FAIR FOR EVERYONE
The healthcare systems in the destinations we operate in typically lack resources. Our close, day-to-day working relationships with local staff help us to understand which resource gaps are preventing the delivery of adequate care. Where we can we fill these gaps, buying equipment for departments with the greatest and most immediate needs. This not only benefits patients, but also relieves pressure on staff by making the provision of care a more efficient, effective process.
"WHEN FOREIGN STUDENTS COME IT'S EASY TO IDENTIFY EQUIPMENT GAPS THAT WE HAVE. WHEN WE SEE THESE GAPS, WORK THE WORLD FILLS THEM FOR US."
- DR. MESHAK SHIMWELA - HOSPITAL DIRECTOR, TANZANIA
For example Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital in Ghana was in great need of an oxygen concentrator. We sent them a brand new machine as the hospital's specialists predict that with one they could save the lives of as many as 150 people per year. To our other partners this year we've donated laptops, medicine trolleys, dentistry curing lights, portable theatres, pulse oximeters, blood pressure monitors, thermometers and much more.
"WORK THE WORLD HAVE DONATED A LOT TO OUR WARD BECAUSE THEY'VE SEEN THE SITUATION OF OUR PATIENTS. WE'RE SO THANKFUL FOR ALL THE HELP THEY'VE EXTENDED TO THE WESTERN VISAYAS MEDICAL CENTRE."
- ROSE KAREN HIJOSA - SENIOR NURSE, THE PHILIPPINES
As well as equipment donations we also make sizeable financial contributions to all of our partner hospitals. In 2017 we sent over $500,000 to hospitals and clinics in all of our destinations.
On top of their already busy schedules our supervising staff take the time to guide students for the duration of their placement.
We make a point of recognising them by financially rewarding them, personally, for their efforts. Our primary contribution to our partners is a fixed sum given to each and every hospital for every student we send.
As Work the World continues to grow we're able to send more people through our partners' doors, meaning we can send increasingly more money to the places that will benefit most.