High quality healthcare is incredibly important in any community, and ours is no different. Naifaru is the central hub for medical care in the Lhaviyani Atoll, serving over 13,000 people as the only island with a hospital. Although our hospital has high standards and is well-equipped, we are faced with numerous challenges associated with being based on a remote island in a developing country. On our medical placement programme, volunteers are placed within Lhaviyani Atoll Hospital where they can get experience in a variety of departments, shadowing our local doctors and nurses. On a daily basis, volunteers will spend time interacting with our community members, gaining hands-on practical skills, and experiencing the unique challenges our medical teams face. This gives volunteers an opportunity to gain valuable experience in a completely different setting and, in return, the community gains the benefits of international expertise. As a volunteer, you are provided a life changing experience that will not only enhance your professional career, but change your appreciation for medicine.
What to Expect
Before you sign up for volunteering in our Medical Placement Programme, you should take note of the few requirements listed below. To volunteer on this programme, you should:
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