Volunteer Medicine Placements in Bangladesh
- Placement location: Dhaka
- Type of placements: Public hospital
- Role: To work alongside qualified medical doctors
- Accommodation: Host families
- What’s included? Food, accommodation, transfers to and from our specified airport, insurance, personal webpage, induction and orientation, 24/7 support, commuting costs between work and accommodation during working days
- What’s not included? Flights, visa costs, spending money
- Length of placement: From two weeks
- Start dates: Flexible
You can take part in a Medicine placement with Projects Abroad in Dhaka, Bangladesh. You will be placed in a public hospital and work alongside qualified local doctors.
Dhaka is a city that is home to over 14 million people and according to Irin News, there is only one medical doctor for every 3200 people and one hospital bed for every 1738 people.
Projects Abroad aims to improve standards of healthcare in Dhaka through awareness, prevention and treatment. Many of our volunteers will have little experience within the medical field, but this project allows them to gain invaluable insight into the healthcare system and procedures within a developing country, as well as prevalent local diseases.
Should you have a medical background and experience, you will be able to share your knowledge with other volunteers as well as the local teams and initiate discussion and exchange around the best practices.
Volunteering on a Medicine project in Dhaka
While working in a public hospital, you will spend time in various departments such as general surgery, internal medicine, obstetrics, gynaecology and paediatrics. As a Medical volunteer you will work alongside a medical doctor and will be able to learn as much as possible about medical practices in Bangladesh.
Projects Abroad staff will organise regular outreach programmes in Dhaka. Through these initiatives, which include health awareness presentations, you will be able to help the local people learn how to live a healthy lifestyle. Volunteers receive thorough training from a healthcare professional and you will, therefore, be able to offer free healthcare assistance to community members who may not have easy access to the local services.
This placement is fully researched, safety audited and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard BS8848 for the Adventure Travel Sector.