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Primary health care is one particular program significantly lacking resources and attention among the widely-spread, impoverished people of Thailand . People die everyday because many villages do not have doctors or basic health care facilities such as clinics or hospitals. Volunteers with health care backgrounds can help fill this void by teaching health care tips in informal education centers, schools, or local organizations.
Thailand has at least one hospital in each district and every sub district has one public health center. As a Thailand volunteer in this project, you will work in the public health center and according to your experience and qualification get involved in other health works. Since this is health related sensitive project, only volunteers who have medical or nursing background needs to apply.
What's Included in Program Fee ?
Additional costs for volunteers:
Volunteers interested in joining Volunteer Health Program in Thailand must possess health care certification, such as an ID as a medical student, EMT or paramedic certification, or nursing or physician's credentials. Medical volunteers without credentials are not allowed to work in this program due to the associated, potential risks.
IFRE arranges room, food, and supervision for volunteer for the entire duration of the program. During the first week's program of language and cultural immersion, volunteers will stay in IFRE's hostel and/or with a host family. IFRE's hostel in Bangkok is located in the outskirts of the city, granting easy access to all parts of Bangkok . During the language program, volunteers eat out in different restaurants. Our local staff members supply volunteers a coupon or make dining arrangements directly with restaurants. IFRE does not offer expensive meals, but offer local food three (3) times a day.
During the assigned-work period, volunteers stay in a hostel or with host families. IFRE manages a separate room along with a shared bath for volunteers both in host families and hostel. In host families, volunteers' "host moms" cook food. But for volunteers living in the hostel, our local staff members arrange food in local restaurants or provide a coupon. The details pertaining to room/food will be furnished in volunteers' final placement details prior to departure to Thailand.
Thailand Language Program Program Fee: US$ 250 for one week
Airport drop ($50 though varies depending on location), International flights, visa extension, personal expenses on water/soft drinks/entertainment ($1-3 per day), laundry, telephone, immunization. In addition, volunteers must be prepared to pay $75 per week for their own public transportation via tuk tuk, train or taxicab in this immense and cosmopolitan city of Bangkok to travel between healthcare sites and clinics.