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Mongolia Mobile Clinic Project

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Mongolia Mobile Clinic Project

Help make basic healthcare more accessible to remote villages in the poorest districts of Mongolia whilst experiencing a fantastic spiritual culture and rich variety of landscapes.

Prices from US$1,145

Across Mongolia there is a unique unsurpassed geographical and human diversity, with lakes, desert, and forest populated by over 15 distinct ethnic groups. Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia’s rapidly expanding capital is home to thousands of underprivileged families, who suffer from poverty, neglect and poor health. Help us bring hope to this community by improving the availability of general healthcare to hard to reach rural communities. You will find the work deeply rewarding as you build up a relationship with the local population and make a tangible difference. Immerse yourself in the distinctive culture whilst simultaneously making a much-needed, positive impact on the lives of the underprivileged families.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Help bring mobile healthcare to residents of remote villages
  • Immerse yourself in the rich and interesting Mongolian culture
  • Get the opportunity to explore Mongolia’s beautiful landscapes

PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum age of 18 years

FAST FACTS

Location Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Activities Shadowing medical staff
Register patients
Help coordinate outreach programme
Health awareness campaigning
Assist first aid procedures (if trained)
Transport Airport pick-up & drop-off
Accommodation Homestay

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Before you go Pre-departure support
Travel advice & documentation
Equipment advice
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier t-shirt
In-country Food (Breakfast & Dinner)
Accommodation
Airport pick-up
Local orientation
Project training
In-country emergency support
24-hour international HQ back-up

QUALIFICATIONS

A variety of qualifications are available on many of our projects. For example, BTEC certificates and diplomas on our Group conservation projects and TEFL certificates and BTECs on most of our teaching projects. You may also be able to gain a CoPE to support your university application. For more information on these qualifications, please see the qualifications section of our website or ask your volunteer advisor.

WHAT DOES THE PROJECT DO?

Mongolia has a growing poverty situation and the effects of population movement have led to increased demand on the health sector to cater for emerging disease in children, mothers and the elderly. The net result is that people’s lifestyles have changed drastically over the last three decades and lack of awareness of the pressures of living in cities with widening boundaries, coupled with a lack of available healthcare has resulted in many illnesses being left untreated in certain communities.  

Two days a week, a Mobile Clinic goes out to rural communities around the Ulaanbaatar district that have little to no medical facilities. In the poorest areas, this clinic is essential for doctors to give medical checkups to children and provide maternal care. In addition to this a Family Medical Centre has been established where essential longer term medical care can be given to patients including physical therapy.

WHAT WILL I BE DOING?

This project is best suited to medical students and medical practitioners as the work will involve shadowing or carrying out medical duties at the centre or in the mobile clinic. Your internship will give you invaluable preparation for a career in medicine. The placement will allow you to observe medical practices and give you the opportunity to take part in the day-to-day running of a local healthcare NGO or clinic. Those with determination, enthusiasm, aptitude and the right inclination may be able to assist the doctors and nurses in their duties and gain hands-on experience of administering healthcare to the Mongolian people.

Your work may consist of basic healthcare and first aid activities such as diagnosis of ailments, observing procedures, shadowing medical staff, registering patients and giving assistance to the existing medical staff. However, please note that your level of involvement will depend completely upon your own previous experience and qualifications as well as the needs of the clinic at the time of your visit. It is therefore important to remain flexible.

At the same time you may have the opportunity to contribute towards on-going health awareness campaigns at local schools and other community outreach initiatives.

You will receive basic job training that will introduce you to the work programme and culture of Mongolia, and ensure you derive the greatest benefit from the subsequent weeks. The most successful volunteers will display willingness, open-mindedness and flexibility, and will be keen to involve themselves at every possible opportunity.
 

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I ARRIVE?

Upon your arrival at Ulaanbaatar airport you'll be met by a friendly Frontier-Mongolia representative, who will then transport you to your accommodation where you will have the opportunity to rest following your journey.

WHERE WILL I BE STAYING?

Throughout your placement you will be staying at a friendly homestay with a traditional Mongolian family in central Ulaanbaatar. You will be made to feel welcome by your friendly hosts as you learn about Mongolian culture. Your accommodation will be clean and comfortable with all the basic facilities. 

WHAT WILL I BE EATING?

You will be provided with 2 meals a day and volunteers will eat breakfast and dinner alongside their local hosts, enjoying a range of delicious local food. Please note that the Mongolian diet is heavily meat-based and it might be difficult to accommodate vegetarian diets. You will be responsible for arranging your own lunch at your placement, giving you the chance to explore the delicious local diet further!

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ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Within Ulaanbaatar City, there are various galleries, museums and shopping centers waiting to be explored on your days off. Outside of the city, Mongolia’s vast biodiversity, including the White-napped Crane, Gobi bear, Gazelle and Ibex are a huge draw for enthusiasts and this opportunity is not to be missed!

There is also the opportunity to work at an orphanage in Ulaanbaatar City on your days off and make a positive impact to abandoned or orphaned children.
 

COSTS

2 Weeks US$1,145

Extra Week US$345

Departure Dates

Monthlyplease aim to arrive on the Monday

This project is not operating during following dates:

1 Jan New Year's Day

26 Feb Bituun (Lunar New Year's Eve)

27 Feb Lunar New Year or Tsagaan Sar (White Moon)

28 Feb Lunar New Year Holiday

1 Mar  Lunar New Year Holiday

8 Mar International Women's Day

1 Jun Mothers' and Children's Day

11 Jul Naadam Holiday

12 Jul Naadam Holiday

13 Jul Naadam Holiday

14 Jul Naadam Holiday

15 Jul Naadam Holiday

31 Oct National Day

29 Dec Thu Independence Day

DURATION

2 Weeks+

This project is available throughout the Christmas period

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Before you go

  • Pre-departure support
  • Travel & medical advice & documentation
  • Equipment advice
  • Discounted medical kit
  • Free Frontier t-shirt

In-country

  • Food
  • Accommodation
  • Airport pick-up & drop-off
  • Ground transfers & in-transit accommodation
  • Local orientation
  • Project training
  • In-country emergency support
  • 24-hour international HQ back-up

AIRPORT INFORMATION

Nearest airport(s): Ulaanbaatar (ULN)

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Insurance

For detailed information on flights, visas and insurance, click here.


LEGAL STATEMENT

Please read our legal statement regarding the running of NGO projects.

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