to schools and institutions, and at the personal level with individual counselling and home visits. Music and dramas by people living with HIV/AIDS can greatly contribute to educate local people. Also educational films help to enhance the awareness.

HIV/AIDS Counselling Training

You may choose to participate in one or more of the folowwing areas: HIV /AIDS Education and Awareness; HIV/AIDS Counselling Training (TOT); Voluntary Counselling and Testing (VCT). Please note: volunteers need to have a certification or proof of experience in a medical field, such as a medical student ID, EMT or paramedic certification, or nursing or physician’s credentials to participate in this Project.

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Medical Volunteers Needed in Brazil, Nepal, Thailand, Uganda, Tanzania and Peru

Find a unique opportunity volunteering overseas this summer on health promotion – medical volunteers needed in Brazil, Nepal, Thailand, Uganda, Tanzania and Peru.

Find the opportunities for medical volunteers below:

Medical Volunteers needed in Brazil

Brazil needs medical volunteers

Brazil needs medical volunteers

Volunteer in Brazil supporting our health efforts and help to spread health awareness within low-income communities.

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.

Experience as a Medical Volunteer in Rio

Ana Nrooleyne working as a medical volunteer with the Red Cross in Rio

Ana Noroleyne working with the Red Cross in Rio

My overall experience was amazing, I enjoy every second of it and I learned so much about the culture. Definitely a experience that will change your life.

  • Ana Noroleyn from Texas

Find out more about volunteering in Brazil

Medical Volunteers in Nepal, at the Pediatric Hospital in Kathmandu

Volunteering in our Nepal Medical program will be one of the most challenging and most rewarding times of your life. It is a significant and generous act of humanity, but by giving your help you will also gain perspective and have a touching and unforgettable experience.

Magda from Camaxide, about her experience in Nepal:

Volunteering at a Kathmandu Hospital

Volunteering at a Kathmandu Hospital

At the hospital I was able to exchange experiences and knowledge that was beneficial to both sides and was also extremely well integrated in the hospital routines. Thank You Manmohan Cardiothoracic Vascular and Transplant Center for this opportunity!!! – Magda from Camaxide

Volunteer and live in historic Kathmandu

In this placement you will be living in the historical Kathmandu city, and thus you will get to witness the peculiar way of life of its inhabitants, and immerse yourself in Nepali culture. You will get to taste the wonderful food too as you are given a traditional Nepali Style lunch everyday while you are working. You will have a local support contact who will be there for you throughout your placement.

Requirements / Qualifications:

Applicants should be medical professionals, students or trainees. Your responsibilities and the type of work you will be doing depend on the resume you provide before you start. CV is required.

Find out more about volunteering in Nepal

Medical Volunteers neede in  Surin – Thailand

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Thailand Volunteer on Medical Services

Work as a medical volunteer in Thailand – you will be placed into a small community hospital, comparable in size to most western clinics, situated in one of Thailand’s poorest provinces.

The clinic is responsible for maintaining the health and wellbeing of the local village community; approximately 7000 people, the majority of whom are from underprivileged backgrounds.

Your duties and responsibilities are subject to your competency and formal experience. Volunteers with formal medical experience will have the opportunity to practice non-intrusive care under the supervision of the Thai medical team.

Find out more about medical volunteering in Thailand

 

Medical Volunteers needed in Uganda

Medical Volunteers needed in Uganda focussing on AIDS Protection

Medical Volunteers needed in Uganda focussing on AIDS Protection

Volunteer in Uganda in our health programs. Life in Ugandan community is no different to other regions of Africa and poverty still has a large impact on the quality of life the Ugandan people are able to enjoy. One of the largest problems Ugandan communities face through is a lack of medical knowledge, supplies and education.

