Health Care Assistant

Non-profit
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gegründet 2007
Shona
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Assist at local hospitals and clinics in Malawi to support the health of the local community. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Alter 18+
Alleinreisend
Pärchen
Gruppen

About the Program

This diverse medical volunteer project has huge potential to improve the level of primary health care that is currently provided in the rural communities in Malawi. The project focusses on improving the health care through education and awareness, as well as supporting medical treatment. Volunteers with different levels of experience and knowledge can be of great importance in assisting either in community work or within resourced medical clinics.
Experience in the medical field is not a pre-requisite for this project. However, only medical professionals and medical students may be registered with Medical or Nursing Council to assist at a local rural hospital as part of their programme. The hospital placement is most relevant to medical students, wishing to gain some additional hospital experience during their programme or as part of their elective; nurses specifically wishing to spend some of their time in a hospital environment; or midwives on a maternity ward. We recommend 6 weeks minimum for qualified nurses/midwives who wish to register (due to the additional 1 week orientation involved), but nurses also find the outreach areas particularly rewarding.

Typical Tasks

Volunteer tasks will be dependent on experience, interests and the greatest need at the time. Qualified volunteers can split their time between these various tasks, or specialize in one area of interest & experience. Please communicate your interests & experience to our project leaders in advance of your arrival to create a personalized schedule for your volunteer stay. Volunteers will always be under the supervision of local professionals and have 24-hour support from their project leader. Below are various areas where volunteers’ help will be needed:

Home-Based Care
Based on a government curriculum and supported by our experienced translators, volunteers will plan and run training sessions to groups of local volunteers on home-based care topics, such as HIV/AIDS and malaria prevention, personal hygiene, drug administration, recording information, basic first aid, wound care, bed bathing, infection prevention, sexual health awareness, nutrition and digestion, TB and rehabilitation. Furthermore, you will carry out home visits to chronically ill patients. These visits are a valuable part of the training for the local volunteers to become home-based care providers.

Wound Care
Volunteers will be involved in cleaning wounds, basic dressing and bandaging, and referring patients to hospital for more serious wounds, or if further treatment or antibiotics are required. This is of great importance in areas where wounds would otherwise go unattended, often resulting in serious infection

HIV/AIDS Awareness
Help create and increase the awareness and understanding of HIV/AIDS, in order to educate local communities about prevention and treatment. Volunteers will also 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. Furthermore, volunteers will help encourage and assist with drama workshops and presentations by those living with HIV/AIDS to the communities in surrounding villages

Rural Community Hospital
This part of the project work is suited for volunteers with previous medical experience, medical professionals, or medical students, as the centre provides primary medical care and treatment. The centre we work in has several departments in which volunteers with relevant experience can assist, including outpatients, a female ward, a male ward, a maternity ward, a nutrition unit, a laboratory, a pharmacy, and basic dental treatment.

Qualified volunteers will assist the local nurses and doctors in their daily duties. This may include midwifery, ward rounds, cleaning and dressing wounds, minor medical procedures, etc. Certain lab technician experience is also available. This may include carrying out vital tests, such as haemoglobin, malaria, syphilis, and pregnancy. Less experienced medical students will have the opportunity to shadow local nurses or doctors and assist with more administrative duties, but will gain a valuable insight into medical care and treatment of tropical and infectious diseases in a developing country.

Malaria Prevention and Awareness
This part of the project includes assisting with malaria prevention techniques, providing education and creating awareness to help minimize the incidence rate. Furthermore, you will be conducting valuable malaria data collection and distribute mosquito nets and spray to the local homes. Unfortunately, this initiative comes with high material costs. This means that this part of the project is not ongoing and involvement is occasional, as it is dependent on available funding. If you would like to raise funds or make a donation to this specific program, it will be gratefully received.

Nurseries for Orphan & Vulnerable Children
This part of the project takes place in the mornings and is suitable for volunteers with little medical experience, or anyone with an interest in pre-school education and child care. Volunteers can get involved with pre-school teaching to prepare the children for their education ahead. Furthermore, by helping the local caregivers improve their English and teaching skills, volunteers will help promote the importance of health and nutrition, including assisting with our feeding scheme.

