Madagascar Healthcare

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Madagascar Healthcare

from £545
Duration: from 1 week to 4 weeks
Countries: Madagascar
This exciting programme will challenge you and show you the reality of working as a medical professional in a developing country as well as give you the chance to discover this amazing land.
Summary

Madagascar Healthcare

Madagascar's dramatic forest landscape is home to a fascinating diversity of life, with baobab and aloe trees, lemurs, chameleons and a whole host of other species that are found nowhere else on Earth! Its fantastically beautiful coastline boasts coral reefs rich in marine species, perfect for diving and snorkelling, and silky sanded beaches ideal for soaking up the bountiful sunshine. Madagascar's culture is vibrant and diverse; you will find bustling markets full of multi-coloured produce and hospitable locals shouting their wares.

By taking part in this programme you will be helping to improve the lives of the local community by providing primary healthcare.

You will gain valuable experience in a specific career field that combines learning with frontline observations in working health clinics. This practical learning experience within the workplace provides an invaluable addition to classroom learning and an ideal opportunity to develop your future career.

The Project

Madagascar’s socio-economic demographic is changing fast.  It is clear that the healthcare industry needs to change with it, and have a clear plan to address the negative effects of urbanisation and modernisation.  At the same time the cost of healthcare and medical treatment is becoming increasingly expensive and is often unaffordable by the wider community where dietary problems are widespread and the most vulnerable suffer as a consequence.

It is the young and the old who lack access to appropriate medical attention and support programs.  Even the few patients who can afford to go to hospitals find the overcrowded system only addresses the symptoms of the disease through reactive drug treatment, and is unable to provide comprehensive care and advice to tackle the cause of illness within the community.

The work of this project looks to lead by example with a range of positive healthcare initiatives and outreach projects to bring about this change, including providing primary healthcare, promoting hygienic practices and encouraging active and healthy lifestyles.


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Price details:

from £545

Phone:

Call 0333 333 9923 to enquire or book

Departure Dates

Every Monday throughout the year.

Ideally flights to Madagascar and connections to Nosy Be (Fascene) should be arranged for this arrival date.

Duratoin

1 week and longer

This project is available throughout the Christmas period and throughout school holidays

Pre-Departure Inclusions

Pre-departure support
Travel & medical advice & documentation
Equipment advice
Discounted medical kit
Free t-shirt
UK TEFL training & certification

In-Country Inclusions

Food
Accommodation
Airport pick-up weekly on a Monday
Internal ground transfers (for volunteers arriving weekly on a Monday)
Local orientation
Project training
In-country emergency support
24-hour international HQ back-up

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