Program Name: Medical Volunteer Abroad in Maldives
Organization: Volunteer Maldives
About Volunteer Maldives: We offer a wide variety of projects which almost anybody can participate in! No matter whether you are skilled or unskilled, young or old, have experience or no experience at all – We will find the perfect project right for you! The best thing is, no matter what project you choose – you will always be just a few steps away from the ocean! Visit uninhabited islands and white powdery beaches in your spare time, help the communities in need and make a difference.
Each volunteer has an opportunity to become a part of Maldives community. The local people of Maldives are very welcoming and will make you feel like at home. If you want to take a family member, or a friend to volunteer abroad with you – you are more than welcome to do so!
Highlights: Maldives is a country that is made up of lots of little islands that stretch for 1000 kilometers long, thus maintaining an efficient healthcare system is a great challenge. That’s why we need volunteers abroad like you!
There are two major hospitals, both are located in Male, the capital of Maldives. There are other hospitals that are located on bigger islands but mostly it is little clinics and health care centers that offer only basic and very limited health care. Only those who can afford it travel abroad to get proper heath care attention.
The Maldives face the following challenges in terms of healthcare:
- Reduce disease and disability to improve overall quality of life
- Take preventative measures against spread of disease
- Promote healthy lifestyles
- Improve life expectancy of the people
One step taken, is to expand medical services to remote areas and promote health education to the locals. To make this happen, continuous training has to be provided to health care professionals and workers to be able to maintain health care system. Lack of proper training and shortage of local professionals are the main concerns. In result, health care sector employs mostly foreign workers. This is why a variety of volunteer abroad programs have been developed to help health care sector in The Maldives.
These programs are in need of medical volunteers who will give lectures on nutrition and preventative measures. If you are a healthcare professional who would like to take some time off from your hospital and help elsewhere, then Maldives is the place for you!
Requirements and Qualifications: Volunteers passion, want to help, and proof of health care qualifications required.
Experience: None if doing a non qualified placement
Languages: Good level of English. We also have placements for volunteers with other language skills such as French, Spanish, German and Italian - teaching the youth’s basic conversational skills in either one of these languages
Age: 18 (Contact us if you are under 18 to learn about our special Teen programs)
Cost: contact us
- Volunteer pre departure support
- Volunteer Abroad placement
- Volunteer Maldives in-country support and assistance
- Housing and meals
- Transport to/from the island to Male international airport
- Volunteer Maldives T-shirt
- Local sim card with small credit to get you started
Cost not included:
- In-country personal expenses
- Travel insurance (whilst not included it is compulsory for all volunteers to have prior to travelling)
Living Specifications: accommodation could be home stay with a local family, shared room with another volunteer in a volunteer house, or shared room in local guest house
Other Volunteer Maldives programs:
Teach Abroad Project
Sports and Youth Development
Community Development Project