Healthcare and Medicine
Unfortunately, access to healthcare is not universal. Many local communities, especially in rural areas in less developed countries, cannot access an appropriate level of healthcare. This is due to a lack of healthcare facilities, poor infrastructure, and the local population coming from low economic backgrounds and lacking information.
Our partnership with local healthcare centres and clinics supports the availability of preventative and curative healthcare to vulnerable communities and individuals. As a skilled volunteer, you add great value to their work by sharing your skills, knowledge and experience with local staff and healthcare workers. By collaborating with medical staff overseas, volunteer doctors and nurses get the chance to gain a new perspective on their profession, and experience innovative and resourceful solutions to healthcare related challenges.
Medical students in their ultimate or penultimate year can make use of the opportunity to volunteer abroad during their medical electives. Shadowing professional staff and assisting with diagnosis and minor procedures, you can put your medical knowledge to use, witness medicine in the field, and develop your practical skills.
All medical volunteers must adhere to Skilled Impact’s Medical Placement Policy.