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Search for short-term volunteer opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean, and use our best practices framework to ensure that you invest your time in a high quality project.

Find clinical guidelines for safely managing the most common symptoms encountered in remote, resource limited settings abroad.

We're excited about global health. Collaborate with us, read about our completed and ongoing quality improvement projects, and provide your feedback on our framework for best practices on short-term medical missions.

Download our QuickChart mobile electronic records app to create and share medical records in remote settings, and access clinical guidelines offline.

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Best practices for medical missions: 27 different guidelines, still lingering questions

Gone (we hope) are the days of North American volunteers parachuting into developing countries, distributing medicine, and then disappearing for good only days later. Below is the summary of an new academic article by Judith Lasker and colleagues on best practices for medical missions. Lasker is the author of Hoping to Help. And like Medical […]

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Scope of practice: Should Western volunteers do clinical work in developing countries?

The old aphorism goes: “If you can’t do it here, don’t do it there.” Mention volunteer scope of practice in an academic setting, and you’ll hear eye-popping tales of malfeasance abroad. Undergraduates delivering babies. Medical students practicing procedures on unsuspecting patients. How often do these horrors actually happen? Beyond the anecdotes, we don’t really know. […]

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