Whether you are a student, on a career break or have already retired there is a health volunteer project to suit your level. Those entering the medical profession will find that as a medical volunteer in a developing country invaluable and inspiring. Those with experience are highly sought after to practice and provide new skills where a lack of resources and manpower mean so many are suffering and dying unnecessarily. As healthcare volunteer or volunteer nursing, placements available range from hospitals, rural field clinics, home visits, nutrition, health education and public health research in all fields of health and medicine.
The Third World is ravaged by health problems caused by a myriad of different issues. Every day a staggering 30,000 children die from a combination of drinking disease-infested water and suffering from extreme malnutrition. In Africa alone, 20% of children will die before the age of five. Sadly, so many of the health problems that blight these developing countries could easily be managed if only the funds and resources were available. Ultimately, we are fighting against a lack of resources which is preventing those in the Third World from providing adequate health care to its population.
As a volunteer with Kaya, you can contribute to the much needed manpower in many areas of health care provision. Whether it is through working on a clinical placement in hospital, providing hands-on care to patients, working in a community educating people how to stay healthy and prevent the spread of disease, or through working in a lab conducting vital research – the work you do will make a real difference.
Join a Kaya Healthcare project today, and provide overworked staff, and under-treated patients and communities with an extra pair of hands.