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Volunteer

Our health technical unit, consisting of diverse medical volunteers, supports vulnerable communities across the globe.

MedGlobal’s health technical unit, made up of volunteer medical and public health professionals, is vital in our work supporting vulnerable communities around the world with critical health care. These carefully-vetted health care volunteers provide training and health education to local partners based on context-specific needs, contribute their expertise to health program development, and provide direct patient care.

Through partnerships with local organizations, training of local medical professionals, and work building the capacity of local hospitals, our impact is long lasting. We particularly address the need for primary and specialty care services in women’s health, children’s health, non-communicable diseases, infectious diseases, mental health, and emergency health care, incorporating best practices, the latest technology, and innovation.

MedGlobal has worked with 455 medical volunteers from 26 countries around the world. We have built a network of nurses, pediatricians, cardiologists, paramedics, OB/GYNs, and medical professionals of other diverse specialties. These health professionals have volunteered their skills and time to providing virtual and on-site medical services to refugees, displaced persons, and other vulnerable communities in 14 different countries.

Become a Medical Volunteer

MedGlobal is seeking volunteers for virtual and travel opportunities.

Telemedicine: We are currently seeking volunteers with medical specialties in internal medicine and pediatrics to conduct telemedicine consultations with our health team in Bangladesh. In addition, there are several virtual educational training opportunities in Gaza and Sudan for applicants with medical specialties in internal medicine, family medicine, and infectious disease. 

Short-Term Medical Intervention: Join our team of health professionals to provide primary health services for vulnerable Colombians and displaced Venezuelans in El Talento, Colombia in October (17-23) and November (7-13). Medical specialties needed are: internal medicine, family medicine, general medicine, pediatrics. Volunteers do not need to speak Spanish as translators will be available. The following are required to submit an application: CV, copy of passport, medical license, proof of COVID-19 vaccination. In addition, all volunteers must purchase trip insurance with medical and evacuation clauses. We encourage volunteers to help raise funds for this STMI to offset brigade costs.

MedGlobal is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants of all backgrounds to apply.
All other medical trips are on hold at this time.

Medical Team

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medical Volunteers Providing On-Site Care

Bangladesh

In November 2017, MedGlobal medical volunteers first provided on-site health care at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. This group of medical professionals provided the most needed health services based on local assessments to Rohingya refugees who fled ethnic cleansing in Myanmar. Partnering with OBAT Helpers and Prantic, we now support a health clinic that sees over 2,000 patients per week.

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Colombia

More than 1.7 million Venezuelan migrants and refugees are displaced in neighboring Colombia. MedGlobal’s health technical unit has deployed medical teams to the Colombia-Venezuela border to support those most in need. In March 2020, these health professionals provided care in El Talento, a neighborhood of Cúcuta, Colombia. This medical team deployment was the first time that medical care was brought to the residents of El Talento.

Lebanon

Since MedGlobal was founded in 2017, we have been supporting a number of projects in Lebanon that serve Syrian and Palestinian refugees. In the last four years, medical and surgical volunteers have provided critical on-site health care to refugees, in coordination with local partners. These medical volunteers have directly served more than 2,000 patients. Following the Beirut port explosion in August 2020, MedGlobal has expanded its health services to serve communities across Lebanon.

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Kurdistan of Iraq
In April 2019 MedGlobal will send our first Medical Mission to Northern Iraq providing healthcare services to the conflict-affected populations in Iraq. Our team will focus on vulnerable populations including IDP camps (Yezidi IDPs from Sinjar Mountains, Christian IDPs, and IDPs from Mosul city and surrounding areas), Syrian refugees, and the host communities in Kurdistan region.
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Yemen

In 2019 MedGlobal officially registered in Yemen allowing us to implement sustainable operations in four of the most under-served areas in southern Yemen: Aden, Abiyan, Lahijj, and Taiz. We have established partnerships with Life Foundation for Relief and Development. We will continue to establish direct or remote access to healthcare facilities, increase capacity at local healthcare providers, support multiple medical education programs ensuring access to qualified and dignified healthcare assistance.

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Greece

Since early 2018, MedGlobal was proud to support a health clinic in the Moria refugee camp on Lesvos island in Greece. We are working in partnership with local organisation Kitrinos to treat patients at the clinic they have established inside of Moria Refugee camp. Our medical placements in Greece require a longer commitment due to the nature and conditions of the camp.,

Gaza

MedGlobal’s inaugural Gaza mission has completed successfully, but there are even more patients to serve. We look forward to renewing our efforts in the near future. Thank you for your interest and support.

“Volunteering with MedGlobal has been a life-changing experience for me. I never thought I could leave full-time practice to volunteer internationally but MedGlobal’s support for volunteers made it easy. Making a difference in the lives of people who have lost everything was humbling and renewed my passion for medicine.”

– LIA HARRIS

Medical Student Global Health Internship

With our increasingly globalized world, especially within the field of medicine, it is imperative to focus on the education of the future generation of doctors in global health. MedGlobal is committed to equipping our students with a foundation in the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary for success in leading global health movements for change. 

Through a two to four week elective, two medical students will join our international partner in Lebanon to participate in clinical rotations in the clinics and surrounding communities, develop research projects and reports addressing the current status of healthcare in the communities they serve, participate in community activities focusing on the wellbeing of individuals and most importantly, embrace the cross-cultural experience. 

Location: Beqaa Valley, Lebanon

Hospital: Ghiras Al-Khair Center

Local partner: MultiAid Programs (MAPS)

Date: Future Missions TBD

Mentor: Dr Marwa Saleh, MD, Family Medicine and Global Health Physician 

We are looking for self-motivated and driven individuals, passionate in pursuing a career in global health that are ready to join and inspire others to be part of this transformational movement. If interested on being part of this program, please submit your application below.

"I had a great experience working with MedGlobal and MAPS in the Bekaa region of Lebanon! We served a diverse Syrian refugee population, catering mostly to their needs regarding diabetes but also addressing acute issues. I was exposed to a more novel approach to diabetic care with the Shared Medical Appointments, allowing us to see around 10 patients simultaneously – increasing both efficiency and community among patients. I was also able to engage in home-visits, checking in on more inaccessible and debilitated patients unable to come to the clinic. This provided me with a better context for refugee living conditions and insight into the most vulnerable patients within the community."

Nina Jreige, Boston University, 4th-year medical student.
“When I left Denver for my mission, I know that I would be returning home with vivid memories of the camp. How could one lay eyes on a refugee camp of this magnitude and not? What I didn’t anticipate though was how meaningful my connection to the people would be. From the Rohingya, to my team members, and now my new friends, I will always cherish my memories with you”
– DUSTIN ZWIEBEL

Frequently Asked Questions

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not currently coordinating trips for medical volunteers to provide in-person or on-site care. However, there are many virtual opportunities for health professionals to provide their expertise and serve communities around the world meaningfully.

Several virtual opportunities are currently available such as telemedicine consults, POCUS virtual instruction, and ultrasound scan review. Please click “Apply” above to learn more and get in touch.

One of our team members will get back to you shortly. If, for some reason, you do not hear from you please send an email to volunteer@medglobal.org

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