Public Health and Nutrition Outreach Supporter

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gegründet 1989
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High­lights

Use your medical background to facilitate change to the lives of Vanuatu locals
Challenge your skills and knowledge in a new and demanding environment
Discover a new culture and contribute to the local community
Explore unforgettable off-the-beaten-track locations with volunteers in free time
Experience authentic Vanuatu culture and foods
Use your health and nutrition background to educate and aid locals in combating malnutrition and public health issues in Vanuatu This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Alter 18+
Alleinreisend
Pärchen
Gruppen
50+

The Pacific Island countries, including Vanuatu have some of the highest rates of diabetes in the entire world.   Results from health surveys indicate diabetes rates as high as 47% in certain communities, but on average between 15 – 25% of the population.   Some pacific island countries have the highest death rate from diabetes in the world.   With neighboring Australia at approx 5%, there is a significant need for nutritional education and healthcare support in Vanuatu.  

Obesity and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are placing a huge social, economical and emotional load on the people of Vanuatu.   

IVI’s nutrition and public health outreach cater to students and graduates in the field of nutrition, dietetics, holistic healthcare, nursing, physiotherapy & medicine.   You’ll participate in an outreach program designed to provide free healthcare education for communities which generally lack access to healthcare services. 

Working alongside a qualified practitioner from Australia, the aim of the outreach project is health promotion & free assessments in villages, corporate businesses, schools & community centers to increase the knowledge about nutrition and the effect of physical activity in the prevention of obesity and development of NCD’s.


Why do we need volunteers on this project?

  • In 2016, only around 57.8% of the population had access to electricity
  • Over 12% of Vanuatu’s population live below the poverty line, with 1/3 of people lacking access to basic services
  • Vanuatu experiences cyclones, that severely damage schools, homes and community buildings
  • Vanuatu has one of the highest rates of diabetes in the world, as well as high blood pressure, mineral deficiencies and a lack of macronutrients

How can you help?

  • For health students and qualified professionals, combat malnutrition and public health issues in Vanuatu
  • In teams of 4 to 8, perform free health checks in authentic Vanuatu villages
  • Help promote health, nutrition and fitness, giving free assessments to villagers from disadvantaged backgrounds
  • Create diet, nutrition and diabetes awareness campaigns, to educate the local children

What can you do?
    • Conduct health screenings like blood pressure checks, blood glucose level tests and waist to hip ratios measurement.
    • Help diognose protein deficiency among school kids
    • Design fitness and exercise programs for villagers
    • Create educational talks on topics like the dangers of sugar and other diseases

Tagesablauf

In teams of 4 to 8, you will have endorsement from the Ministry of Health Vanuatu to perform free health checks for villagers and/or corporate staff.   Monday will be orientation day in Port Villa.  The team will show you around including the local fruit market, walk through town – show banks, supermarket and teach you some basic Bislama phrases.  

During the program, you may also be involved in preparing educational talks on various topics such as the dangers of sugar and other disease causing issues.  You will have the opportunity to conduct in depth health screenings like blood pressure checks, blood glucose level tests and waist to hip ratios measurement. 

With support and assistance from the program coordinators, you will be assigned specific health cases and may be involved with but not limited to:

– Conducting individual and group consultations
– Remote island healthcare education

– Corporate health
– Children’s health & education
– Identifying protein deficiency among school kids
– Assisting in the prescription of natural protocols
– Providing educational assistance and local talks (if desired)
– Helping build nutrition and diabetes awareness campaigns
– Designing fitness and exercise programs
– Village exercise programs
– General healthy living programs.

Volunteers may also take part in presentations on exercise and living an active lifestyle, with topics such as healthy eating, sexual health and physical activity for school children.

Freizeitaktivitäten

In their free time, Volunteers are encourage to participate in local activities including;

  • Kayaking and Paddleboarding
  • Snorkeling
  • Canopy ziplining
  • Exploring the incredible landscape and searching for numerous waterfalls and natural pools
  • Travel into town and embrace the Vanuatu culture and intricacies
  • Visiting local markets to find handmade treasures and souvenirs - a good opportunity to grab some street food and practice your local phrases!
Our in-country management team are always enthusiastic to help you organise weekend excursions around the islands.

