Healthcare Foundation

  • medical volunteering in quito
  • medical internship in quito
  • nursing volunteering in quito
  • nursing practicum in quito

Low Income Healthcare in Quito.

"As a nursing student it was a good opportunity to get some more direct experience with patients that attend each day. This interaction provided me with material for my medical spanish classes and a focus for learning that was invaluable for the 3 weeks I was there."

This non-profit was set up over 30 years ago to provide basic health care for poor urban-dwellers, children and adults. Currently they assist over 5,000 patients per year in a variety of areas including general medicine, pediatrics, gynaecology, etc.
The center is located in the newer part of Quito about 30 minutes from the offices of the foundation and Spanish school.

Range of tasks:
Medical students and health-care practitioners can help doctors and staff attend to patients in general medicine, pediatrics, gynaecology, etc.
Time commitment:
Minimum time is 1 week
spanish level:
Good Intermediate level of Spanish is required
Work schedule:
Mornings 9.00 am to 13.00 pm
We can organize a homestay for volunteers with a local host family, or volunteers can look for options for hostels or apartments.
Skills required:
This is a placement for students of medicine or health-related disciplines, or medical professionals seeking a practicum in Spanish
Accepted donations:
Basic medical supplies are welcome