Volunteering – Vietnam

Allison Kearns, adventure, travel and outdoors queen, has lived and worked in locum and permanent roles across Canada, New Zealand and Australia. 

 

Say WHAT?! You went to Vietnam for work? Tell us more!

I went to Hanoi, Vietnam for 5 days with 5 other Radiology Across Borders (RAB) volunteers to deliver the VITAL PROJECT. VITAL is focused on providing education and hands-on tuition to sonographers and medical officers in ultrasound of breast, obstetrics and gynaecology to improve patient care and outcomes.

 

How did you come to use RAB and tell us a bit about their process…

I feel really passionate about using the skills I have learned and developed to help others do the same so we can all help bring better health care service to communities around the world.  I was constantly on the lookout to volunteer and then I had a mate refer me on to RAB and they took me on as a part of their team.

 

What was the best part?

There are so many great parts to being involved in an experience like this.  The VITAL program made an incredible difference to the scanning of the 50 doctors while we were in Vietnam. By far the best part is being able to share the skills and knowledge we have with others to help improve the care of patients in their communities.

 

What was the best part?

There are so many great parts to being involved in an experience like this.  The VITAL program made an incredible difference to the scanning of the 50 doctors while we were in Vietnam. By far the best part is being able to share the skills and knowledge we have with others to help improve the care of patients in their communities.

 

 

 

 

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