Experienced professionals and medical/nursing students are placed in a public hospital which serves about 100-150 patients per day. The staff consist of 35 professionals in different areas of general medicine, obstetrics, gynecology, pediatrics, hospitalization, emergency ER, cardiology and lab.
Activities: As a volunteer you will rotate among the departments, charting patients, doing physicals, general check ups, blood pressures, weight/temp, cleaning wounds, and participating on daily rounds with the medical staff.Medical volunteers assist the local staff in whatever capacity they may need, such as taking medical history, checking vitals, assisting with medicine and supplies, and most common materinty and OBGYN needs. Proficient Spanish knowledge is required.
Quito Program Includes: Airport reception in Quito City orientation and project briefing with the ABV staff coordinator. Host family accommodations in modern middle class homestay. . 3 meals per day, 7 days a week. Program support throughout by ABV local staff. Departure transfer at the end of the program.
Quito is the capital of Ecuador and the countries second largest city with an estimated population of about 2.1 million people. The beautiful, bustling city sits high in the Andes Mountains an altitude over 9000 ft. Quito's Old Town is a wonder with neighborhoods lined with colonial architecture, some of it dating to the mid 1500s when the Spanish founded the city. With its rich cultural treasures, large open plazas surrounded by cathedrals and stately public buildings, Quito has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a place of delicious food, friendly people, wonderful Andean music and colorful marketplaces.
Program Length : From 1 week to 12 weeks. Program Date: Flexible Start & End Date Work Schedule: 35-40 hours per week Accommodations: host family Meals: Yes, 3 meals a day Requirements: 18 years, proficient Spanish
Nearly 60% of Quito’s population lives in extreme poverty. These areas often lack such basic services as electricity and running water. Many of the urban poor are migrants from rural areas who come to the city in search of a better life. Unfortunately, there are few opportunities for employment. Poverty can lead not only to malnutrition, illness, delinquency, alcoholism and domestic violence, it also worsens environmental contamination.
We offer social welfare programs in Quito, in pre-schools, children's centers, residential orphanages and also medical clinics and hospitals.
Airport reception in Quito City orientation and project briefing with the ABV staff coordinator. Host family accommodations in modern middle class homestay. 3 meals per day, 7 days a week. Program support throughout by ABV local staff. Departure transfer at the end of the program.
Experienced professionals and medical/nursing students are placed in a public hospital which serves about 100-150 patients per day. The staff consist of 35 professionals in different…
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