Experience one of CFHI’s newest program locations, now with 2 week options year round! Travel to remote islands of the Philippines and experience firsthand the various resources, medicine, and healthcare services that are utilized in each island community. Although you will spend time in the private and public healthcare facilities in the capital city of Manila, the majority of this program takes place in "barangays" or villages, on hard to reach islands in the provinces of Quezon and Romblon. There, you will learn about daily healthcare challenges that those communities face due to their limited access.
Other opportunities include meeting with local health professionals at the WHO Western Pacific Regional Office Headquarters and the Department of Health, and attending cultural lectures and excursions led by CFHI's on-site partners.
Students will stay in hotel/dorms for the first week in Manila before shifting to homestays at the island setting.