Ourrural clinic in the remote area of Epukiroprovides free healthcare to around 3,000 San Bushman each year. We examine and treat patients at the clinic and transport those who need hospital treatment to the hospital, over 120km away. TB and HIV are prevalent in the community as is alcoholism. Other common ailments include malnutrition, intestinal worms, fungal infections, aches and pains and everyday problems.
As a Volunteer you willwork alongside the clinic’s Doctor and Nurse to learn about the common diseases affecting the local population and how to treat them.You will deal closely with patients from the local San community, learn more about their way of life and give care to patients living in extreme poverty at the clinic's remote location. The teachingwill be tailored to your skill level, background and knowledge.
Prospective medical students can expect teaching on basic clinical skills, history taking and examinations of patients. Trained professionals will be asked to run consultations with patients and assist during the outreach work. This will provide a great opportunity for trained professionals to have a greater impact on the people who are at most in need of help.