Mountain Medics International (MMI)

Countries

  • Peru

Types of Opportunities

  • Volunteers participate in medical treks with a team that includes local health providers. The treks involve backpacking and camping, while setting up free mobile clinics in remote areas throughout the journey.

Expected Costs

  • Average $2500 for all trip and trek-related expenses; does not include airfare

Language

  • No requirements

Medical Missions Kenya (MMK)

Countries Served

  • Kenya

Types of Opportunities

  • Volunteers work to directly provide health care services, public health education, disease prevention information, medical health screenings, HIV testing, education and training for local health workers, and hunger relief programs

Expected Costs

  • 3,000 - this includes airfare, accommodations, ground transportation, and medical supplies 

Language

  • No requirements

Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF) / Doctors without Borders

 

Countries Served

  • MSF works in countries all over the globe. Currently, MSF has teams in Yemen, Central African Republic, Afghanistan, South Sudan, Syria.

Types of Opportunities

  • Physicians, nurses, NPs, surgeons, midwives, anesthesiologists/anesthetists, mental health specialists pharmacists, obstetricians/gynecologists, lab technicians, epidemiologists
  • A time commitment of 9-12 months minimum is required 

Expected Costs

Medico

Countries Served

  • Honduras, Nicaragua

Types of Opportunities

  • Medical clinics
  • Dental clinics
  • Health education

Expected Costs

  • Average cost of $850, which includes all in-country expenses (room and board, transportation, meals), but does not include the airline ticket

Language

  • No requirements

Lalmba

Countries Served

  • Ethiopia, Kenya, Eritrea

Types of Opportunities

  • Volunteer opportunities are available for health professionals, and require a 6 month minimum commitment 
  • The following volunteer positions are available: medical directors, project directors, and public health directors (MPH) 

 Expected Costs

  • All costs covered by Lalmba, including flights

Language

  • No requirements

HELP International

Countries Served

  • El Salvador, Peru, Uganda, India, Nepal, Thailand, Fiji, and the Philippines

Types of opportunities

  • Public Health research and programming
  • Community Health
  • Infrastructure development
  • Education empowerment
  • Business entrepreneurship
  • Design and implementation of development projects

Expected Costs

Health Horizons International

Countries Served

  • Dominican Republic

Types of Opportunities

  • Internships are available to graduate students as well as professionals in medicine, public health, international development, and related fields.
  • Medical service trips are held several times throughout the year. Volunteer teams are comprised of clinicians, pharmacists, medical interpreters, students, community health workers, and public health educators.

Expected Costs

A Broader View (ABV)

Countries Served

  • Belize, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Honduras, Guatemala
  • Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile
  • Cambodia, China, Nepal, India, Vietnam
  • Ghana, Kenya, Cameroon, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia

Types of Opportunities