My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Natural Doctors International, San Diego, CA, USA
I had the opportunity to volunteering with this organization in Feb 2014 on a medical brigade. The experience was phenomenal. The organization of the trip from start to finish was really well done and communication with the country director, Kelly, was reliable and frequent. Overall, NDI was very accommodating to us a volunteers, ensuring that we too have a good experience and they welcomed feedback. Volunteers were well respected by NDI.
The clinic itself was a very educational and fun experience. We had the opportunity to see many patients, work with a few doctors, were able to fully contribute to the patient interaction from obtaining subjective and objective information, diagnosis and the creation of treatment plans. Outside of the clinic we had a great opportunity to learn about global health, recap and reflect about our day, participation in a children's run, and have many opportunities to team build with our fellow brigaders including climbing Volcan Concepcion.
One of my favourite aspects was our accommodation and meals. NDI cooperates with local mothers in the area and has brigaders stay in home stays. This was an incredible experience to learn first hand the life of families that live in Ometepe, experience the food, the culture and the language.
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