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Medical and Healthcare

Share your skills and make a difference

Are you an experienced medical or healthcare professional? Do you want to widen your experience, perspective and expertise? Hospitals and clinics in Africa and Cambodia want to learn from you and you will be challenged and changed by the experience. We arrange your 2-week programme, including a placement where your skills can make the biggest impact.

Trip Dates

  • 18 Jan – 01 Feb 2020
  • 07 Nov – 22 Nov 2020
  • 16 Jan – 30 Jan 2021
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Is this for me?

Whether you’re a doctor, nurse, pharmacist, therapist, or healthcare professional in a hospital or community setting, you can make a lasting difference to local people in Africa and Asia. You don’t have to be an experienced trainer of others – it’s all about sharing the expertise you have. Many of the health workers you will partner with haven’t had the same level of clinical training and are eager to learn from you and this will happen naturally in the course of a working day together.

NB. We will require you to hold a current enhanced DBS certificate with barred lists check in order to qualify to go on our medical specialist trips.

Your Placement

We want you to make the very best of your time overseas. For this reason we will arrange a placement, tailored to your personal skills and experience. If you have any particular skill sets, please let us know when you book your trip.

Your time in Cambodia will be spent immersed in the community alongside the main building team in Phnom Penh - as they support the building project, you'll support the community's medical outreach, where you will support local health-care workers, sharing knowledge and assisting those in need. The love of the local people and the relationships you make will stay with you far beyond your two-week experience.

In Zambia, you will stay and work at a mission hospital in Luampa. This hospital will give you a raw view of medical care capability when you have very little in terms of resources, equipment and medication and will stay in your heart forever. The impact you can have here in 2 weeks will stay in theirs.

Rest and Relaxation

All of our trips include a day or two of some down time for volunteers to reflect on their experience and explore some of the country they are in. In Cambodia, you'll visit the spectacular Angkor Wat Temple and other historical sites; in Luampa, you'll have some reflection time at Queen Elizabeth National Park and Victoria Falls.


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Trip Dates

Cambodia Phnom Penh 2020 – Team 1 (incl. Medical)

18 Jan - 01 Feb 2020

£1,855

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Zambia Luampa 2020 – Team 1 (medical)

07 Nov - 22 Nov 2020

£1,900

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Cambodia Phnom Penh 2021 – Team 1

16 Jan - 30 Jan 2021

£1,855

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Zambia Luampa 2021 – Team 1 (medical)

23 Oct - 06 Nov 2021

£1,900

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You only have to give a £150 deposit to your trip contribution upfront

Orientation and Reunion days

Orientation days and reunion days are included to help you get the most from your trip.

Orientation Day

Reunion Day

16 May 2020

14 Nov 2020