A Practical Guide to Global Health Service
Publisher: Amer Medical Assn; 1 edition (April 30, 2006)
Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub
Size: 5.6 MB
Downloadable formats: PDF
This is the source for medical volunteering opportunities. The primary part of the Guide is the directory of service opportunities that it contains. Approximately 300 organizations are profiled, including their contact information, length of service available, room and board, and availability for funding. A cross-indexing system allows physicians, nurses, or any other allied health provider to quickly find the right organizational fit. This book is an action guide to for potential volunteers. It contains information to get health providers fully prepared for a volunteering opportunity, find the right organization for them, and prepare to take the trip. Common obstacles such as fear, time and money constraints, familial and work obligations are discussed. Travel, health and safety guidelines are given, such as booking flights, pre-travel immunizations, common sense approaches to typical traveler's diseases.