To date over 100 people have volunteered with APM. Volunteers come from a variety of health backgrounds and are physicians, nurses, therapists and technicians from all over the world.
What volunteers provide
- Comprehensive updates in clinical medicine through didactic teaching on a broad range of the most preventable and prevalent diseases, including hypertension, diabetes, cancer, HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria.
- Practical training in medical procedures for health care personnel through workshops on such topics as basic and advanced life support, medical procedures in pediatrics, obstetrics, endoscopy, abdominal and obstetric ultrasounds, and breast and cervical cancer screening.
- Education in medical ethics and professionalism.
- Health care needs in Africa are staggering and medical care is often sub-standard.
- The prevalence of infectious and preventable diseases takes its toll in the lives of thousands each year, many of whom are family wage earners in the most productive years of their lives.
- Most West African nations currently have no formal mechanism to keep medical personnel in academic and private settings current with new information.
- These realities compel us as medical professionals, humanitarians and global citizens to empower African medical personnel to improve the health care of their people. Providing quality health care will help prevent needless death.
Most volunteer opportunities are about a week long. During this time, volunteers provide practical training in medical procedures, medical ethics and professionalism. If you are interested in volunteering, please download a copy of the Africa Partners Medical Volunteer Application. You may also find additional information on a FAQ page.
- Medical Knowledge Fiesta 2015
- Kumasi Workshop
- Accra Workshop
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