Project Highlights

  • Feel part of the community and experience the hospitality and culture of the friendly community
  • Assist with and gain valuable experience in the provision of primary medical care
  • Provide basic care health education to disadvantaged children and communities
  • Be part of a rewarding and sustainable project
  • Be welcomed as part of the community and help them to become more self-sufficient
  • Provide training to local volunteers, as part of a vital and sustainable community home-based care programme
  • Help create awareness of and help to reduce the incidence of epidemic diseases such as HIV/AIDS and malaria

Tagesablauf

You will be involved in morning and afternoon volunteer activities 5 days per week, with Friday afternoon off to allow travel time for those going on weekend excursions. Hours vary a little between projects and season, due to temperatures etc. However, you should expect to spend between about 5-7 hours at activities each day. During your free time at lunch and evenings, you are also likely to need to spend some time planning sessions and activities to ensure they are well organised and of value.

Freizeitaktivitäten

During free time, volunteers can relax at the volunteer house, swim in the sparkling waters of Lake Malawi, and explore the local area. Weekend trips can be organized by the project staff. Some exciting places you can visit include: Liwonde National Park-Offers a variety of wildlife and large herds of elephant, where you can enjoy the combination of a vehicle safari, walking safari, and boat safari in search of the numerous hippo in the rivers. Cape Maclear-A popular tourist village at the edge of the lake. Enjoy snorkeling, boat rides on Lake Malawi, exploring the craft stalls, and sunbathing on the beach during the day. In the evening there are a couple of lively bars to let your hair down. Zomba Plateau-Is a cool forest where you can relax, take in the great views, trek, and even go horse riding if you wish. *Although organized weekend excursions are not included in the program price, we do recommend doing a couple of these group trips during your stay. This way you will be able to see a little more and make the most of your time in Malawi.

Schwimmen
Konzerte/
Musik
Tauchen/
Schnorcheln
Klettern
Safari/
Zoo
Wandern
Sport
Reiten
Yoga/
Meditation

Voraus­setzungen

Um an diesem Programm teilzunehmen, musst du zu Programmbeginn mindestens 18 Jahre alt sein. Es kann Ausnahmen geben, wenn du die Erlaubnis deines/r Erziehungsberechtigten vorlegen kannst oder wenn du von deinen Eltern begleitet wirst
Sprachkenntnisse
Du brauchst folgende Sprachkenntnisse: Englisch (Fortgeschritten)
Polizeiliches Führungszeugnis
erforderlich
Ausbildung
Healthcare, Medicine auf College/University Niveau
Benötigte Unterlagen
police clearance, application form, proof of travel insurance, flight details, copy of passport, CV und educational details
Staatszugehörigkeit
Es gibt keine Beschränkungen. Helfende Hände aus aller Welt sind willkommen.
Andere Fähigkeiten
Positive attitude, medium+ level of fitness, experience working in a medical establishment OR currently studying in a medical field.
Arbeitszeiten
Deine Hilfe wird an folgenden Tagen benötigt: Montag, Dienstag, Mittwoch, Donnerstag und Freitag von 08:00 - 16:00

Leist­ungen

Dienstleistungen von SAVE Foundation

Airport pickup - Accommodation - Orientation - 3 meals a day - Transport to and from projects - 24 hour support and supervision - Donation to project - Certificate of appreciation

Abholung vom Flughafen Lilongwe International Airport

You need to arrange your flights to arrive at Lilongwe Airport in Malawi prior to 2pm on the date specified. Upon arrival, you will be met by a project representative and will be transferred to the project, which is about three and a half hours drive from the airport. If you cannot find our representative, please wait at the information desk & give us a call if there is more than a 15 minute delay.