Health Program focussing on HIV/AIDS

The IKPVA – Uganda Medical Volunteer Placement encompasses a number of fields and medical professionals and students are sorely needed. Our priority health program areas include HIV/AIDS, adolescent sexual reproductive health, and community health (mitigation of malaria and other diseases), building the capacity of rural communities in their efforts/initiatives towards improvement of sanitation and hygiene among others. This project aims to increase healthcare for rural people, decrease the prevalence of endemic diseases and improve village health by providing public health projects and promoting health education.

Find out more about medical volunteering in Uganda

Medical Volunteers needed in Tanzania

Medical Volunteers in Tanzania

Medical Volunteers in Tanzania

Volunteer in Tanzania in our medical project and help to treat people and create health awareness.

In 2002 the Servants of the Poor, Daughters of Charity opened the dispensary. Primarily their mission was to attend to basic healthcare needs and education of their local communities. Within this culture, cattle is their way of life and the main source of income, when necessary. Education and healthcare was perceived as less valuable, as people resorted to traditional healing methods.

When the facility began in January 2002, people did not see their assistance as necessary, as they had already become accustomed to their own methods of care. Only when these showed negative results did people begin to use the dispensaries facilities.

Find out more about medical volunteers in Tanzania.

Medical Volunteers needed in Peru

Volunteer in Peru in our medical programs and leave your mark! You will be placed in medical centers located in disadvantaged areas around Peru, providing care mainly to low income families. These medical centers are not well equipped and most of the time there is not enough medical staff to meet all the demands of the patients.

Health Project Suitable for Medical Students

Medical Volunteers needed in Peru

Medical Volunteers needed in Peru

The health project is particularly suitable for Pre medical and Medical students who want to gain valuable clinical experience. All the volunteers in this program work alongside and in assistance of the local doctors and nurses.

Pre-med students can help the medical staff taking weight, height, blood pressure, heart rate and temperature, making beds, cleaning, preparing materials, administering vaccinations and sterilizing equipment. Med students with previous medical experience or good grasp of Spanish will be shadowing a doctor and will be asked to clean wounds, give injections, sutures, consult rooms and specialized departments, assisting doctors taking physicals and histories and drawing blood samples.

Medical Volunteering available at Arquipa, Cusco and Iquitos

You can choose between projects in Arequipa, Peru’s beautiful white-stone city shadowed by the famous El Misti Volcano; Cusco, the Inca capital and the archaeological capital of the Americas; and Iquitos, the gateway to the Peruvian Amazon.

Find out more about medical volunteering in Peru

Links

Find the complete overview about medical volunteering at the IKPVA Homepage

 

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Nepal Medical Project

Portuguese Doctors Magda Gradil and Manuel Magalhaes ready for action in our Nepal Medical Project.

Nepal Medical Project at a Pediatric Hospital in Kathmandu

Based in Kathmandu city, this medical program is a great way to learn about the Nepalese healthcare system while immersing yourself in the local culture. Your tasks will vary depending on your background, but if you have medical training or formal experience, you will be able to practice non-intrusive care for patients, under supervision from local professionals.

This project also gives you the opportunity to share and improve your medical skills and to discover the most eminent health issues that developing countries face today. You will learn a great deal while also doing really valuable work; having a positive impact on the local community and the development of the Nepalese healthcare system.

Your duties will be decided subject to your abilities and experience. Volunteers with medical training or formal experience will, under the supervision of the local team of professionals, practice non-intrusive care. The hospital will welcome you as a keen learner and will also expect you to share your knowledge of the medical techniques from your country.

Volunteer and live in historic Kathmandu

In this placement you will be living in the historical Kathmandu city, and thus you will get to witness the peculiar way of life of its inhabitants, and immerse yourself in Nepali culture. You will get to taste the wonderful food too as you are given a traditional Nepali Style lunch everyday while you are working. You will have a local support contact who will be there for you throughout your placement.

Requirements / Qualifications:

Applicants should be medical professionals, students or trainees. Your responsibilities and the type of work you will be doing depend on the resume you provide before you start. CV is required.