Wassersport
Schwimmen
Sightseeing
Tauchen/
Schnorcheln
Shoppen/
Souvenirs
Wandern
Museum/
Oper

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 (Grundkenntnisse)
Staatszugehörigkeit
Es gibt keine Beschränkungen. Helfende Hände aus aller Welt sind willkommen.
Andere Fähigkeiten
Students studying in the discipline of health science, physiotherapy & related fields and qualified nurses, therapists, nutritionists, naturopaths, dietitians & allied health professionals. A qualified practitioner from Australia will be available to support and guide you during the program. Volunteers without qualifications in this field are still encouraged to apply and depending on your desire and experience, you may be accepted into the program.
Arbeitszeiten
Deine Hilfe wird an folgenden Tagen benötigt: Montag, Dienstag, Mittwoch, Donnerstag und Freitag

Leist­ungen

Dienstleistungen von Involvement Volunteers IVI
  • Support of in-country practitioner supervisor / coordinator
  • Support of a team (normally 4 to 8 volunteers per intake)
  • Arrival airport transfers
  • 1 day induction & cultural orientation
  • All ground transportation including island ferries (where applicable)
  • Accommodation – Home stays & resort rooms (sharing with other volunteers)
  • 3 quality meals per day (We cater to healthy diets!)
  • Project equipment and materials (eg. safety lancets, gloves, blood testing kits, pamphlets)
  • Kava donations for traditional village greetings (Offerings to village chief’s)
  • 24/7 in-country support & emergency assistance
  • Training & guidance from qualified local staff
  • Certificate of Completion
Abholung vom Flughafen Santo Pekoa International Airport
Upon your arrival, our driver will be waiting for you to take you to your accommodation to ensure a positive welcome experience to your program.
Unterkunft

Accommodation is in a dedicated house very close to the beach!  Volunteers will share a bedroom with up to 2-4 persons per room (single gender rooms).  There is WiFi included in public areas, laundry facilities (at small additional fee), lockable rooms, hot showers, bed linen, mosquito protection and fans included.   Volunteers are requested to bring their own towel.    Living with other volunteers in a dormitory-style house is heaps of fun and a great way to meet like minded travellers.  The volunteer house is in close proximity to a basic supermarkets, ATM, fresh fruit and vegetable stands, petrol stations and bus stop.

For couples or those wanting more privacy, private rooms in the volunteer house are available for an additional US$150 per week, subject to availability.

Schlafsaal Einzelzimmer
Verpflegung
3 quality meals per day are included for the duration of the program.   We can cater to healthy diets too! Meals will be authentic to Vanuatu mainly consisting of coconut based curries, dahl, fish, rice, fresh fruits and labob which is a local dessert.    A good water purifier exists at the centre so you won’t need to buy water. 
Internetzugriff
Gute Verbindung vor Ort
Was ist NICHT inklusive?
Visa, Flüge, Reiseversicherung und Impfungen sind NICHT in den Programmgebühren enthalten.
Flugtickets
Der nächstgelegene Flughafen ist Santo Pekoa International Airport (SON) in Espiritu Santo. Wir helfen dir günstige Flüge nach Vanuatu 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 Vanuatu bietet die nötige Sicherheit.
Impfungen
Bevor du deine Freiwilligenarbeit in Vanuatu antrittst, solltest du dich noch einmal von deinem Arzt beraten lassen und deine erforderlichen Impfungen für Vanuatu überprüfen.

Termine & Preise

KEINE KREDITKARTENGEBÜHREN

Informationen zur Anreise

Outreach program intakes occur in 

June 

July

Nov

Dec

Jan



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Verfügbarkeit
Jan Feb Mär Apr Mai Jun Jul Aug Sep Okt Nov Dez
Dauer
2 - 2 Wochen

Programmgebühren

Kosten: Preise in USD
2 Wochen (Mindestaufenthalt)
$1.445
2 Wochen (Maximaler Aufenthalt)
$1.445
Durchschnittliche Gebühren
$723 /Woche

Bitte beachte, dass die oben angegebenen Gebühren geschätzt sind. Involvement Volunteers IVI 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 Involvement Volunteers IVI 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 Involvement Volunteers IVI storniert wird
Unterstzützung & Vermittlung
Wir helfen dir und unterstützen dich in jeder Situation
Für dich ist unser Service kostenlos!
Die Programmgebühren werden unmittelbar durch Involvement Volunteers IVI erhoben.

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