ANTELOPE PARK MEDICAL AND COMMUNITY PROGRAMME, ZIMBABWE
You do not need to be medically qualified, only willing!

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Spend your days making a difference in hugely under-resourced rural clinics, and your free time at our lion project in the breathtaking African bush! Volunteers on this project base at our world famous Lion Release and Conservation project at Antelope Part and work in surrounding communities.

Most of Zimbabwe's hospitals and clinics have been severely affected by the pas economic situation and suffer from an acute shortage of medical staff and supplies – and they particularly need people to help. As a result, sick people in Zimbabwe not only suffer from their own ailments, but also from the shortages of an underfunded healthcare system. Those few healthcare providers who have remained dedicated to helping communities would be so grateful to have your support. By joining this programme, you have the opportunity to aid healing, bring a better quality to life and have an impact on the lives of so many people that you will interact with. You do not need to be medically qualified, only willing!

In 2002, Mkoba Polyclinic catered for 47, 580 people in one year. Currently it is estimated to be catering for over 90,000 people. It is ill equipped and poorly funded and above all severely understaffed. This service provider is heavily dependent on goodwill and support for donor agencies. Their maternity ward caters for all surrounding areas and records on average 125 births per months yet only has 2 delivery beds.  The Opportunistic Infections Department process about 2,500 cases of HIV/AIDS a month and the Extended Programme for Immunization Department does a minimum of 1,900 immunizations a month.

Whilst on this project, your biggest service will be the manpower that you offer and you will be able to get involved in not only this clinic but others in the nearby area as well. You do not need to be qualified in any particular area. You will assist qualified personnel in weighing babies, reading body temperatures and blood pressure, filing, archiving, general cleaning and maintenance and making patients feel welcome and comfortable. You will also have the opportunity to do home visits and maybe even night duty at the clinics!

Away from the clinic you will participate in health education campaigns and national immunization drives.  Volunteers will also be able to visit a local pre-school and help children with art work, painting, sports, drama and singing. 

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