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Medical Volunteer in Thailand

Volunteer on Healthcare in  Surin – Thailand

Work as a medical volunteer in Thailand – you will be placed into a small community hospital, comparable in size to most western clinics, situated in one of Thailand’s poorest provinces.

The clinic is responsible for maintaining the health and wellbeing of the local village community; approximately 7000 people, the majority of whom are from underprivileged backgrounds.

Your duties and responsibilities are subject to your competency and formal experience. Volunteers with formal medical experience will have the opportunity to practice non-intrusive care under the supervision of the Thai medical team.

The aim of this program is not intervention or bringing about major changes to the Thai medical system, but to build awareness of the complex healthcare issues of rural Thai communities and provide some support to the local staff in their work.

This experience provides a wonderful and culturally immersive adventure. We suggest that all volunteers have an open-mind to the practical and cultural differences you may encounter.

Note:

The medical experience is very popular. During peak times you may be divided into groups to experience multiple locations.

Meals:

Please budget US$ 10-15 per day for simple meals and more for socializing / trips away.

Arrival airport: Bangkok international airport, Suvarnabhumi – BKK.

Want to become a Medical Volunteer in Thailand?

Find out everything about affordable volunteering in Thailand, in depth program details, amenities and fees.

From this page you may proceed to the application form. When you submit the form, we will get back to you within 48 hours and set up everything for your volunteer stay.

 

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Volunteering in a Kathmandu Hospital – Nepal

It´s been a childhood dream of mine to visit Nepal and the neighboring region of Tibet.
Ikoporan in association with FDIP allowed me to join the wishes of helping others and getting to know such a different culture as the Nepalese is from the European.

In the Heart of Kathmandu

During my 3 week stay in Nepal I was very fortunate to be welcomed in a host nepalese family that not only demonstrated utmost kindness and generosity to me and my boyfriend, but also with whom I was able to learn about many customs and their meanings, cultural inheritance, frustrations and dreams in the heart of Kathmandu. I thank them for having enriched my experience in countless ways.

Volunteering in a Kathmandu Hospital – a great opportunity!

At the hospital I was able to exchange experiences and knowledge that was beneficial to both sides and was also extremely well integrated in the hospital routines. Thank You Manmohan Cardiothoracic Vascular and Transplant Center for this opportunity!!!

During the final days: Trekking in the Annapurna region, Nepal

Annapurna region - Nepal

Annapurna region – Nepal

The final days in Nepal I spent trekking in the Annapurna region and was blessed with the most breathtaking mountain landscapes I have ever seen!

All of these things were perfectly orchestrated with the help of Ikoporan and FDIP, and I will always be extremely grateful for that!!! Keep up the excellent work!!!!!
  • Magda, Camaxide, 33 years old

Find out more about volunteering in Nepal

Start your volunteer experience in Nepal

If you feel ready to go, sign up as a Nepal volunteer.

We will take you step by step through the enrollment process, you will learn about everythin provided with the program, costs and requirements.

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Brazil Medical Volunteer Program and Health Awareness

As a volunteer on the Brazil Medical Volunteer Program 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.

Read what Brazil Volunteers say

My overall experience was amazing, I enjoy every second of it and I learned so much about the culture. Definitely a experience that will change your life.

  • Ana Noroleyn from Texas

Find out more about Ana’s volunteer experience in Rio

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Working with the Red Cross in Rio – Valuable experience

Volunteering with Iko Poran is definitely one of the most amazing experience I ever had. The organization gives you the freedom to help in your own ways.
Working with kids was certainly a challenge but the support of other volunteers and people in charge of the projects make everything so much easier.

Volunteering in a health project

I also volunteered in a health project where people from the communities work together to inform people about important health issues.
My overall experience was amazing, I enjoy every second of it and I learned so much about the culture. Definitely a experience that will change your life.

  • Ana Norleyne – University of Texas

Want to volunteer with the Red Cross in Rio?

Find the complete information about volunteering in Brazil, and proceed with your application.

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