Throughout the course of this week, you will take part in Mobile Clinics and Development Projects. MEDLIFE Mobile Clinics bring free, high-quality healthcare directly to communities who lack access to basic health services. And our Development Projects improve the infrastructure throughout the community – from staircases to water reservoirs. But perhaps the most important component of this week is that you will be working hand in hand with local community members.
Itinerary In Brief
Day 1: Arrival and overnight at local MEDLIFE hostel.
Day 2: Participate in an optional walking tour to familiarize yourself with the area and culture where you will be working with this week.
Day 3: Take an immersive Reality Tour that will help orient you to the geographical, political, and social realities of the region.
Day 4-6: Gain hands-on experience working side by side with local professionals on a variety of medical stations including triage, general health, dental, and women’s health care.
Day 7: Participate in a development project to improve the infrastructure of the community.
Day 8: Explore more of your location on some of our optional itinerary add-ons or return home.
Itinerary In Detail
MEDLIFE works hand in hand with communities to create immersive week-long experiences that will transform your perspective on the world, and hopefully your own life.
Start your trip with an optional walking tour led by a MEDLIFE Trip Leader. During the tour, you’ll learn the route from your hotel to central landmarks, as well as the best places to exchange money, and restaurant and attraction recommendations you may take advantage of during your free time this week.
The next day, take a Reality Tour of the communities where you’ll work this week. During the tour, learn about the daily realities facing these communities and the unique ways MEDLIFE works to support each community. Throughout the tour, you’ll have the chance to explore some of the challenges about living in these areas.
Once you have a thorough background of the communities in which you’ll be working, you’re ready to start the Mobile Clinics and Development Project. Spend the next few days working side by side with local professionals.
MEDLIFE’s Mobile Clinics offer general medical and dental services, as well as preventative tests such as Pap smears and breast cancer screenings. The different medical stations are staffed by local doctors and nurses who speak the local language, understand local systems, and provide culturally sensitive care.
MEDLIFE’s Development Projects provide much need sustainable development in impoverished communities. A wide variety of projects – from staircases to water reservoirs – could be completed this week, depending on the community needs. All projects are completed side by side with the local community. Take this opportunity to connect with Xx, while you complete long-term sustainable projects for the community.
After your transformational week, add-on an optional tour or excursion. Head to some of the highlights of Peru on a Machu Picchu Getaway where you’ll journey through Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, and Machu Picchu. Or visit the biodiverse Amazon Jungle on this immersive 4-day extension trip through the rainforest.