About This Team

Country: Colombia

Arrival Date: 07/27/2018

Departure Date: 08/09/2018

Duration: 14 days

Arrival City: Pereira

Departure City: Pereira

Cost: $1895.00

The goal of ISL's global health program is to learn about local health care challenges, experience Colombian culture, and gain perspective on the global landscape. Work setting will be dependent on number of participants. 1-4 participants: Programming will take place in an ISL partner institution. Volunteers will assist health care providers with patient care. 5+ participants: Programming will take place in an ISL partner community. Volunteers will participate in public health surveying and clinical activities, including interviewing patients, taking vitals, and helping out in the pharmacy.
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About Global Health

ISL’s global health teams are interdisciplinary and able to provide a variety of general medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health, healthcare management, and nutrition services in developing communities. From urban centers to small towns and villages in remote areas, our teams work in various settings to provide field clinics in which patient needs are assessed and acute conditions are treated.

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About Colombia

Colombia is the second most biodiverse country in the world and is experiencing economic and cultural transition with its recently found civil peace and growing trade with the U.S. Urban areas have made great strides in reducing poverty and providing healthcare, but rural areas are still in great need of healthcare, education, and development support.

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