The Wild Medic Project
Remote clinical immersion
The Wild Medic Project is an award winning platform that supports community access to primary health care. The platform works with existing community health care teams and ambulance services to build the capability of the community through frontline health initiatives and educational clinics. Our team believe in a shared collaborative experience between health professionals, student groups and community members to improve out of hospital access to primary health care.
What We Do
Bringing healthcare to remote corners
The Wild Medic Project is a social initiative that promotes shared experiences between local communities and humanitarian medical teams. We encourage positive change through educational opportunities for future generations. If you are a health professional or student group looking to gain experience, we can get you on the ground assisting our programs.
Current Medical Projects
Each dynamic project is bound by agreements that ensure the local community committees maintain both control and direction. This ensures our teams work with, support and sustain local experts and clinicians in the delivery of free primary health care.
Wild Nepal - Remote community health clinic
Experience the vibrancy of Kathmandu before your journey to the Himalayan foothills where you will help assist establish, stock and facilitate a remote health clinic working under the guidance of a Nepalese registered medical team. These clinics are vital to the communities in accessing primary health care. As an added bonus, after the clinic is wrapped up, we throw on the hiking boots for a trek through the Kathmandu Valley experiencing the "Real Nepal".
Wild Timor -
Your journey starts in the "City of peace" - Dili where you will have a personal tour through Timor's developing health system including the Ambulance service and a fixed wing retrieval service. The Project involves a boat ride over to Atauro Island where you will work on empowering local first responder groups in two stunning but remote coastal communities. Finish up with an arabica coffee tour through the cool mountains on the mainland
Vanuatu Ambulance and Island Development Program
Based out of Port Vila, you will gain experience as a crew member in an operational ambulance as well as assist the ongoing development of the local officers through a shared exchange aimed at capacity building. This rotation will enable the supply of quality refurbished medical supplies that will assist the local service enhance its healthcare delivery. Your journey ends by exploring the incredible coastline in a full day tour including a plunge into the crystal waters for world-class snorkelling.
If you are a student unable to join a university team, and are keen to get involved, Check out these open teams. Recruited from multiple sources, our open teams are an exciting mixture of backgrounds. Qualified paramedics, nurses and students can spend 9 - 15 days in country including health orientations, community immersion and educational clinics in remote communities. International flights and travel insurance included.
The first team deployed in 2015 travelling into the remote community of Chitre where they set up the first health post in a borrowed ‘UN’ tent. This health post is now part of a network of four remote clinical posts that have been manned by Nepali, Australian, Dutch, English, American and Scottish clinicians and has assisted thousands of people. Recently a shift from providing medical support to focusing on training the local workforce and providing equipment will ensure a sustainable ability for the community accessing health care.