Medical Care Mission for Summer (August) 2018 in Cameroon
Camerún / Cooperación al desarrollo
Poor sanitation is a major problem in Cameroon today. Lack of potable water and water for domestic purposes is another major problem facing Cameroon today. A greater portion of the Cameroonian populace including those living in urban areas lack access to good drinking water and water for domestic purposes. “Good quality” hospitals in Cameroon he...
The situation of hospitals in other Cameroon region is deplorable, more so in the rural areas. There is a significant shortage of skilled health workers in Cameroon, with the doctor to patient ratio at about one doctor per 40 000 people. This means that the majority of the population do not receive the standard of healthcare that most of us are used to, if they receive any at all. Most people will not visit the hospital unless they are seriously ill; usually consulting local healers for traditional treatments if they are unwell.
WEBDEV Foundation welcomes as volunteers, health students, health professionals, doctors, nurses with a an acceptable levels of experience. The objective is to mobilize a team of at least 10 to 15 professionals in health sector worldwide to travel in Bangoua (www.icibangoua.net) during at least 3 weeks (15 to 21 days) to provide for free health care services and attention to the population of the village.
RESPONSIBILITIES/JDs OF VOLUNTEERS
The core purpose of this opportunity is to research to mobilize resources (drugs, materials…). This opportunity still calls for hard work, ethics. Given the sanitary conditions of Cameroon and in particular the villages like Bangoua, we want to develop as every year awareness campaigns on the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases, malaria, cholera... and also talks about hygiene or healthy habits, as well as projects of Basic medical care. You will be delivering the following tasks:
During the stay in Bangoua
●Provide patient care in one of the below mentioned services
●Provide reception support and give general information to visitors and families
●Manage patient records and assist patients and families in filling out admission forms
●Make frequent rounds in assigned departments to assess patients' needs
●Collect case information from patients to improve patient care procedure
●Assist in setting up medical imaging equipment and facilitating procedures
●Assist patients by providing them with rehabilitation services such as physical therapy
Before the trip
We consider that each member of the team will have 23Kg x 2 for luggages. Then 23 kg can be reserved for volunteer's individual properties and the remaining 23 kg will be used to transport basics medical necessities such as drugs (for malaria, cholera…), compress, condoms...
●Raise funds or medical materials for medicines through fundraisers and other events.
SERVICES THAT NEED SKILLED HEALTH VOLUNTEERS
●Pediatric specialty care
●Mental health care
●Family support service
PROJECT PLAN AND CONDITIONS
Weeks 1 and 2: Medical care in Bangoua. The team will spend 14 days in the hospital of the village giving full health services above mentioned to villagers for free. During this time there are various activities such as visiting and talking with communities families, discovering daily lifestyle, discovering the village.
Week 3: The final week will be dedicated for 5-6 days tourism, visiting museums, chiefdoms, waterfalls, pygmies village, monkey island, hot beach...
Budget: 2000€ for the whole 3 weeks
Project fees covering:
1.Flight ticket your location-Douala round trip including trip Insurance
2.Airport pickup and transfer to the village
3.Feeding (2 - 3 healthy meals [African food] per day)
4.Accommodation (Project house in the village)
5.A donation towards the project
6.A WEBDEV Foundation T-Shirt
7.6 days tourism trip (Hotel, Transport, Visit fees…)
8.24/7 support from our staff while abroad volunteering.
Send Your CV and Motivational Letter to email@example.com with subject "medical care mission volunteer application for Madiba Cameroon 2018"