Public Health/Medical volunteer

Volunteering
For 1 to 2 months
Hospitality
Warnes - Bolivia
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Unpaid

Offer description

The Warnes Health Post is located 15 kilometers outside Riberalta, inside the Aquicuana Jungle Reserve. Health care is available free of charge for pregnant women and children under the age of five. The Center also sends staff members on community visits to educate residents about sexual health, personal hygiene, and disease prevention.



Objectives:

The objective of the health center is to ensure that every member of the community is able to receive basic medical care and attention.



Warnes Community:

The Health Center serves the communities Warnes and San Jose – approximately 500 people, mainly from low-income backgrounds. There is a particular emphasis on disease prevention as well as general medical provision.



Working conditions:

The center is small but relatively well equipped in comparison to some health posts. The staff consists of 2 doctors, 2 nurses and the occasional group of local medical students.



Programs:

At present the center runs three main programs:

Environmental Sanitation & Education
Dengue & Chikungunya Prevention
General vaccination campaign


Volunteer requirements (Both Locations):

Intermediate Spanish
Health care professional or student of medicine, public health or a related topic
Willingness to participate in rural community outreach work
Confidentiality with patients
Minimum commitment period of 1 month

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Required languages levels

Spanish :
Intermediate
English :
Intermediate

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