Health Volunteering in Senegal in Dakar

HEALTH VOLUNTEER PROGRAMMES

By participating in the medical assistance programme in volunteering in Senegal, you will be able to support general medical care for children attending the schools we work with and members of their local communities. A great opportunity to demonstrate all your skills and knowledge in health volunteering in Senegal.

Poor health conditions and poverty are part of a vicious cycle that is common in many developing countries like Senegal. The centre lacks adequate resources for treatable diseases such as covid, pregnancy and other pathologies. This also prevents children from attending school and their families from working.

Objectives of the health programme in Senegal

Our volunteers in the health volunteer programme in Senegal aim to alleviate many health problems while demonstrating a lasting impact and emphasising the importance of prevention. In addition to ensuring that they have the necessary equipment and utensils to be able to practice medicine properly at the centre, they also provide the necessary equipment and tools for the medical care they provide.


WHAT WILL I DO AS A VOLUNTEER IN HEALTH VOLUNTEERING?

All medical and health volunteers willing to help and give their best are welcome to be part of the health volunteer programme in Senegal. They are expected to help in the local centre and in supporting health care by creating a positive impact.

Some of the activities of health volunteering in Senegal may include:

  • Pregnancy test
  • Blood pressure and hypertension testing
  • Blood sugar tests for diabetes
  • Tests for hepatitis B
  • Rapid diagnostics for malaria
  • Weight and nutrition measurements

You are also welcome to help with the organisation of workshops and health education talks on good sanitation practices and prevention of diseases such as malaria or with the dissemination of the programme in order to attract donors of clinical material through volunteering in hospitals.

WHAT IS NEEDED IN HEALTH VOLUNTEERING IN SENEGAL?

Health volunteers in Senegal interested in joining this project must have the following documentation:

  • Medical certification
  • Experience in the healthcare field
  • Medical student or derivatives
  • Identification as a medical student
  • Nursing certification
  • Medical credentials

You are also required to submit the following documentation during the registration process:

  • Copy of the volunteer’s curriculum vitae clearly documenting educational and/or professional credentials
  • An official copy of the credentials

Finally, it is important that:

  • You are of legal age
  • You have a basic knowledge of French (not essential).

CLOTHING

The volunteer programme in Senegal does not require participating volunteers to wear special clothing. However, volunteers are required to dress appropriately.

  • All volunteers living in the Iberian Peninsula will receive a T-shirt of the organisation by post, which they can wear during their volunteering.
  • They are also advised to wear long trousers or dresses, T-shirts that cover their chest and shoulders, and comfortable shoes.
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WHEN CAN I VOLUNTEER AS A HEALTH VOLUNTEER?

ARRIVALS

  • This project is open all year round.
  • You can arrive any day of the week to join the medical project in Senegal.

TIMETABLE AND COLLECTION POINT

  • You should arrive at Dakar Blaise Diagne International Airport, where you will be picked up by the local project coordinator.
  • The scheduled pick-up time at the airport is from 8:00 to 21:00.

WHERE WILL I BE DURING MY HEALTH VOLUNTEERING IN SENEGAL?

The medical centre in Senegal serves a slum in Dakar (Pikini). The programme is open all year round, except for the months of April, August and December.

Our volunteers work at least 3 or 4 hours a day, Monday to Friday, usually between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., but working hours may vary according to the needs of the medical centres.

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