Assistant for Medical work

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founded in 2019
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High­lights

Volunteer and show hands on mentality
Conduct and observe mental health doctors during during consultation periods.
Gain a broad overview and understanding insight into mental health care and needs within a different culture
Make memories you wil never forget
Experience the cultural of Malawi and the see lake Malawi
Our health projects offers a wonderful opportunity for volunteers to become familiar with the challenges and health issues of developing countries. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+
Our healthcare placements offer an exceptional learning opportunity, in addition to a gratifying volunteer experience. These placements offer an international learning ground where you can not only view healthcare in practice but effects of volunteering abroad in healthcare are plain to see. Medical care is a basic human right, and making it accessible for all is essential. 

The hospitals and clinics that we work with are striving to fulfill that need, and can always benefit from an extra pair of hands. Working on our health projects offers a wonderful opportunity for volunteers to become familiar with the challenges and health issues of developing countries. All our hospitals and clinics are government approved. 

The work environment is way different from the circumstances you are used to work. You need to be open minded and able to deal with the sometimes poor health care options that are given.This project is open to everyone who want to help make a difference in the lives of underprivileged people in Malawi in the field of Medical Health Care in Malawi

Available departments
We have a number of departments who would appreciate your help. you can choose to combine different departments at the same time.
  • General medicine department
  • Nursing department 
  • Accident and emergency department
  • General surgery department
  • maternity and midwifery department
  • Out patient department (OPD)
  • Dentistry department
  • Optometry department
  • Laboratory and research department
This is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience in your field in a different culture where practices may differ considerably to what you're used to. We have a variety of Medical placements available in Malawi. You could work in a hospital or a clinic. 

You can work in a variety of difference medical departments, where you can either assist or shadow the staff members. The type of work you will be allocated will depend to an extent on your own abilities and capabilities, which is understandable given that you will be dealing with patient health and safety.

You will be involved in the day-to-day running of hospitals and clinics directly assisting the doctors and nurses. If you are planning to specialize in a particular field of medicine in your studies, we can arrange to place you in a relevant department to ensure that we benefit from your knowledge in your field of study and you also learning from our local professionals. This project is open to anyone who wants to help improve the lives of the poor in Africa.

Your responsibilities will include some of the following: Going forward rounds with doctors to examine cases and determine the next line of action, following up cases and ensuring that proper medication is dispensed, helping to take patients' histories and subsequent diagnosis, helping with general consultation activities. Observing procedures, Undertake office administration, health data recording and storage, taking care of patients reporting for out-patient care or on admission Changing bandages and monitoring recovery, checking blood pressure, weighing babies helping with first aid treatment

Typical day

Volunteers work at the hospital from 8am to 1pm or 2pm, from Monday to Friday. 
You can choose to work morning shifts or evening shifts. The working hours are very flexible.
In the morning after breakfast you will go to the hospital with the other volunteers. 
You can choose which department you want to work in. 
You can choose to work in a different department each week so that you can experience everything.

Free-time activities

Karonga is located close to the northern shores of the lake, where you can go swimming, kayaking, and relax in your free time. You can also go on a cruise on the lake. We have a museum in town that shows some findings of prehistoric humans, a dinosaur and information about Malawian history and culture. For those who wish to explore another part of Malawi, you can visit Livingstonia, and go hiking in the beautiful scenery of the Nyika Plateau. You can visit different mines in the area if you are interested in mining. It is also possible to travel to Nkhata Bay for a weekend and go scuba diving in the lake there. The Vwaza Wildlife Reserve and National Park are both easily accessible from Rumphi - wildlife viewing can be done from a game viewing vehicle or on a bushwalk for the more adventurous.

Alternatively, you can stay in Karonga where you can experience village life and culture, enjoy Malawian music, dance and learn some traditional cooking. Volunteers must arrange extra activities themselves and cover the cost of travel, food and accommodation.

