Volunteer Nursing

  1. Hi all - I'm a RN in Florida and I'm looking to volunteer some time (2 weeks) in Africa next summer. I'm hoping someone has already had that experience and can recommend a reputable organization to go through. I'm interested in doing HIV / AIDS work, possibly in Kenya or Tanzania. Any suggestions or advice is greatly appreciated.

    Cheers!
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  3. by   tachybradyRN
    I've heard good things about Doctors without Borders, but I know they require a minimum stay in your placed area and I'm certain that it's much longer than two weeks (I think it's something like six months..)
  4. by   sirI
    Hello, maggieo34 and welcome to allnurses.com

    Good to have you join us.

    I moved your thread to the Volunteer Nursing forum for a better response. Please check out the sticky threads (found at the top of this forum) as well as other threads, for helpful advice.

    We hope you enjoy allnurses!!
  5. by   aeauooo
    I spent a year volunteering in Ethiopia - but it doesn't sound like that's what you are looking for.

    From the research that I did, I suspect that if you want to go for a short mission, you'll have to pay your own way.

    I recommend you start looking at the International Medical Vounteers Association:

    http://www.imva.org/

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