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Review for Natural Doctors International, San Diego, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Natural Doctors International is an amazing organization. I spent one week volunteering at the NDI clinic and staying in a sponsored Nicaraguan homestay this past September, and will remember my time there for the rest of my life. I learned so much about global health, the history and politics of Nicaragua, got to practice my medical Spanish, and received a wealth of clinical experience while also providing much needed holistic health services to the members of the Ometepe community.

It was so satisfying and worthwhile to be a part of the clinic: patients were very well served by the naturopathic, holistic, and psychological treatments offered and overall, all of the participants and volunteers were able to contribute greatly towards the clinic's goals. Knowing that the NDI Clinic is a permanent fixture of the Ometepe community makes it even more uplifting and positive to contribute towards it: as a volunteer, you bring much-needed medical supplies and an infusion of energy to a long-standing, sustainable mission.

Overall, the Natural Doctors International Clinic provides a superb service to the community members of Ometepe, Nicaragua while also offering an extremely positive, thorough global health experience for its clinical volunteers. I came away from my week volunteering in the clinic with an amazingly nuanced and rich understanding of the healthcare situation in Nicaragua after just one week. I was so thankful for the extra global health courses and processing work that the NDI team facilitated outside of clinic hours.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Hope that it receives more funding in order to support the employment of more doctors and stock more medicines.

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Role:  Volunteer