Also, if volunteers are interested we can go for a photo trip around and you will always find something new and different to explore.
Volunteers can fill their free time by watching TV ,reading a book, going for swimming , doing exercises at a local gym.

Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Diving/
Snorkling
Climbing
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
Sports
Riding
Winter Sports
Yoga/
Meditation

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Required Documents
CV and certificates and proof of education.
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Relevant work experience.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:30 - 14:00

What's Included

Services by Helping Your Community Forum

The Helping Your Community Forum (HYCF) fees are calculated as follows.

A one time application fee which includes , Pre-departure support, Preparation, handbooks, Orientation day and Project support

Program fees to stay at HYCF House (including Break fast, Lunch and dinner) from Monday to Friday

Important Note; To keep it transparent we do not add any donation to our program fees (which are entirely used for your preparation , Supervision and Accommodation) but encourage you to raise some funds among your family and friends prior to your arrival or once you have arrived in Malawi. Any small or big amount is highly appreciated and you are entirely free to decide on how you want to utilize your donation within the project. 

By doing so you will see how much of a difference donations can make and  its a great feeling to see this first hand.

 We understand volunteering as a holistic approach of helping each other and learning from one another and while you will do amazing daily work as a volunteer we want you to also understand that no project can entirely survive if it was  not for financial support as well.

Airport Pickup at Lilongwe International Airport

Air port pick up is included in the costs. Volunteers can be picked up at any day and night time. Possible Arrival Airport is Lilongwe International Kamuzu Airport.



Accommodation

Volunteers will be hosted by the Chief Executive Officer in their family home. This is a great opportunity to experience the unique culture of Malawi and to interact and make friends with a local family. You will have your own room and private space for sleeping or relaxing, the house is self contained with single bed,. we will do our best to ensure that you are comfortable and well looked after during your stay.


We have a house with 5 rooms its a fenced house and  security is tight, we have dogs, Nice vegetation,Easy access to town. We stay near the lake Malawi.Good comfortable rooms, We provide good meals.

Please let us know if you have any dietary requirement before arriving. Vegetarian, Vegan and other diets can be catered for. If volunteers require any other  snacks beside the three main meals these can easily be purchased in the local market.

There is also a kitchen with fridge for our Volunteers, an oven, bathrooms, a common room equipped with comfortable sofas, numerous tables and benches out side.

Bedroom (Double) Bedroom (Single) Dorm Room Guest Family
Food & Beverages
Food(Break fast, Lunch and Dinner) is prepared by the family from Monday to Sunday at the HYCF house. The break fast includes tea/coffee, white bread, Chips, Rice, Porridge, and cake for break fast. For lunch and dinner we generraly eat rice or Nsima (a local dish made from maze flour) with some vegetables, beans, meat or fish. Some times fruits or salad will also be served. This is a staple food and hope you will learn to love it!!!

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Lilongwe International Airport (LLW) in Lilongwe. We assist you to find cheap flights to Malawi.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Malawi provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Malawi you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Malawi.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

Volunteers start to work after one or two days upon arrival. We first give time to volunteers to relax after a long flight we understand they get extremely tired.

Details on arrival.
I come and welcome volunteers at the Lilongwe International Airport. From Lilongwe we can get a bus to Karonga, which is usually an overnight journey. 

If coming from Tanzania, you will need to cross the border and take either a bus or local shared car to Karonga. One of HYCF members can meet you at the bus station or we can provide you with the location of our office where you can meet us upon arrival in Karonga.We are always available via phone and Whatsapp for any queries.

The following day we begin orientation meeting and planning ahead
Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 8 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$644
5 weeks
$805
6 weeks
$966
7 weeks
$1,127
8 weeks (max. stay)
$1,288
Average fees
$161 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Helping Your Community Forum will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Helping Your Community Forum during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Assistant for Medical work

Our health projects offers a wonderful opportunity for volunteers to become familiar with the challenges and health issues of developing countries.

$161/week

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