Become a Global Health Volunteer in the Philippines!
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Become a Global Health Volunteer in the Philippines!

FIMRC's Project Cavite, located on the southern shores of Manila Bay, focuses on bringing improved quality care and health education to the province.

Project Cavite thrives on the efforts of volunteers, all of whom contribute to the current needs and initiatives on-site. Whether you're giving a diabetes health education session to community members, hiking through the community with Barangay Health Workers to conduct home health visits, or spending the afternoon taking vital signs in a rural clinic, your efforts allow us to better serve the residents of Cavite and the surrounding communities. As FIMRC's newest project site, volunteers also play important roles in the site's development through assisting with our initial community health diagnostic.

Over the course of your trip you'll receive an unfiltered experience in health care field work abroad, and learn about the tremendous impact that even one person can have! No previous medical experience is required!

Locations
Asia » Philippines » Manila
Length
1-2 Weeks
2-4 Weeks
1-3 Months
3-6 Months
6-12 Months
1 Year+
Project Types
Medical
Sexual Health
Language
English
Housing
Guesthouse
Starting Price
$0.00
Currency
USD
Price Details
The cost of your program includes the program donation that supports our project sites as well as housing, some meals, and transportation. Transportation includes airport pick up/drop off and transportation to volunteer activities. Airfare is not included. By arranging lodging, food, and transport for you, we enable you to safely experience the local culture and focus your energy on the work you will be doing in the community!

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Program Reviews (3)

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Sahar
Female
20 years old
skokie
Marquette University

Where's the repeat button?!!?

10/10

When I think of Philipines, the first three words that pop up in my head are bucket baths (tabo), fresh air, and home. The SHIF fellowship allowed me to gain hands-on experience as I shadowed doctors and provided service clinics in Manila. This program removed all doubts I had to invest my life in the medical career. After this trip, I realized I was interested in international health care. The familial aspect of the Philippines made it very comforting to transition into the environment. If I ever have the chance I will do it all over again!

How can this program be improved?

Better meals and ensuring filter water is served!

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Athena
Female
24 years old
Clifton
George Mason University

Trip of a Lifetime

10/10

I went to the Philippines for the summer health fellowship and it was the most eye opening experience I've ever had. Not only did I have cultural immersion and got to experience the food, language, and lived the way they did, but the medical portion was more that what I could have gotten in the United States. They taught me how to take blood pressure and identify minor problems in patients. I got to work in the TB clinic with hundreds of patients and help with screening. At one point they let me inspect the septum samples for the bacillus causing TB. The people were amazing and were so welcoming to me giving them screenings for heart disease. If i have enough time I'll definitely do it again. Best experience Ever.

How can this program be improved?

Air conditioning please!!!

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Dalila
Female
29 years old
New York
Stony Brook University

A Life Changing Experience

10/10

Project Cavite was my first abroad medical trip, and I loved it. I really hold it near and dear to me, and already am trying to figure out when I can travel back there. I am interested in medicine, so I figured this trip would help me gain a better appreciation for healthcare and how it functions outside the US. I honestly expected to do a lot of medical things in the clinic, and that's exactly what the Fields Operations Manager granted me with the opportunity to do. She spoke with me once I arrived, and asked what I was interested in and from there she geared the trip around that. So if you're more into Public health, and project management they are able to expose you to that. They made it very clear that it was my experience and wanted it to be as enriching as possible. I wish I would've stayed longer than 2 weeks because time flies. It was life changing and only reinforced my want to enter the healthcare field.

How can this program be improved?

I was the first volunteer for Project Cavite, and had to utilize public transportation. Although a fun experience, it was very exhausting transferring from one vehicle to another. I spoke to the program about it, and they were able to secure private transportation for future volunteers!

About The Provider

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The Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health of families in the developing world through innovative and self-sustainable health programs. Operating since 2002, we have grown to ten project sites in nine countries including: Costa

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