• Malawi
8 to 24 weeks

Program Details

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  • Medical background, formally studied psychology, psyquiatry or social work, interests in helping in the hospital with HIV patients
  • Passionate and hard working
  • Good communication skills


Starting Price
Price Details
This includes 3 meals per day, (breakfast, lunch, and supper) water, electricity, and accommodation in a secure environment in a walled compound with security and a shared room.
What's Included
Accommodation Some Accommodation Meals
What's Included (Extra)

This includes 3 meals per day,(breakfast , Lunch and Supper) water, electricity and the accommodation in a secure environment in a walled compound with security and a king size bed

What's Not Included
Activities Some Activities Airfare Domestic Airfare Airport Transfers SIM cards Transportation Travel Insurance Visa Wifi
Feb 07, 2024
Dec 26, 2023
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About Program

Our healthcare placements offer an exceptional learning opportunity, in addition to a gratifying volunteer experience. These placements offer an international learning ground where you can not only view healthcare in practice but effects of volunteering abroad in healthcare are plain to see. Medical care is a basic human right, and making it accessible for all is essential.

Medical: We partner with local hospitals and health clinics and provide interns who have the necessary medical training with the opportunity to get acquainted and help face the challenges of health issues in Malawi.

Currently we have a number of departments which are open to interns help
• General Medicine Department
• Nursing Department
• Accidents and Emergency Department
• General Surgery Department
• Maternity and Midwifery Department
• Out-patient Department (OPD)
• Dentistry Department
• Optometry Department
• Laboratory and Research Department

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Program Highlights

  • A unique opportunity to help the community of Karonga
  • Helping establish a strong network for the larger community
  • Organizing and promoting regular information-sharing sessions for community members who run social impact initiatives
  • As an intern or volunteer you’ll be part of a small team that does great work in bringing a large number of community development programs together. The work will be varied and can, to some extent, be customized to your skills and experience
  • Cultivate the experience to work in the hospital

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The Best summer of my life

This has been by far the best summer of my life, David and his family were extremly accomodating and nice. They provided me with 3 abundant meals a day, a king size bed to sleep on and an incredible oportunity to work in the district hospital and gain both personal and professional experience. Overall i cannot recommend this host enough. Although if you come to Malawi be aware, it has a very unique culture and being open minded and adventurous is a must, in my opinion, to truly get everything you can from this experience.

What was your funniest moment?
Enjoying the lake nyasa with the local people from Malawi was really nice.
  • The HYCF Team is Very organised in their projects.
  • The meals cooked are super amazing.
  • The experience in the hospital really helped me understand a lot in my internship
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Response from HYCF

So far one of the smartest volunteer I have ever hosted. If you want some one who is open minded, hard working and humble get to know octavi, he is very quick to adapt to the culture and well connecting with the local people. Octavi was a freind to everyone in our family. When I asked the District health officer about Octavi's experience they told me he has really assisted the hospital in the psychology department and he is always on time when it comes to work. He always suggested ideas in what areas and how the hospital can improve. I recommend Octavi to everyone who needs to interact with a smart person. There's so much you can learn from him. The world needs more people like Octavi. I wish you success in all your endeavours bro. hope to See you somewhere again.

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