Healthcare Volunteering Abroad: Medical Internships & Health Awareness

As a medical student or nurse you probably want to broaden your experience as a medical volunteer abroad. While patients and doctors in your home country are blessed by the advanced medical system, there is still lack of proper healthcare in third world countries, Considering the disadvantages patients in foreign countries often face, your help as a medical volunteer abroad is so important. Whether you choose to cure patients of infectious deseases or contribute in health education, people will be thankful! Volunteering on healthcare also helps to tune your diagnostic and clinical skills.

A few areas, where you can help as a medical volunteer are AIDS prevention, health awareness and clinical internships. You can even participate ina medical internship at a Pediatric Clinic in Nepal, or a dental internship in Cusco, Peru.

After all, health promotion includes working with therapy as well, including wellness coaching, occupational therapy or yoga! There are so many opportunities to help people in foreign countries and to gain valuable experience for your medical career!

Healthcare Volunteering  in Brazil, Nepal, Peru, Thailand and Ethiopia

Felipe a medical volunteer in Cuzco Peru

Medical Volunteer in Cuzco: Felipe had magical moments in Peru

It was actually one of the best moments of my life, got to know a lot of the culture in ...
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Volunteer Tsz Hin Lee from Hong Kong, during his medical program in Nepal

Tsz Hin Lee – A Medical Nursing Volunteer from Hong Kong in Nepal

|Medical nursing volunteer Tsz Hin Lee (Hinson), from Hong Kong, during his medical program in Nepal at the Pediatric Clinic ...
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Medical Internship Pediatric Clinic Cambodia

Medical Internship at the Pediatric Hospital in Cambodia

Join our medical internship at the Pediatric Hospital in Cambodia in Phnom Penh where you can gain practical experience for ...
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Emmanuel Health Coaching Ethiopia

Medical Volunteer Program in Ethiopia: Dr. Emmanuel Ehiwe gives an interview

Dr. Emmanuel Ehiwe, a consultant sonographer and public health practitioner from Birmingham, England talks about his volunteer program in Ethiopia. The interview ...
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Valérie Medical Volunteering in Thailand

Valérie had a hands on Medical Volunteering Experience in Thailand

I participated in the Thailand Medical Volunteering project in Surin province and was placed at Takook Community Hospital. I had ...
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Emmanuel Health Coaching Ethiopia

Emmanuel volunteered on Health Coaching for Children in Ethiopia

Emmanuel enjoyed working on Health Coaching for children and youth in Ethiopa and included first aid techniques as well. Great ...
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Ana Elisa Pena Dr Fernanda Rangel health Screening South Africa

Health Screen of the Children in South Africa: Dr. Ana Elisa & Dr. Fernanda Rangel

Dr. Ana Elisa Pena & Dr. Fernanda Rangel de La Peña doing a health screen of the children in South ...
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Internship at a Healthcare Centre in Cusco, Peru

Internship at a Healthcare Centre in Cusco, Peru

At first I was feeling kind of afraid because of the distance and the new culture… But the experience could ...
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Wonderfull Experience at the Children Hospital in Kathmandu

Wonderfull Experience at the Children Hospital in Kathmandu! Rita from Portugal

Rita from Portugal spent six weeks as a medical volunteer at the Children Hospital in Kathmandu. She enjoyed living with ...
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Volunteering in a Clinic in Rio de Janeirio

Volunteering in a Clinic in Rio de Janeiro

From start to end, from coming off the airplane to leaving on the last day, we had the support of ...
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Great Time in Rio

I had a great time in Rio – Medical Volunteer

I had a great time in Rio learning about the culture and building relationships with the people in the Engenho ...
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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 ...
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Medical Volunteers in Uganda help to prevent AIDS

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 ...
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Medical Volunteers Needed

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, ...
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Medical Volunteer in Thailand

Medical Volunteer in Thailand: Internship at a Hospital in Surin

Volunteer on Healthcare in  Surin – Thailand We offer a medical internship at a hospital in Surin to work as ...
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Volunteering at a Kathmandu Hospital

Medical Volunteer in Nepal: Internship at the Pediatric Clinic in Kathmandu

When Magda from Portugal started her workaway with IKPVA as medical volunteer in Nepal, an old childhood dream came true ...
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Brazil Medical Volunteer Program

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

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 ...
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We have selected some of the best medical volunteer abroad programs, in several countries including Brazil, India, Thailand, Nepal, Ethiopia and Peru. The medical health promotion volunteer program is ideal for students who want to get hands on experience on the field or for professionals who want to dedicate their time and skills to help local communities. You can choose, if you go for a medical internship at a clinic, like the internship at the Pediatric Hospital in Kathmandu, or if you want to work with health awareness. Recently, we have even added a program on Wellness Coaching, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

If you are considering a career in the health or medical field, our medical and health promotion volunteer projects are perfect 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.

Skills needed for medical health promotion volunteers

Volunteer examines the foot of a child in a Medical Health Promotion project

Programs are suitable for both experienced and inexperienced volunteers. However, healthcare 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.