Village Healthcare in Philippines

Aborlan (Palawan), Philippines

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15 people
7 days
Code: 287
Medical Health Care, Volunteering Abroad
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There are many people living in the rural areas far away from the big hospitals in the cities. In the rural areas of the Philippines people go to the local healthcare centres for their health care treatments.

 Participants with a medical background who can lend a helping hand are more than welcome and greatly appreciated. Furthermore, there are also small hospitals located in the district’s centre where villagers can go for health check-ups and treatments when they are sick. Our participants are also more than welcome in these places.

You will be working in a small hospital and/or local health care center depending on the schedules of the clinics. This project is all about exchanging work/medical experience with local doctors and nurses and gaining new skills. You will be working alongside a local doctor and/or nurse to assist them in their daily operations. Moreover, you will arrange and join healthcare campaigns for children at local schools to increase their health awareness.

Activities that you could join depending on the need during your stay:

  • Working in hospital/healthcare center or in school
  • Shadowing, observing and assisting in a village healthcare clinic.
  • Shadowing, observing and assisting in a local hospital
  • Feeding malnourished children
  • Providing health care lessons in local schools
  • Medical knowledge exchange with local doctors
  • Visiting the old and sick local people inside the villages.

Please note this trip may require you to purchase a cultural experience week with it. Click Here to find the relevant cultural experience week based on the country where this trip operates in.

During 2017

This program starts every week.

During 2018

This program starts every week.

Aims & Objectives
  • Tend to the healthcare needs of the rural community of Palawano
  • Gain insight into a rural healthcare centre.
  • Provides you with practical work experience in the medical field
  • Improve the health awareness of local school children.
Schedule
Monday to Friday
  • Breakfast
  • Working in hospital/healthcare center or in school
  • Lunch
  • Working in hospital/healthcare center or in school.
  • Dinner

This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Participant Criteria & Requirements
Standard Requirements

Minimum age:                18

Maximum age:                -

Minimum English level:        Basic

CRB required:                No

Passport copy required:        No

Resume copy required:        On Arrival

Required qualification:        Medical Background

Additional Requirements
  • Medical education or related work experience. Doctors, nurses, therapists and medical students are welcome.
  • Medical education or related work experience. Doctors, nurses, therapists and medical students are welcome.
Additional Equipment
  • Your own scrubs

Accommodation, food, airport pick-up (if required), full support in-country, pre-departure advice and project transport.

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