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Use your professional skills, knowledge, or passion for helping others to raise awareness and work alongside community members to promote health and wellbeing in rural Malawi, one of the poorest countries in the world. The extreme poverty in Malawi has resulted in a high incidence of disease, with a lack of formal medical facilities and health education and awareness opportunities, so healthcare volunteers on this project provide effective support to the local communities. This project is suited to volunteers with formal medical experience, as well as those with just a passion and interest in learning more.

Medical home based care naturally africa volunteers

As a volunteer you'll get to:

  • Visit chronically ill patients in the local communities, providing advice, support and basic treatments in their rural village homes
  • Provide vital wound care and assess injuries for referral to a local hospital
  • Play an active role in educating local communities on preventable diseases, such as malaria, HIV/AIDS and advise on their treatment
  • Depending on your skill level, assist in local hospitals and understaffed rural clinics
  • Live on the stunning shores of Lake Malawi and experience traditional rural village life
  • Spend your weekends snorkelling, island-hopping, horse riding or relaxing around the fire under the stars with your fellow volunteers and staff
Quick Facts Quick Facts
Minimum Stay 4 Weeks
Impacts Medical & HIV/ AIDS
Destination Destination
Malawi
Priced From Priced From
£ 925| € 1203| US$ 1693| AU$ 2035|
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Dates & rates

Priced From
£ 925| € 1203| US$ 1693| AU$ 2035|

Detailed Project Pricing
4 Weeks USD 1693 GBP 925 EUR 1203 AUD 2035
6 Weeks USD 2242 GBP 1225 EUR 1593 AUD 2695
8 Weeks USD 2791 GBP 1525 EUR 1983 AUD 3355
10 Weeks USD 3340 GBP 1825 EUR 2373 AUD 4015
12 Weeks USD 3842 GBP 2099 EUR 2729 AUD 4618

Project Start Dates

18th January | 1st and 15th and 29th February | 14th and 28th March | 11th and 25th April 9th and 23rd May | 6th and 20th June | 4th and 18th July |  1st and 15th and 29th August | 12th and 26th September | 10th and 24th October | 7th and 21st November | 5th and 19th December

Our Prices Include:

  • All airport collection and returns. An African Impact team member will be waiting to meet you
  • All accommodation and food, including 3 meals a day
  • 24 hour support on every project and at the volunteer accommodation by onsite staff
  • Tea, coffee and filtered water

Our Prices Exclude:

  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Flights to your chosen destination
  • Weekend trips and other non-project activities
  • Alcohol. Please note this is not allowed during day time activities
  • Laundry

How your Volunteer Fee is Used:

Volunteer tourism, or ‘voluntourism’ as it is popularly known, is loosely defined as a holiday in which you give back to the land you are visiting; contributing to either community development or conservation. But it’s so much more than that. Voluntourism encompasses a new trend of responsible tourism, where travelers are making informed and responsible choices and planning trips which don’t negatively affect the country or communities they are visiting. When volunteering, it is critical that travelers choose a volunteer organisation or charity with a proven ethos and philosophy around sustainable and responsible tourism practices. This applies both to their work with local communities, wildlife and our volunteers themselves.

African Impact is proud to have a 10 year track record of facilitating responsible volunteer programs in Africa, providing 24 hour support and guidance for volunteers and offering on-going support to communities in need. Understandably, these operations cost money to run and this is where the volunteer fee comes in.

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Work & Impacts

Malawi is one of the poorest countries in the world, with figures estimating that over 10% of the population is living with HIV or AIDS and in turn, the country has an incredibly low life expectancy rate.

While there is a Governmental Health Care system in Malawi, access to health services and medical facilities is poor, with the majority of the country’s population living in extremely rural areas and suffering without the resources or means to reach these centres.

Volunteers on the Medical Project in Malawi play a vital role in providing alternative healthcare services to the local and remote communities in the area of Mangochi, as well as supporting local healthcare workers through training and education and improving community awareness of medical issues, diseases and their treatment.

 

Home based care

Home Based Care

Following a government curriculum and supported by our experienced translators, you will plan and present training sessions to groups of local volunteers on home-based care topics, including HIV/AIDS, malaria prevention, personal hygiene, drug administration, recording information, first aid, wound care, bed bathing, infection prevention, sexual health awareness, nutrition and digestion, TB and rehabilitation.  You will also carry out home visits to chronically ill patients, which forms a valuable part of the training for the local volunteers to become home-based care providers.

