Zambia - Livingstone Healthcare and Community Outreach

$2,009.00Price

This project aims to provide the severely under-staffed and poorly-resourced medical clinics in Livingstone and the surrounding areas with volunteers who are eager to make a difference in peoples' lives. Additionally, volunteers will have the opportunity to be involved in many community activities, ranging from afterschool literacy programs to sustainable community farming. There is no need for prior medical knowledge, however those with specialized medical experience will be appropriately utilized and greatly appreciated for their contributions.

 

Volunteers will spend their mornings at one of the multiple healthcare projects listed below:

Clinic assistance:

  • Filing patient records
  • Observing patient care and seeing how healthcare services function in Zambia

Home-based care: 

  • Provide comfort, care, and advice 
  • Inform patients about the importance of hygiene, nutrition, diet, and adhering to medication regiment
  • HIV education and health talks: Health education is the first step in preventing disease and promoting healthy choices and lifestyles. With the help of local staff, volunteers will faciliate community courses to deliver important healthcare information. The syllabus topics include:
  • HIV/AIDS awareness
  • Basic hygiene
  • Importance of healthy living (diet and exercise) 

Elderly home:

  • Providing the residents with a friendly face and opportunity to socialize
  • Conducting health talks on personal hygiene and health
  • Encouraging mobility for those residents in need

HIV education in prisons: 

  • Spread awareness about HIV/AIDS and how to prevent it
  • Educate inmates about how cope once infected
  • Addressing the stigma of HIV/AIDS

 

Project length:  Min 2 weeks - Max 12 weeks

  • What's Included

    • Accommodations:  Shared rooms in a house
    • Food:  meals a day (excluding weekends)
    • Airport Transfers:  Included on arrival and departure day
    • Insurance:  Comprehensive travel health insurance with volunteer abroad coverage
    • Orientation:  All necessary training and introductions provided upon arrival.
    • Support:  Local in-country team and 24hr emergency support

    What's not Included

    Flights, personal expenses, weekend meals, and entry visa (approximately $50 USD).

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