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Help Erin Volunteer in Laos
$815 raised
54% of $1.5k goal
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In January of 2014, I am hoping to participate in an experience of a lifetime. I will be volunteering my nursing skills for 3 weeks through remote villages in Laos. The villages north of Pak Xeng are in a very remote area of the district, ...
In January of 2014, I am hoping to participate in an experience of a lifetime. I will be volunteering my nursing skills for 3 weeks through remote villages in Laos. The villages north of Pak Xeng are in a very remote area of the district, approximately 3-4 hours north of Luang Prabang. Most of the villages do not have electricity or access to services and resources. They are also unable to pay the cost to travel to larger villages to visit clinics or hospitals. They are therefore are unable to obtain much needed healthcare - so they need our help!

This experience will involve a team of Griffith students providing a range of health services to the people of Laos. We will be setting up mobile clinics at over 20 villages in the Pak Xeng district and will provide care to almost 4,000 people. We will also be working on community healthcare projects and education sessions. This experience will allow me to apply my nursing skills in new and challenging settings. Some of our specific duties will include:
- Providing basic healthcare and check-ups
- Outreach nursing
- Supporting rural community clinics
- Paediatric and maternity nursing care and education
- Sexual health education
- Hygiene promotion
- Teaching children basic health in local schools

Antipodeans Abroad has been managing placements to Laos for four years now with great success! This placement will cost each student $5,450, not including vaccinations or visas – so your help will be greatly appreciated! The money will also go towards medicines for the clinics, equipment and medical supplies, transport, meals, international flights and taxes, basic home-stay accommodation in a local village, community project research and set up and university supervision.


Thanks everyone for your contribution and support towards a worthy cause!

Erin Stolz
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