Primary Care & Social Medicine

Location: Argentina: Cordoba

Program Duration: 2-4 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks

Dates: Year Round

Child Family Health International

https://www.cfhi.org/

400 29th St #508 Oaklanda, CA 94609 United States

Call Us

Phone: 415-957-9000

Fax: 415-840-0486

Description

Located at the tip of South America, Argentina is the 2nd largest country in Latin America. It is famous for its European-inspired cities, tourist sites, and gastronomy. The worst collapse of the Argentine economy occurred in 2001, but since this time the country has experienced growth across sectors of society. Because of this history of economic challenges throughout the country, many citizens lost health insurance and jobs. Since this time there has been much progress in offering support and care to these individuals without insurance through hospitals, clinics, and a larger decentralized set of organizations.

Argentines have gotten greater access to quality services through an increase of funding and attention on the public healthcare system, thanks to a public policy shift in the country over the last 10 years. Participants on this program will spend time at different hospitals and clinics in Cordoba, Argentinas second largest city. Volunteers will learn about what it takes to provide care to a population that lacks health insurance, including efforts by the government and local institutions.

Highlights

1. Visit the incredible country of Argentina, known for its wine, food, and culture

2. Gain an understanding of global health and help practitioners care for patients

3. Possible chances to explore rotations in dentistry, psychology, pediatrics, and opthamology

4. Those interested in outreach and education may be able to work with sexual health programs in schools, campaigns on diabetes, or exercise classes for the community

5. Experience a new lifestyle and have the chance to see the beautiful sights of Argentina

Travel Types
  • Homestay
  • Trekking
Languages
  • English
  • Spanish

Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching
  • Spanish

Cost in US$:

Contact Provider for Cost Details

Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

* Pre-departure and on-site orientation materials and guidance
* Two meals and a private room with a homestay family for the program’s duration
* International Emergency Medical and Medical Evacuation Insurance
* Airport pick up on arrival
* 30 hours of Spanish classes
* All preceptor, hospital and coordinator fees
* Scheduled meetings with on-site staff

Credit Available

yes

Volunteer Types
  • Community Development
  • Public Health
  • Culture
  • Health Care
  • Health Education
  • Grassroots Organization
  • Gender Issues
  • Nutrition
  • Public Policy
  • Childcare & Children
Age Range
A minimum age of 20 y/o is required for participation in CFHI programs.
This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Home-stays

Participants Travel to Argentina

Independently

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
Typically The Application Process Time is
1 week
Post Services Include
  • Alumni Network
Year Founded

1992

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