Medical Elective

This is in answer to the question of David Worley.

I am a final year medical student from Nottingham University in England and would very much like to come to do part of my elective with a mission medical centre in a remote part of Philippines. I have already contacted Cebu hopital to do some work in an urban centre, but ask if you could please give me some contacts of (mission)organisations/hospitals that I could contact regarding the more 'out of the way' and community based work.
The dates of my elective are approximately 7th April - 19th May 2010 (6 weeks), after my finals are over.Many thanks for your help.

Doing a medical elective in the Philippines will be a learning and challenging experience for foreign volunteers. It will give you an overview of the health system in the Philippines and a first hand experience of infectious diseases in the tropical region such as dengue, malaria and tuberculosis, and other debilitating chronic diseases which are left untreated out of financial constraints. From experience here are two of the great organizations which offer community based health programs in the Philippines, particularly to foreign volunteers:

Community Medicine Foundation, Inc -
Location: Head office at Taft Avenue, Manila City
Email Address:
Contact No.: (63)(02) 5670394
Mobile Phone No.: 639099203152 ( Look for Dr. Julie)

Community Medicine and Development Foundation, Inc. is a nongovernment organization of health professionals who are actively supporting Community-Based Health Program in the Philippines. It provides assistance to medically-deprived areas in the Philippines by sending health personnel and empowering the community. It has developed modules and programs in community health programs. It also has a curriculum for foreign students who which to volunteer in the Philippines (Finland and Netherland).

Agape Rural Health Program

Location: Head Office in Palawan, Philippines
Email Address:
Mobile Phone No.: 639062343749 (Look for Dr. Ding)

Founded in 1986 in the Philippines, the Agape Rural Health Program serves the poor and the needy. Since 1986, hundreds of volunteers, including doctors, psychologists, and other professionals, have been trained on the principles of community health development. Their efforts to reduce the effects of malaria in the Philippines have won Agape numerous international awards.

For the past three years, Agape Rural Health Program and Global Hope Network have cooperated to help the peoples of Indonesia, China, and Sudan. In Sudan, Agape provided crucial assistance and personnel. Many Global Hope Network employees have attended seminars by Dr. Ding of Agape Rural Health Program, and have used that training in their work to help others.

1 comment:

  1. hi doc
    asked ko lang .. nagpa magic8 ako last week me u.t.i. daw ako but menakita rin red blood sa ihi... gusto ko sana magpa thorough checkup... covered po ba to ng philhealth? san po ba mas malapit sa cabuyao laguna ako para magamit philhealth?