If you are interested in healthcare and medical volunteering in Africa, you are in the right place! Healthcare and Medical volunteering in Africa is an incredible opportunity to give back to communities in need, while gaining valuable experiences for your future career.
If you are in the process of becoming a medical professional, or are already trained, we will be happy to welcome you in Africa.
When you volunteer in Africa at one of Go Volunteer Africa’s healthcare or medical projects in Africa, you will work in local hospitals and healthcentres to learn about the current healthcare system in Africa.
Go Volunteer Africa’s healthcare and medical volunteer program offers a fantastic opportunity to gain first-hand experience and insight into the health care systems of many African countries. Learn from local staff and get involved in supporting them.
This project aims to provide pre-medical/pre-nursing and medical/nursing students with a unique medical experience in Africa.
With our hosts, we place volunteers at free medical camps, local clinics and of hospitals. The program is not only for general medicine and nursing students, but also for all those with health-related interests.
Volunteer responsibilities for healthcare and medical volunteers/interns in Africa vary dependent on education, skills, experience and qualifications and on the community’s current needs. Healthcare and Medical Volunteers are not permitted to perform major exams or surgeries and they will mostly shadow local doctors.
As a medical volunteer in Africa, you could be placed in a large hospital or small rural health center. Most of the hospitals (regardless of size) have many departments: Emergency, Gynecology, Pediatrics, Gastroenterology, Infectious Diseases, and Internal Medicine etc. so a volunteer may be placed in any department, but skills/qualifications will also be considered.
Volunteers may also take patients’ vitals: blood pressure, temperature, height and weight, and carry out health center tasks. You may provide treatment for minor injuries or wounds and document patient records. The tasks and activities vary day by day.
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