FAIR FOR EVERYONE
But we also want to be sure our partner hospitals benefit financially. In addition to the financial contributions we make we donate essential equipment to ensure key departments are operating at their best.
Expanding the reach of cultural exchange we also offer hospital staff free English language tuition. This not only helps staff and students communicate effectively on the wards, but also aids staff in their personal development.
"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, PHILIPPINES
As well as equipment donations we also make sizeable financial contributions to all of our partner hospitals.
In 2014 we sent over $350,000 to hospitals and clinics in all of our destinations. That's $100,000 more than the previous year. In 2015 we contributed over $370,000!
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.