Go Volunteer Africa’s medical volunteer project in Sudan is suited for medical interns, students, and professionals. Volunteers doing medical volunteer work in Sudan will get involved in various activities at the hospital including but to outpatient care, blood tests, treatment of minor injuries and antenatal services.
By joining our Sudan medical volunteer project, you’ll will be improving the healthcare of some of the world’s poorest people. The skills and experience you will share with local medical workers, will have a lasting impact on the host communities.
Medical and healthcare volunteers work with doctors and nurses in clinics and hospitals in Khartoum, Sudan. Medical interns will have the opportunity to gain hands on experience in a general care clinic while learning first hand about the challenges facing Sudan’s healthcare system.
- Volunteer or intern at a hospital or medical clinic in Sudan
- Gain valuable international work experience in healthcare
- Positively impact a community in need
- Experience all that the wonderful country of Sudan has to offer
- Help educate the public on a variety of public health initiatives
Staff at the hospital will assign tasks based on the skills and past experience of the volunteer participant. This program is open to graduate level medical, nursing, and physical therapy students. Past clinical experience is not required. Volunteers also pursue public health projects including educational programs covering topics such as HIV/AIDS/STD prevention, hygiene practices and nutrition.
Our Medical and healthcare volunteering program in Sudan is based in the capital Khartoum. Khartoum is the capital of Sudan. With a population of 5,274,321, its metropolitan area is the largest in Sudan, the sixth-largest in Africa, the second-largest in North Africa, and the fourth-largest in the Arab world.
Khartoum is located at the confluence of the White Nile, flowing north from Lake Victoria, and the Blue Nile, flowing west from Lake Tana in Ethiopia. The location where the two Niles meet is known as al-Mogran or al-Muqran. From there, the Nile continues to flow north towards Egypt and the Mediterranean Sea. Divided by these two parts of the Nile, Khartoum is a tripartite metropolis consisting of Khartoum proper, and linked by bridges to Khartoum North and Omdurman to the west.
ARRIVAL & AIRPORT PICKUP:
After you have booked and confirmed your placement, please book your flights to arrive at Khartoum International Airport in Khartoum city. A member of staff from our local partner organization in Sudan will meet you on arrival at the airport and take you to the volunteer guest house which will be your base for volunteering. These airport services numerous international carriers. Sudan has good connections to destinations throughout Europe, the Asia- Pacific region, USA and Africa.
Orientation and Placement will be done the next day. The volunteer guest house will be your base for volunteering while living in Sudan. Generally, your volunteer orientation is an overview of the project’s mission, expectations and introduction to the local community and project site.
Taking part in this Sudan medical volunteer project will be an eye-opening experience for you. You will enrich your medical skills while experiencing authentic African cultures. After joining the project, in collaboration with the health clinic’s local and permanent staff members, you will help with administering vaccinations and routine health-related tests (blood pressure, blood tests, etc.) as well as providing consulting assistance.
Your responsibilities as a medical volunteer in Sudan depends on your skills, qualifications and experience. It can range from treatment of local patients to shadowing of local doctors and medical staff. You will not perform major procedures, but rather assist local doctors, shadow them, learn from them, and be involved in various tasks such as treating minor wounds and injuries, measuring blood pressure and temperatures, recording height and weight and other related tasks.
Occasionally hospitals run community outreach program, and you may also be asked to assist in distributing medication, providing health tips and counselling patients. When you work as a medical volunteer in Sudan, you will make a positive impact in the life of local people. The Sudan medical volunteer program not only gives you the opportunity to gain medical volunteer experience but also the chance to share your love and help local communities.
Volunteer will be involved with helping treatment of malaria, tuberculosis and syphilis which are the most common health ailments in Sudan. For example, if you are a registered nurse, medical doctor, lab technician, and paramedic or have a trained medical skill then you can. Participate in patient care such as diagnosing, injections, lab work. If you are a mid-wife then you can work in the maternity ward assisting with prenatal and antenatal care.
The number of hours depends on the volunteer’s needs, as the hospital is 24/7. Normally, volunteers will work for 6-8 hours, but we have had some volunteers who have chosen to work full-time for a 12-hour shift. This is the length of a typical shift for people working at Sudan hospital.
It’s not all work though, there will be a lot of time to relax and socialize with other international volunteers. You might also be working on outreach programs in the capital city where you can help some of the needy people in the country.
For the medical placement, volunteers need to be training. You will need to be aged 18 years or above at the time of joining the program. Everyone is welcome to apply and a lot of pre-med, medical students, graduates and general people looking to help can apply to join these project. If you are looking to volunteer in a skilled role (for example as a doctor), you will need to provide certificates and your level of experience
GROUP VOLUNTEER TRIPS:
Get some friends together or organize a group from your school and embark on this incredible adventure! Discounts are offered on any group of 5+ participants on Sudan volunteering program.
LONGTERM VOLUNTEER WORK:
Please contact us for more information about our long-term volunteering opportunities in Sudan. We will guide you on the best times of the year, what to pack, and what extra health precautions to keep in mind and all logistics.
For volunteers working with our medical project in Sudan, accommodation will be provided in volunteer house which is basic but comfortable. Accommodation can also be organized with a host family for deeper culture immersion experience. At some point volunteers might be on the move and hence we suggest also bringing a sleeping mat and sleeping bag/pillow for travel and weekends away on adventures. Bathrooms are usually shared. There is a lounge area for relaxing, reading, or watching movies.
Our program is for anyone eighteen years and above. We don’t accepts volunteers of 17 years of age and below on this program. There isn’t a maximum age limit, though a reasonable fitness level is necessary.
Visitors to Sudan must obtain a visa from one of the Sudanese diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries. All visitors must hold passports valid for a minimum of 6 months from the arrival date. Citizens of the following countries can obtain a visa for Sudan on arrival: Malaysia (valid for 30 days) and Turkey (valid for 1 month and must arrive directly from Turkey)
You’ll need to buy appropriate travel insurance covering your participation on the program. You won’t be able to go without the right travel insurance so double check to avoid disappointment. Please make sure that you’re covered for the whole duration of your trip – from the day you leave your home to the day you return.
WEEKENDS AND FREE-TIME:
Weekends are free for the volunteer to enjoy their time in Sudan. In your free time you will have ample opportunity to relax, go for treks and road trips, read or sit around socializing with the others and reflecting on the day’s activities.
|Availability:||All year round (best time: Winter- November to February)|
|Duration:||Minimum 2 weeks commitment|
|Age Limits:||Minimum 18yrs or older for solo travelers.|
|Dates:||1st or 15th of the month|
|Arrival dates:||One day before the start date|
|Airport Arrival:||Airport pickup, meet and greet by GVA partner representative|
|Working Days:||Monday – Friday – 5 days a week, 3-5 hours in a day|
|Weekends:||Travel / Sightseeing NOT included in program cost|
|Accommodation:||Host Families or volunteer house|
|Meals:||Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily|
|Support:||Pre-departure guide, In-country staff available 24/7|
PROGRAM FEE: (USD$)
APPLICATION & PLACEMENT BOOKING FEE:
Please Note: An application and placement booking fee of $180 is charged over and above the program fee as an application payment to secure your placement.
The fee covers: Administration Costs, Placement Booking & Confirmation, Pre-departure support & documentation, 24-hour international HQ back-up. Have an inquiry? Contact Us