Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Looking for Volunteer Opportunities Abroad?

Global Impact Corps: Global Health Volunteer Abroad Experience

The Global Impact Corps is an immersive global health experience. Volunteers participate with local doctors and learn from unite For Sight's global health delivery programs which have provided care to more than 1.5 million patients, including more than 63,000 sight-restoring surgeries.
Who Participates: Students and professionals interested in public health, international development, medicine, or social entrepreneurship.

Locations of Programs: Ghana, Honduras, India
(volunteer for 7 days, 15 days, 20 days, 4 weeks, 6 weeks, 8 weeks, 10 weeks, or more)
Impact: 1.5 million patients have received quality care by local eye doctors, including more than 63,000 sight-restoring surgeries since 2005.

Global Impact Fellows: Global Impact Fellows support and learn from their partner clinics' talented medical professionals. Through hands-on, structured training, Global Impact Fellows gain a comprehensive understanding about best practices in global health and social entrepreneurship, and they receive a Certificate in Global Health & Program Delivery.

Global Impact Fellows come from very diverse backgrounds, including those interested in public health, medicine, international development, social entrepreneurship, and the social sciences. Global Impact Fellows work with local doctors to eliminate patient barriers to care for patients living in extreme poverty. They assist with patient education  visual acuity screening, patient intake, distributing the glasses and medication prescribed by the local eye doctors, and other important support tasks. They also have the opportunity to observe the surgeries provided by the local doctors. Additionally, Global Impact Fellows may participate in the Global Impact Lab, an optional program for those interested in pursuing global health research. For example, current Global Impact Fellows are pursuing research studies about medication management, the use of visual resources for patient education, traditional medicine practices, and patient barriers to care.

See the complete details and the online application at

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