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Kethin   , 22

from Pine Meadow


Volunteer Aboard As A Medical Assistant Today!

Medical representatives can do a lot more than working in a hospital facility with the degrees they acquire from a medical college. One vital example of ‘more’ is to volunteer their time, services and skills in support of healthcare programs abroad. There are hundreds of volunteer abroad agencies out there today that send volunteers on medical mission trips, each of them pleading for medical assistants to help them in bringing health and well being to the underprivileged regions. Kenya is one such region, where diseases are as populous as the wildebeest.


Among the most troubling ailments are tetanus, pneumonia, typhoid, and malaria. Although these conditions are treatable, they still have raised havoc in the African countries, particularly Kenya for decades. Many doctors, dentists, and nurses have had the opportunity to practice the fundamental training their medical assisting colleges gave them and work along with the medical representative to treat the infected patients. Medical assistants can work in different healthcare facilities including maternity wards, general medical practices, or even labs where patient vitals are analyzed and vaccines are tested.


The assistants do enjoy the prospect to assist in the prevention of Africa’s most startling pandemic – HIV virus. More than 1.5 million and around 100,000 children in Kenya have been infected with AIDS. The best cure for HIV is prevention. Assistants on medical mission trips can help raise awareness in the community by volunteering to be an educator, making the locals learn about the virus, its causes, and measures they must take to prevent it from progressing. Volunteers will also be using their medical learning by visiting those who have been infected with HIV and providing emotional assistance.


Volunteering on medical mission trips allow people with medical degrees to put their skills into practice to reach out to a much broader scope of people. Medical representatives help out more people in foreign states than what they would be doing locally. More imperatively, they will be easing the suffering of the world’s more impoverished regions while also lowering its fatality stats due to easily treatable and preventable diseases.

Is there any other reason to volunteer? Voluntary work offers great opportunities to travel and also experience other cultures by paying an exorbitant price. Medical representatives will be immersed in the local culture and to participate in memorable local customs. These trips certainly make them worthwhile, so are the deep connections that are made with people by reaching out to them.