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What we do

What we do

Medics without Vacation develops long-term collaborations with partners. Our partners are hospitals and care centres in 5 African countries offering the best possible care to their patients in often difficult circumstances.

We help our partners in different ways to enhance their capacities. As such we send multidisciplinary teams of volunteers who during their stay exchange knowledge and experience with their African colleagues. In the first place via on the job training: practice support at the operating table or at the sickbed.

Vision and Mission

Medics without Vacation collaborates with partner hospitals to contribute to a more qualitative patient-oriented medical care. We decide in consultation which capacities should be enhanced in order to achieve this aim.

We organize workshops and provide (para) medical specialists to exchange expertise with their local colleagues. As a result, the partner hospital can itself take on its autonomous part in the national health system.

Our Objectives

In order to improve the quality of care, Medics without Vacation supports the local staff in reinforcing their capacities in different fields:

  • the (para) medical field
  • the technical field
  • the organizational field.

How do we Work

At the request of the partner hospital we define together a long-term course for the enhancement of their capacities. Short missions of volunteers turn the objectives of the course into reality.

During these missions the emphasis lies on the exchange of knowledge. Through joint actions, Medics without Vacation works together with other organizations in order to enhance the final result.

Artsen Zonder Vakantie bouwt duurzame samenwerkingen uit met partners.