A Practical Guide to Global Health Service profiles approximately 300 organizations that place health service volunteers.
The focus is on direct action and how one safely and effectively engages in medical volunteering. Each detailed profile includes concise descriptions, contact information, and practical information about length of service terms, personnel sought, areas served, and availability of funding, training, and room and board.
A Practical Guide to Global Health Service also features chapters that address:
Common obstacles such as fear, time and money constraints, and familial and work obligations
- Travel and safety guidelines
- Commonly encountered illnesses
- Pre-trip planning
- Keys to serving well