DocTours Newsletter March 2016
DocTours is steaming ahead with the help and dedication of so many wonderful volunteers. However, we continually receive requests from hospitals who would love more volunteers to help treat and teach. There are amazing opportunities in Sri Lanka, new medical clinics in Cambodia and medical skills are always needed in Fiji.
I have shared another chapter from my journey through Nepal with a group of medical students.
A day in the life of …. volunteering around Nepal
The DocTours team of medical students volunteered in Nepal in January. Visiting three schools in the Kathmandu Valley, we delivered classes to the local children about health care and good hygiene practice. At the first school, we worked with a group of teenagers aged 15-18 years who were studying biology. Their journey continues here.
Journey into the Nepalese Jungle
A trip to Nepal would be incomplete without experiencing the Royal Chitwan National Park.
Read more here.
Volunteers needed in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka has been pleading with DocTours to send more medical volunteers. We are working with public hospitals in Colombo, Galle, Wattala and Badulla. There are also non-medical placements at the local schools, orphanages and aged care homes. All medical professionals are welcome and there are also great placements for all students and medical electives. Sri Lanka is a beautiful country, the people are friendly, the food is delicious and your visit will be an unforgettable experience.
A note from a nurse who recently volunteered in Sri Lanka:
“Just finished our medical mission in Sri Lanka. We were at the hospital in Galle. During our week, we provided education to the nurses on total joints, postoperative care and quality improvements. We stayed with a wonderful host family which allowed us to get a better taste of the Sri Lankan culture. Sri Lanka and the people will always have a special place in our hearts”
We are rolling out our new logo and here is our fresh new look!
We are passionate about improving access to health care for everyone. Globally. We welcome all medical professionals and all medical and health care students to help us deliver on our mission.