• Argentina
    • Buenos Aires
2 to 52 weeks

Program Details

Year Round
Apartment Host Family
Weekly Hours
Age Min.
Age Max


Starting Price
Price Details
Project Fee includes accommodation (if opted for), project placement, in-country support and a two-day orientation to Buenos Aires.
What's Included
Some Accommodation Some Meals
What's Not Included
Some Accommodation Some Meals Travel Insurance Visa
Apr 12, 2017
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About Program

These primary healthcare or "salitas" - as they are called in Spanish - are the first point of access for the residents in poor neighbourhoods and are free to all. They are strategically located within the neighbourhoods, to be closer to the people, and are the first place they go when they have a health problem and need professional assistance. In the 'salitas' there are family doctors, paediatricians, nurses, psychologists, dentists and social workers among other specialties.

You will help local doctors and staff to aid community members in improving their health and wellbeing, whilst searching for more efficient ways of preventing diseases.

You will shadow doctors and nurses in their daily activities, including: taking vitals, treating injuries, interacting with patients, etc. You may also perform other duties when needed such as document translation and categorization of donated medications. This is a very flexible placement and what you get out will depend greatly upon what you put in. Activities can include:

Shadowing local doctors and nurses whilst on their rounds
Administering basic treatments where applicable
Monitoring and observation of patients
Record keeping and other administrative tasks
Patient sanitation, nutrition & education
Exploring different treatments for simple ailments
Participating in vaccination programs
Providing physical therapies

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