Providing Community Health Workers and Free Clinics
Summary: Volunteer doctors, nurses and dentists go into villages and neighborhoods conducting free medical and dental clinics providing diagnosis and relief of pain. Then members of local communities are trained to provide continuing care and promote healthy practices in nutrition, water contamination prevention, childbirth, birth control, medicine and more.
In many places throughout the world people are needlessly suffering and dying from preventable diseases, malnutrition, poor hygiene and lack of basic medical and dental care. World In Need spearheads all-volunteer programs to combat illness and promote good health practices in even the most remote regions of the globe.
World In Need's volunteer doctors and nurses provide life-saving diagnosis, immediate care, curative and preventative medicines, pre-natal and childbirth assistance. This intervention begins the positive cycle of health and well being of the community by establishing and training local Community Health Workers.
The Community Health Workers are members of the local community trained to provide continuing care and promote healthy practices in a wide variety of areas including dentistry, nutrition, minor surgery, water contamination prevention, childbirth, medicine, and more. World In Need volunteers return on a systematic basis to up-grade medical training and catalyze the upward and outward cycle of health and self-reliance.