Unterkunft

Volunteers will stay in a comfortable, shared house in a rural village in the Mangochi District. The volunteer house is located on the shores of the stunning Lake Malawi. The volunteer house area (and Malawi in general) is very safe; however, the house is fenced and gated for additional security and privacy. The bedrooms in the volunteer house are large shared rooms (2–4 volunteers per room), generally with single or bunk beds. Bathrooms all consist of western style flush toilets and showers.

Schlafsaal Doppelzimmer
Verpflegung

Three meals a day are provided: Breakfast usually consists of french toast, eggs, porridge or pancakes, and tea and coffee. Lunch usually consists of sandwiches, pasta, soups, wraps, or similar; or a packed lunch can be provided if you are not returning to the house in the middle of the day. Dinner will be a hot meal prepared for you by our cook. *Please let us know of any dietary requirements in advance.

Internetzugriff
Limitierte Verbindung vor Ort
Was ist NICHT inklusive?
Visa, Flüge, Reiseversicherung und Impfungen sind NICHT in den Programmgebühren enthalten.
Flugtickets
Der nächstgelegene Flughafen ist Lilongwe International Airport (LLW) in Lilongwe. Wir helfen dir günstige Flüge nach Malawi zu finden.
Reiseversicherung
Ins Ausland zu gehen ist ein Abenteuer, auf das man sich stets gut vorbereiten sollte. Plötzliche Krankheit oder Verletzung, Stornierung oder Diebstahl - eine Reiseversicherung für Malawi bietet die nötige Sicherheit.
Impfungen
Bevor du deine Freiwilligenarbeit in Malawi antrittst, solltest du dich noch einmal von deinem Arzt beraten lassen und deine erforderlichen Impfungen für Malawi überprüfen.

Termine & Preise

KEINE KREDITKARTENGEBÜHREN

Das Programm ist wegen Corona pausiert

Verfügbarkeit
Jan Feb Mär Apr Mai Jun Jul Aug Sep Okt Nov Dez
Dauer
4 - 16 Wochen

Programmgebühren

Kosten: Preise in USD
4 Wochen (Mindestaufenthalt)
$1.305
5 Wochen
$1.525
6 Wochen
$1.745
7 Wochen
$1.970
9 Wochen
$2.415
11 Wochen
$2.860
16 Wochen (Maximaler Aufenthalt)
$3.972
Durchschnittliche Gebühren
$287 /Woche

Bitte beachte, dass die oben angegebenen Gebühren geschätzt sind. SAVE Foundation wird dich während deines Bewerbungsprozesses über die endgültigen Programmgebühren informieren.
Anzahlung (15%)
Mit der Anzahlung reservierst du deinen Platz beim Freiwilligenprogramm. Zahlungen werden von PayPal abgewickelt, unserem vertrauenswürdigen globalen Zahlungsanbieter. Falls du keinen PayPal Account hast, kannst du die Anzahlung auch mit einer Kreditkarte bezahlen.
Restzahlung (85%)
Deine endgültige Zahlung vereinbarst du mit SAVE Foundation während des Bewerbungsprozesses. Normalerweise handelt es sich um eine Banküberweisung oder eine Barzahlung am Projektstandort.

Warum sollte ich über Volunteer World buchen

Zusätzliche Sicherheit und kostenloser Service
Volunteer World ist die weltweit führende Vergleichsplattform für internationale Freiwilligenarbeit. Wir führen dich durch einen sicheren und einfachen Bewerbungsprozess. Plane deine nächste sinnvolle Reise mit Volunteer World und erhalte freien Zugang zu:
Qualitätssicherung
Hohe ethische Mindeststandards
Flex Option
Ändere deine Reservierung ohne zusätzliche Kosten
Geld-zurück-Garantie
Wir erstatten deine Gebühren, falls deine Reise von SAVE Foundation storniert wird
Unterstzützung & Vermittlung
Wir helfen dir und unterstützen dich in jeder Situation
Für dich ist unser Service kostenlos!
Die Programmgebühren werden unmittelbar durch SAVE Foundation erhoben.

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Health Care Assistant

Assist at local hospitals and clinics in Malawi to support the health of the local community.

$287/week

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