General Medicine - Short Term

Published

07/10/2018

Start Date

08/13/2018

End Date

08/17/2018

Times of day

Weekday Mornings

Time Commitment

Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)

Duration

Short-Term (few weeks/months)

Address

Alajuelita
San José
Costa Rica

Description

ABOUT THE TRIP


WHERE

Alajuelita is a small town located just 5km from the heart of San Jose, Costa Rica’s capital city. The town is marked by three distinct rivers, Río Tribí, Río Cañas and Río Poás.

WHY

Natural disasters, political conflict and lack of economic opportunity have created a large number of Nicaraguan immigrants to settle in the Alajuelita area. Without access to the national healthcare system, the refugees seek out our clinic to receive treatment and psychological services.

GOALS

FIRMC’s ongoing operations throughout the year give us a pulse on the community and those we serve. We participate in activities and work among families in Alajuelita, San Felipe, and the surrounding areas. With the support of our volunteers, we dedicate our resources to three main areas of focus: clinical activities, health education, and special initiatives. Below are a few examples of our work at Project Alajuelita.

Benefits

  • Housing Available
  • Language/Cultural Support Available

Benefits

  • Groups
  • International Volunteers

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