Wound care

Wound Care

Volunteers are involved in cleaning wounds, basic dressing and bandaging and making referrals to hospital for more serious wounds, or if further treatment or antibiotics are required. This is vitally important in areas where wounds would otherwise go unattended, often resulting in serious infections.

Hiv and aids awareness

HIV and AIDS Awareness

  • Help to increase the awareness and understanding of HIV/AIDS, in order to reduce the stigma associated with the disease and educate local communities about prevention and treatment.
  • Provide support and counseling through community groups for those living with HIV/AIDS. This may also include nutritional advice and information about other related diseases.
  • Encourage and assist with drama workshops and presentations by those living with HIV/AIDS to the communities in surrounding villages.
Rural community hospital

Rural Community Hospital

This project work is suited to volunteers with previous medical experience, medical professionals, or medical students, as the centre provides primary medical care and treatment.

The centre has a number of departments in which volunteers with relevant experience may assist, including outpatients, female ward, male ward, maternity ward, nutrition unit, laboratory, pharmacy and basic dental treatment. Typically qualified volunteers will assist the local nurses and doctors in their everyday duties. This may include midwifery, ward rounds, cleaning and dressing wounds, minor medical procedures, etc.

 

Malaria prevention and awareness

Malaria Prevention and Awareness

The high material costs of this initiative means that this project is not on-going and involvement is therefore occasional, as it is dependent on available funding. If you would like to raise funds or make a donation to this specific programme, it will be gratefully received.

  • Assist with malaria prevention techniques, education and awareness to help minimise the incidence rate.
  • Conduct valuable malaria project data collection and collation at various stages of the project.
  • Distribute mosquito nets and spray homes.
Nurseries for orphaned vulnerable children

Pre-School and Nursery Education

This project work takes place in the mornings and is for volunteers with little medical experience, or anyone with an interest in preschool education and child care.

  • Get involved with pre-school teaching to prepare the children for their education ahead.
  • Promote the importance of health and nutrition, including assisting with our feeding scheme.
  • Help the local carers improve their English and teaching skills.
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Fun & Travel

Things to do in your spare time

Waterbased activities

Water-Based Activities

Enjoy the beautiful waters of Lake Malawi with water activities such as:

  • Boat trips
  • Kayaking
  • Sail boarding
  • Snorkelling
  • Fresh water scuba diving
  • Water-skiing
Safari

Land-Based Activities

  • Enjoy an African safari in the numerous National Parks and get up close to some amazing wildlife in its natural habitat
  • Hiking and 4x4 drives are excellent ways to get around and explore the magnificent scenery in Malawi
  • Take an overnight tour in a real village for a first-hand experience of the cultures, traditions and daily life in Malawi
  • Go horse riding and explore the local villages
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ABOUT THE DESTINATION

About the destination

About the Destination

Malawi is a country of extremes. Despite it's status as one of the poorest countries in the world, Malawi is a fantastic tourist location. Warm all year round, stunningly beautiful and alive with minerals and wildlife, it hosts Africa's third biggest lake and endless opportunities for both land and water based activities. Despite this, Malawi has many problems and in the district where you will be volunteering, none are more evident than the problems associated with extremely high levels of HIV/AIDS, crippling poverty and limited access to education and health facilities.

As a volunteer, you will experience this on a daily basis, but what I can also guarantee you is that you will come across some of the happiest people you could wish to meet, whether it's the local fisherman returning from his daily fishing on the lake, or the children who are so excited to see you wandering through the village on your way home from project, you will soon see why Malawi is known as the ‘warm heart of Africa’.

You will be staying on the shores of Lake Malawi, in a beautiful and safe fully-furnished volunteer house with large dorm-style rooms fitted with mosquito nets and Western style toilets and showers.

As you head down from the volunteer house towards the water - and where I’m certain you will want to spend most of your free time - is the infamous lake which covers 20% of Malawi’s surface area and where most of the local villagers rely on for their food. Whether you want to learn how to fish, paddle a kayak or get a bit more adventurous and go water skiing, Lake Malawi offers it all. Failing that, why not relax on the beach, jump into a 4x4 and go exploring, head out on safari or just spend a night under the stars?

