After your Spanish course, you can volunteer in a hospital in Cusco. Note though that only students of medicine or volunteers with job experience in the medical sector are accepted. The municipal hospital treats mostly patients without medical insurance from the poorer sectors of the population. The children's Leukaemia wing works in close cooperation with Hannover Medical School, so language students from ACUPARI are very welcome there.
Please note: Volunteers need to study medicine or have work experience in the medical sector
Period: All year – minimum stay 1 month. If you have any special wishes concerning your volunteer placement, please do not hesitate to contact us.
The Children’s Clinic is a church institution with both state and private support. This hospital was founded in Cusco in 1982 and is a branch of a large children’s hospital in Lima.
In the clinic there are between 40 and 50 physically and mentally handicapped children under medical treatment. The majority of them comes from poor farmer families from remote villages.
In addition to that there is an extensive outpatient clinic with daily about 120 ambulant treatments and medical consultations. Part of this is orthopedics, traumatology, dentistry, pediatrics, obstetrics, as well as a laboratory, an X-ray center and a rehabilitation ward for physical therapy, hydrotherapy and logopedics.
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