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Health Care Assistants

Causes

  • Aids
  • Counseling
  • Disability Issues
  • Health
  • Health Care
  • Health Education
  • Hospital
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Public Health

Program Duration

9-12 Weeks, 3-6 Months, 5-8 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks, 7-12 Months

Year(s) Offered

All year round

Participation Guidelines

American, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi, South African and Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Couples.

Cost in USD per week

$100 per week

Program Includes:

The cost of the programme is dependent on the length of stay. It costs US$100 per week (£70), payable upon acceptance as a volunteer, which pays for accommodation and services at the charity's base. Volunteers are responsible for their own travel expenses to and from Africa, together with living expenses (food and drink approximately US$ 45/week), immunisations and health insurance. Additionally, volunteers are expected to raise funds for RIPPLE Africa's projects in Malawi.

Accommodation Options

  • Group living

Experience Required

No.

Qualifications

Healthcare professionals who have had some post-training experience, mature medical or nursing students and retired doctors or nurses interested in rural community healthcare are most welcome. Also, healthcare professionals with an interest in public health issues are invited to apply. We are not able to consider medical or nursing students doing their electives as there are no sufficiently qualified staff at the health centres to supervise them. Work or travel experience in less developed countries is useful but not necessary. All healthcare volunteers meet the District Health Officer for Nkhata Bay who helps us ensure that volunteers are able to work where most needed.

Please be aware that the health centres have very few facilities, and some healthcare professionals may find working there limiting and frustrating. In addition to working at the health centres, recent healthcare volunteers have also spent time at the local hospital at at Chintheche (25km north of Mwaya Beach)and at the new hospital at Nkhata Bay.

Minimum Education

Bachelors

Application Procedures

  • Written Application
  • Phone/Video Interview