Type: Medical & Health Care,
If you're looking to gain medical experience in the heart of Africa, this project in local clinics in Zimbabwe will allow you to work with local staff and interact with patients. Volunteers are needed to provide support to local staff by helping with baby weighing, taking BP and vitals. This project also has an element of HIV/AIDS awareness as well as nutritional education so perfect for those volunteers who are interested in participating in national immunisation campaigns, general outreaches and education drives.
Antelope Park is famous for its National Park, however right on the door step to the Park is the highly dense area of Mkoba, where many of the population don't have access to private healthcare, so are entirely dependent on local clinics.
In 2002, one clinic in Mkoba catered for over 47,580 people and now is expected to serve almost double, with the same amount of staff. The maternity ward in particular delivers around 125 births a year with only 2 delivery beds. The facilities are poor, the clinic underfunded and it is severely understaffed. Volunteers provide much needed basic hands on support to the local staff in an effort to relieve some of the pressures of everyday clinical life.
Volunteers will get involved in a number of different activities including weighing babies, reading body temperatures, taking blood pressure, filing, archiving and general cleaning and maintenance to make patients feel at ease.
No qualifications are required, because this is a great project for those interested in basic healthcare and clinical work and it will give you an insight into life in an Africa clinic, where resources aren't what you are used to. If you have medical experience you will be asked to submit your CV/Resume so that your skills can be matched to the needs of the project.
All projects are self-funded, but include accommodation, food, airport transfer and training. Click to apply and a project advisor will be in touch to discuss price and availability.
The Arches, North Campus Incubator
Telephone 1: 0161 8706212
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