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Volunteer Medicine & Healthcare Abroad in Togo

Doctor outside the hospital We have medical placements for volunteers at hospitals located in the Togolese capital of Lome. Whether you are on your gap year, a medical student, or a trained professional, you will have the chance to work in a wide range of departments in a busy Togolese hospital. It will be well-equipped by local standards, and will give you a full experience of medical practice in a developing country. As well as the opportunity to see a wide variety of treatments and surgical procedures, volunteers provide much-needed support and affection to patients.

Upon arrival a member of Projects Abroad staff will introduce you at the hospital and you will be assigned to a doctor who will act as your supervisor. The doctor will discuss your interests with you and confirm your schedule within the hospital for the duration of your stay. Your role is that of an intern.

Medical staff in TogoThe hospitals where we work provide an excellent backdrop for learning and improving your medicine and healthcare skills. You will find yourself coming into contact with conditions that you would not normally see in Europe or North America, such as malaria and typhoid, on an almost daily basis. There is also the option for volunteers to specialise in paediatrics.

Volunteers on all medical related projects in Togo need a good level of French. Most of the staff and patients do not speak English and it is vital that you can understand and communicate in French while you are working in the hospital.

You can read more detailed information about the aims of the project in our Togo Medicine & Healthcare Management Plan.

Volunteer Nursing, Midwifery and Dentistry in Togo

If you wish to volunteer in Togo to gain experience in the fields of nursing, midwifery or dentistry, the relevant department of the University hospital in Lome will be extremely happy to receive you. If you are currently training, already qualified or even just considering one of these areas as a future career, you will have a role to play; shadowing and working alongside professionals who will teach you all about their specialist areas.

Medical Elective Placements in Togo

Hospital in Lome You can do your Medical Elective in Togo in Medicine, Nursing, Midwifery or Dentistry.

Most elective volunteers in Togo will work in a large hospital in the capital of Lome. You will shadow your French speaking supervisor who will be keen to test out your medical knowledge and experience, as well as giving you the benefit of their training and knowledge.

All medical volunteers live with a local host family, who provide all your meals outside of your normal working hours. When you finish work there is plenty to do in Lome, with the beach never far away, as well as plenty of bars, restaurants and local live music venues.

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