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Medical Outreach & HIV Education, Malawi

how would you like us to contact you?
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Full Name*
Email*
Phone Number
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Use your professional skills, knowledge, or passion for helping others to raise awareness and work alongside community members to promote health and wellbeing in rural Malawi, one of the poorest countries in the world. The extreme poverty in Malawi has resulted in a high incidence of disease, with a lack of formal medical facilities and health education and awareness opportunities, so healthcare volunteers on this project provide effective support to the local communities. This project is suited to volunteers with formal medical experience, as well as those with just a passion and interest in learning more.

Medical home based care naturally africa volunteers

As a volunteer you'll get to:

  • Visit chronically ill patients in the local communities, providing advice, support and basic treatments in their rural village homes
  • Provide vital wound care and assess injuries for referral to a local hospital
  • Play an active role in educating local communities on preventable diseases, such as malaria, HIV/AIDS and advise on their treatment
  • Depending on your skill level, assist in local hospitals and understaffed rural clinics
  • Live on the stunning shores of Lake Malawi and experience traditional rural village life
  • Spend your weekends snorkelling, island-hopping, horse riding or relaxing around the fire under the stars with your fellow volunteers and staff
Quick Facts Quick Facts
Minimum Stay 4 Weeks
Impacts Medical & HIV/ AIDS
Destination Destination
Malawi
Priced From Priced From
£ 925| € 1203| US$ 1693| AU$ 2035|
Back to Top

Dates & rates

Priced From
£ 925| € 1203| US$ 1693| AU$ 2035|

Detailed Project Pricing
4 Weeks USD 1693 GBP 925 EUR 1203 AUD 2035
6 Weeks USD 2242 GBP 1225 EUR 1593 AUD 2695
8 Weeks USD 2791 GBP 1525 EUR 1983 AUD 3355
10 Weeks USD 3340 GBP 1825 EUR 2373 AUD 4015
12 Weeks USD 3842 GBP 2099 EUR 2729 AUD 4618

Project Start Dates

18th January | 1st and 15th and 29th February | 14th and 28th March | 11th and 25th April 9th and 23rd May | 6th and 20th June | 4th and 18th July |  1st and 15th and 29th August | 12th and 26th September | 10th and 24th October | 7th and 21st November | 5th and 19th December

Our Prices Include:

  • All airport collection and returns. An African Impact team member will be waiting to meet you
  • All accommodation and food, including 3 meals a day
  • 24 hour support on every project and at the volunteer accommodation by onsite staff
  • Tea, coffee and filtered water

Our Prices Exclude:

  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Flights to your chosen destination
  • Weekend trips and other non-project activities
  • Alcohol. Please note this is not allowed during day time activities
  • Laundry

How your Volunteer Fee is Used:

Volunteer tourism, or ‘voluntourism’ as it is popularly known, is loosely defined as a holiday in which you give back to the land you are visiting; contributing to either community development or conservation. But it’s so much more than that. Voluntourism encompasses a new trend of responsible tourism, where travelers are making informed and responsible choices and planning trips which don’t negatively affect the country or communities they are visiting. When volunteering, it is critical that travelers choose a volunteer organisation or charity with a proven ethos and philosophy around sustainable and responsible tourism practices. This applies both to their work with local communities, wildlife and our volunteers themselves.

African Impact is proud to have a 10 year track record of facilitating responsible volunteer programs in Africa, providing 24 hour support and guidance for volunteers and offering on-going support to communities in need. Understandably, these operations cost money to run and this is where the volunteer fee comes in.

Back to Top

Work & Impacts

Malawi is one of the poorest countries in the world, with figures estimating that over 10% of the population is living with HIV or AIDS and in turn, the country has an incredibly low life expectancy rate.

While there is a Governmental Health Care system in Malawi, access to health services and medical facilities is poor, with the majority of the country’s population living in extremely rural areas and suffering without the resources or means to reach these centres.

Volunteers on the Medical Project in Malawi play a vital role in providing alternative healthcare services to the local and remote communities in the area of Mangochi, as well as supporting local healthcare workers through training and education and improving community awareness of medical issues, diseases and their treatment.

 

Home based care

Home Based Care

Following a government curriculum and supported by our experienced translators, you will plan and present training sessions to groups of local volunteers on home-based care topics, including HIV/AIDS, malaria prevention, personal hygiene, drug administration, recording information, first aid, wound care, bed bathing, infection prevention, sexual health awareness, nutrition and digestion, TB and rehabilitation.  You will also carry out home visits to chronically ill patients, which forms a valuable part of the training for the local volunteers to become home-based care providers.

