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Provide access to essential health services and education to the people of Rio de Janeiro.


Aris Apostolopoulos, from Greece, on a screening session at Morro dos Prazeres

Health promotion and education is an integral part of furthering the goals of development in Brazil. With a well-informed and healthy population, anything is possible. However, there are extensive health problems that continue to threaten the wellbeing of the people. As a health volunteer, you will be on the front lines of educating and raising awareness for healthcare issues impacting local communities. Whether you are involved in hands on health promotion and canvassing, healthcare advising, contraceptive literacy, or leading disease awareness workshops - your work will make an immediate, positive impact on your project.

Why volunteer in health education and awareness?

Health Promotion activities at AMAMU

It is no secret that Brazil's healthcare system is still in its early stages of development, and has limited impact on the poorest communities in the country. As a result, many communities rely on local organizations and NGOs for healthcare advice and education, meaning it is up to the people to provide effective health awareness. Thus, it is imperative that these organizations are staffed with dedicated and knowledgeable volunteers to execute essential health activities across Rio de Janeiro.

Skills needed to be a health education & awareness volunteer

Tanya Lewis and Joanna Lesurf, from Canada, on a health promotion workshop at CEDAPS

Programs are suitable for both experienced and inexperienced volunteers. It is also ideal for medical students wishing to gain experience in this field.