A fantastic opportunity for healthcare professionals to broaden their knowledge of medical practices in other cultures while volunteering to make a difference to poor communities. This project will open your eyes to the hardships faced by local people, and monks, who have no money to pay for healthcare at a regular hospital or private clinic.
The project aims to support the local community by providing them with a better healthcare, and to benefit local staff through an exchange of knowledge and experience, as well as increased manpower. As a participant, you will benefit from the practical experience you will gain through the work and broaden your understanding of medical practices in different cultures.
Based at a charitable Monastery Clinic, your work will be supported by NGOs and the local government. This is one of many healthcare centres and clinics that provide free treatment to those that cannot afford to pay. In addition to working on site, you may be required to travel to rural villages where you will assist with general check-ups and health instruction.
At the Monastery Clinic, there is a check-up room, a small out-patient room, a small operation room and a room for dentistry. Once on site, you will work alongside local staff, nurses and doctors for around 4 – 5 hours a day meeting the needs of the patients. Scrubs, and any other required medical materials, will be given to you.
Your work at the project will be varied with tasks being assigned to meet the needs of the clinic and its patients. However, the basic structure of your week will involve working at the clinic or in local villages from Monday to Thursday, with an evening meeting on Monday to discuss your first day. Friday will be slightly different with time for you to share your expertise as you teach local students and take part in a weekly program evaluation at the end of the day.