Wound care

Wound Care

Volunteers are involved in cleaning wounds, basic dressing and bandaging and making referrals to hospital for more serious wounds, or if further treatment or antibiotics are required. This is vitally important in areas where wounds would otherwise go unattended, often resulting in serious infections.

Hiv and aids awareness

HIV and AIDS Awareness

  • Help to increase the awareness and understanding of HIV/AIDS, in order to reduce the stigma associated with the disease and educate local communities about prevention and treatment.
  • Provide support and counseling through community groups for those living with HIV/AIDS. This may also include nutritional advice and information about other related diseases.
  • Encourage and assist with drama workshops and presentations by those living with HIV/AIDS to the communities in surrounding villages.
Rural community hospital

Rural Community Hospital

This project work is suited to volunteers with previous medical experience, medical professionals, or medical students, as the centre provides primary medical care and treatment.

The centre has a number of departments in which volunteers with relevant experience may assist, including outpatients, female ward, male ward, maternity ward, nutrition unit, laboratory, pharmacy and basic dental treatment. Typically qualified volunteers will assist the local nurses and doctors in their everyday duties. This may include midwifery, ward rounds, cleaning and dressing wounds, minor medical procedures, etc.

 

Malaria prevention and awareness

Malaria Prevention and Awareness

The high material costs of this initiative means that this project is not on-going and involvement is therefore occasional, as it is dependent on available funding. If you would like to raise funds or make a donation to this specific programme, it will be gratefully received.

  • Assist with malaria prevention techniques, education and awareness to help minimise the incidence rate.
  • Conduct valuable malaria project data collection and collation at various stages of the project.
  • Distribute mosquito nets and spray homes.
Nurseries for orphaned vulnerable children

Pre-School and Nursery Education

This project work takes place in the mornings and is for volunteers with little medical experience, or anyone with an interest in preschool education and child care.

  • Get involved with pre-school teaching to prepare the children for their education ahead.
  • Promote the importance of health and nutrition, including assisting with our feeding scheme.
  • Help the local carers improve their English and teaching skills.
Back to Top

Fun & Travel

Things to do in your spare time

Waterbased activities

Water-Based Activities

Enjoy the beautiful waters of Lake Malawi with water activities such as:

  • Boat trips
  • Kayaking
  • Sail boarding
  • Snorkelling
  • Fresh water scuba diving
  • Water-skiing
Safari

Land-Based Activities

  • Enjoy an African safari in the numerous National Parks and get up close to some amazing wildlife in its natural habitat
  • Hiking and 4x4 drives are excellent ways to get around and explore the magnificent scenery in Malawi
  • Take an overnight tour in a real village for a first-hand experience of the cultures, traditions and daily life in Malawi
  • Go horse riding and explore the local villages
Back to Top

ABOUT THE DESTINATION

About the destination

About the Destination

Malawi is a country of extremes. Despite it's status as one of the poorest countries in the world, Malawi is a fantastic tourist location. Warm all year round, stunningly beautiful and alive with minerals and wildlife, it hosts Africa's third biggest lake and endless opportunities for both land and water based activities. Despite this, Malawi has many problems and in the district where you will be volunteering, none are more evident than the problems associated with extremely high levels of HIV/AIDS, crippling poverty and limited access to education and health facilities.

As a volunteer, you will experience this on a daily basis, but what I can also guarantee you is that you will come across some of the happiest people you could wish to meet, whether it's the local fisherman returning from his daily fishing on the lake, or the children who are so excited to see you wandering through the village on your way home from project, you will soon see why Malawi is known as the ‘warm heart of Africa’.

You will be staying on the shores of Lake Malawi, in a beautiful and safe fully-furnished volunteer house with large dorm-style rooms fitted with mosquito nets and Western style toilets and showers.

As you head down from the volunteer house towards the water - and where I’m certain you will want to spend most of your free time - is the infamous lake which covers 20% of Malawi’s surface area and where most of the local villagers rely on for their food. Whether you want to learn how to fish, paddle a kayak or get a bit more adventurous and go water skiing, Lake Malawi offers it all. Failing that, why not relax on the beach, jump into a 4x4 and go exploring, head out on safari or just spend a night under the stars?

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