Public Health Project in Sri Lanka
A Public Health placement with Projects Abroad in Sri Lanka is ideal for anyone wanting to gain practical experience in the field of healthcare, while giving back to communities in need.
Projects Abroad works alongside Moratuwa (MOH), a medical health organisation that falls under the Preventive Health Sector of the Regional Director of Health Services (RDHS) in Colombo. MOH was established in the early 1950s and offers maternal and child health services, including a training centre for midwives. There are five full-time doctors and three nursing sisters who cover work at 17 clinics.
Volunteers on the Public Health placement will spend most of their time on the following activities:
- Assisting doctors and staff at the centres, where they will help mothers fill out their child’s health development record
- Collecting and entering data
- Assisting public health midwives during field and house-to-house visits.
- Assisting the public health inspector on government school visits during medical inspections.
Volunteers who have a background in dentistry will be able to assist dentists during visits to schools and dental clinics. All volunteers will be able to join the monthly medical camps and seminars with other medical volunteers in Sri Lanka.
Volunteers must be 18 years or older to participate in this project.
You can read more detailed information about the aims of the project in our Sri Lanka Medicine & Healthcare Management Plan.