Why take an elective at a Mission Hospital?
- Our hospitals are mostly rural hospitals, so you will encounter many interesting diseases and illnesses which you would never encounter in the UK. The facilities at these hospitals are limited, so you can learn from the doctors and nurses as they treat patients without all the equipment and medicines.
- One of the primary purposes of our mission hospitals is to share God’s love, not just bring physical healing but spiritual healing to the patients. As you treat patients you are encouraged to pray with them, read scripture or share your testimony.
- Be transformed as you serve. As your eyes are opened to the different needs and the new culture you are experiencing, it has a way of shifting your life priorities. As you rely on God more day to day for healing of your patients it draws you closer to Him.
About Mission Africa Elective Placements
Each of the hospitals have a limited capacity to the number of placements they can take at any one time, usually between 2 – 4 people. So if you’re wanting to go with us you normally need to have applied 12 months before you’d like to go, especially if you want to go in July and August.
We are flexible with making the arrangements for electives, you can book your own flights or we can do this for you. We will organise your visa, provide travel insurance and you will have to come for a day of orientation. We will liaise with the hospital and make sure all the arrangements are made for your transport & accommodation.
We would prefer if all participants in our electives programme were active evangelical Christians, but if you are a Christian and you want to bring a friend who isn’t then we can be flexible, please contact us for more guidance on this.
Guidance on Costs
We will work out a cost for each elective based on when, where, how long etc, but to give some guidance on costs. This is based on an elective in Nigeria.
|Flights||£700 – 900|
|Accommodation & Food||£10 a day|
|Insurance||£35 for 4 weeks|
|Total for 4 weeks in Nigeria||£1400 – 1600|
If you want to apply for an elective with Mission Africa, please fill out the application form at the bottom of each elective opportunity or get in touch with us directly to find out more.
CMF have a great handbook for people planning electives download it from here: http://admin.cmf.org.uk/pdf/international/ehb.pdf