Medical & Healthcare Volunteering

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Healthcare is one of the most essential and impactful attributes in our lives, of which many of us take for granted. Africa needs this too. The poor levels of healthcare within African communities claim millions of lives a year. There is a sereve lack of equipment, medication and resources. We need to tackle this issue directly.

Across the globe, there are 36.7 million people currently living with HIV, with 30% of these unaware of their status (2016.) More alarmingly, 19.5 millions of these are within Eastern and Southern Africa. This makes up for over 50% of people globally are within this region. This is not acceptable. It is why we at African Impact believe this needs dramatic improvement, as the underlying key to improving and developing the quality of life within African communities. The social development work we do is outstanding and makes a real positive difference to these communities. However, we must address the critical problems in order to make a significant difference. (Avert, 2017)

However, there are positive steps to improve taking place. There are currently 19.5 million people globally (53%) who are receiving treatment for HIV. We want to keep contributing towards these positive breakthroughs, hence why the work our volunteers do is so important.

The small but critical steps we take now will fundamentally lay the foundations for huge impactful change within communities. But we need your help in order to implement these changes. Our volunteers contributes fully towards improving the current state of healthcare and are of great help in under-resourced clinics. Although our project are ideal for volunteers with past medical experience, if you have a passion for making an impact and want to get involved, our medical projects are also open to volunteers without past experience, who will be able to:

  • Join in with home visits, for patients who need extra care and support
  • Gain valuable healthcare and medical experience while observing with patient care within clinics
  • Facilitate education with their passion for healthcare and well-being, while raising awareness about issues, such as HIV
  • Get involved in tasks such as baby weighing, medical records filing and packing medication
  • These measure have positivity improved hundreds of lives, with the potential to improve so many more. We have healthcare and medical projects across most of our destinations, each providing this level of essential help and support.

    Want to get involved and make an impact? check out our Medical and Healthcare projects

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    Hospital and Clinic Medical Support, Kenya

    Offer an extra pair of hands as a volunteer in Kenya, where medical facilities are faced with numerous challenges. Working alongside health professionals, you will provide assistance in hospitals and clinics, as well as offering healthcare advice in schools and orphanages.

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    FROM £ 972 | US$ 1557

    Rural Medical & HIV/AIDS Awareness, Zululand

    Offer vital medical and healthcare assistance in a rural Zulu village of South Africa. With one of the highest rates of HIV/AIDS in the country and a lack of resources and skilled medical staff nearby, this area is in desperate need of dedicated volunteers.

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    FROM £ 839 | US$ 1374

    Community Healthcare Project, Antelope Park

    Make an impact at medical clinics in Zimbabwe that have been severely affected by the current economic situation, and suffer from a shortage of healthcare staff and supplies. Touch the lives of many whilst gaining valuable medical experience.

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    FROM £ 939 | US$ 1524

    University Group Volunteering

    Let us put together a unique, once in a lifetime volunteer adventure for your University group, which will see you learning, exploring and giving back to local communities and conservation efforts in Africa.

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