Medical & Healthcare, Victoria Falls

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Medical & Healthcare, Victoria Falls

from £712
Duration: from 2 weeks to 12 weeks
Countries: Zambia
Join our team in the ‘Adventure Capital’ of Africa - Victoria Falls - and bring hope and health support to a community where medical resources are limited.
Summary

Medical & Healthcare, Victoria Falls

Highlights:

  • Support healthcare institutions in Zambia that suffer from being under-staffed and under-resourced
  • Provide assistance in educating a variety of age groups regarding HIV, hand hygiene, substance abuse, nutrition and cancer
  • Support community care givers by accompanying them on home-based care visits
  • Live only a stone's throw away from one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World, Victoria Falls
  • Spend your free time on safari or enjoying any of amazing adrenaline activities - from bungee jumping to white water rafting!

 

 

Volunteer Activities:

EDUCATION

This volunteer project in Africa involves the very important aspect of contributing to healthcare education the local community, which could often make the difference in saving a life. You will be involved in educating school children, youth and adult groups. You will cover a wide range of topics such as essential HIV education, general hygiene, drugs and alcohol, nutrition and cervical cancer. Education will be conducted with the help of African Impact team members to help translate information into local languages. The presence of volunteers often motivates attendance at education sessions, which also serve as an opportunity for community members to practice their English skills.

SOCIAL SUPPORT AND HOME BASED CARE

A friendly face and listening ear can make all the difference in a patient’s disposition and facilitate their recovery. These volunteer opportunities don’t require any qualification, but simply for you to provide emotional support, smiles and a caring hand. You’ll go out into local communities with the team and, monitor patient health and provide much needed support to patients who are often housebound.

OLD PEOPLE’S HOME

The residents at the Maramba Old People’s Home don’t all have family to care for them and your presence and interaction with them means more than you could imagine. Here you will also assist the caregivers by monitoring the health of the residents, reading to them and playing games.

CLINIC SUPPORT

Your time in the local clinics will provide you with invaluable insight into the healthcare system in Zambia, As a healthcare volunteer, your duties will include supporting clinic staff by helping with administration and pre-clinic checks, assisting with packaging medications ready for dispensing in the pharmacy and weighing babies, which help in freeing up medical staff to treat more patients.


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Extra Fun & Travel

This program allows exchange days with the Lion Encounter Project, making your already amazing experience more extensive and exciting. Visit the world-famous Victoria Falls, go on a Big 5 safari in nearby in one of Zambia’s game reserves and national parks or cross the border into Botswana & visit the Okavango Delta.

About African Impact

African Impact is a multi-award winning volunteer travel organisation which runs and manages meaningful and responsible volunteer experiences and internship programs throughout Africa.  The organisation was founded in 2004 in Zimbabwe, and since then has grown into the Africa leaders in volunteer tourism, having facilitated over 12,000 volunteers and interns in 12 countries across the continent.

We are proud to offer fun, safe and structured placements where volunteers understand their contribution to responsible projects run in partnership with local communities and conservation efforts. Our journey so far has been both inspiring and humbling and we will keep pushing the horizons of what volunteering can achieve.

We believe in the power of volunteering and have seen the amazing things volunteers can achieve.
We believe in the passionate people who work for us and beside us to create tangible positive impacts and change lives.
We believe in what we do, in standing out and in standing up for fun, sustainable volun-teering.

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