Volunteering can provide a healthy boost, self-confidence, self-esteem and life satisfaction ; when you volunteer you do good for others and the community which provides a sense of accomplishment.
The following are the benefits of volunteering to the community and to the volunteers :
Raising awareness through specific messaging campaigns about different health issues and how to address them.
Information (what to do or where to go when you have which problem)
Preventive screening, early detection of chronic diseases
Curative benefit on some illness, better knowledge on the management of the chronic ones in the community, and rehabilitation.
Improved social economic status
Reducing healthcare costs by the medical volunteers providing healthcare services at zero cost.
Better quality of life
Sustainability through the capacity building of healthcare providers
Community-clinical linkage ; the medical volunteers are the stepping stone between the targeted population and the health care system
Continuity of care through the facilitation of communication between the beneficiaries and the healthcare system.
Benefits for the volunteers
Mental health improvement through social interaction ; volunteering spread a smile to both volunteers and those in needs
Volunteering enhances their own skills and works satisfaction
Volunteering provides a sense of purpose
Exchange with other global healthcare providers
Our services to the community