Ghana, Tanzania and  Uganda Medical Outreach 2018 | Students Travel and Exposure South Africa

Ghana, Tanzania and Uganda Medical Outreach 2018

Currently recruiting medical volunteers for village program 2018

Programme types: Short Programmes Featured

Avaliable in: Ghana Tanzania Uganda


Are you individuals looking to travel with the medical team to touch lives in the remote areas of Africa? Are you looking for the tailor-made medical program?  Are you a group of medical professionals or group of medical students who need a program of this nature for your electives?  Is your group on a very low budget but you still want to travel to Africa to touch lives in the villages?  STAESA is currently recruiting volunteers for its village medical outreach programme to take place in Ghana, Tanzania and Uganda. This program takes you and your team to very rural areas and into the hearts of the very poor people in the villages. Upon arrival in the villages, the team is welcome with a cultural drumming and dancing.  This is a special program where you really get yourself very busy touching lives and experience Africa culture with beautiful landscapes in rural communities. The program helps bring health services to the doors steps of the poor and connects you and the team to the people in the villages. Because of poverty and poor access to good roads to the cities, access to medical services is very difficult to come by. STAESA creates medical centers in these remotes communities and recruits local volunteers with little medical knowledge to go around the villages to scout for the patients and bring them to the medical centers for the diagnoses and treatment. Date of arrival: April, May and June 2018. July, August, September and October 2018.  This programme has been run since 2010 and has seen some fantastic results.  Back at the start of the programme, we had a humble number of volunteers, but each year, it has grown steadily.  So, this time we are going big and trying to make a new record. 

This is hands-on experience outreach programme and it includes doctors, nurses, social workers, dentists, dietitians, midwives, lab technicians, pharmacists, dispensary technicians and medical students.  While dubbed in Ghana, Tanzania, and Uganda, the volunteer team will augment the work of local medical professionals.  

Each team of 10 to 30 volunteers, together with the local medical officers, will work directly with the patients and with the community at large.  Tasks with patients might include helping take medical history,  labeling and packaging lab samples for analysis, performing basic lab schedules, giving treatments to patients, counselling, post-natal care, health education, general health testing (e.g. blood sugar levels, body mass index, blood pressure), eye screen, minor wounds and skin treatment, screening for worms, malaria testing, child health services specifically vaccination, weighing programs, hygiene, first aid education, food and nutrition, Examining teeth and diagnosing patients' dental conditions. Other community tasks might include working on sanitation projects and helping to make the local water source potable. STAESA also visits schools among the villages to educate the children on health-related issues. 

At the end of the day's work and just after dinner, the team will have evaluation meeting to discuss the activities of the day and to prepare the team for the next day work.

Our main accommodations are Bed and breakfast, 2 to 3-star hotels near the villages, independent accommodation, and host families, but sometimes, depending on the remoteness of the location, you may be required to sleep in tents.  Working hours: 8:00 am till 4:00 pm. Program duration: 2 weeks.  Those who want to stay longer will continue the program in the hospital.

We urge volunteers if possible to do some fundraising,  procure some medication, some equipment for the programme before leaving for Africa.

TWO LEADERS OF THE GROUP JOIN THE PROGRAM FREE.

BUDGET FOR THE VILLAGE MEDICAL OUTREACH PROGRAM INCLUDE

(1) All meals ( Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

(2) Bottle of water

(3) Program T'shirts

(4) Transportation from the airport to your accommodation and back to the airport

(5) Daily transportation from your accommodation to the medical centers and back to your accommodation

(6) WiFi connections

(7) Sightseeing to very important places in the country.

IMPORTANT CONTACT INFORMATION:

For direct contact and fast response to ENQUIRIES AND APPLICATIONS: simon.staesa@gmail.com

For information regarding STIPEND AND DISCOUNT FLIGHT TICKET: Jocy.staesa@gmail.com

For information regarding FREE PROGRAMS email: Jocy.staesa@gmail.com

For information about DONATIONS email: donation@staesa.org

DIRECT CALL AND WHATSAPP +27 71 949 7972

PLEASE NOTE +27 71 949 7922 NOT YET ACTIVATED


Apply to STAESA Now

Your application is read thoroughly by your country coordinator. We encourage everyone to apply since our infrastructure can handle many more participants. We want more people to walk away with a great African experience, so we look forward to reading all your applications.

Send an email to info@staesa.org with the following elements:

  1. Filled PDF application form
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Résumé

If you have problems saving or reading the PDF file, download and install the latest Adobe Reader. If you are still having problems, please contact us and we can provide you with another method of submitting your application.

If we accept your application, you will be notified via email and will be asked to pay the $75 processing fee as soon as possible to ensure that we can reserve your placement. The deposit is not part of your programme fee. The entire programme fee should be paid before your arrival in Africa. Our preferred method of payment is wire transfer to our bank account in South Africa.