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Medical observation and experience Volunteer opportunity

Organisation: Fundación Aldeas de Paz

Country: Dominican Republic

Type: Medical & Health Care

As a volunteer, you can gain experience in a range of different departments within the hospital, such as: Maternity, Emergency, Pediatric, Integral Attention & Prevention for HIV, Tuberculosis, Diabetic and Uterine, Cancer as well as the administration and management. 
Activities can include but are not limited to:
  • Observe, shadow, and assist doctors and nurses with their work
  • Participate in patient care: comfort patients and assist in examining patients
  • Observe, shadow and assist medics and paramedics at their work
  • Provide ambulance support when needed
  • Assist, teach and encourage prevention, hygiene and check-ups
  • Assist developing educational materials and engagement strategies for various prevention programs using Multi-Media means
  • Assist with improving hospital resources management and hospital waste management and administration
  • Assist with domiciliary health services, assistance, hygiene and information
  • Observe, shadow and develop skills in the field while assisting in delivering treatment, diagnosis, and health education to locals
  • Spend time with specialists when available and if participants’skills allow
  • Some volunteers may also choose to teach English to the doctors
  • Current projects, which volunteers may wish to join, include: a zika information and prevention program andthe education of mothers-to-be on the importance of considering breast feeding as part of an ongoing UNICEF project.

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