HANDS-ON-HEALTH AUSTRALIA offer students and volunteers the opportunity to participate in Global Community Health Exchange Programs as part of their university clinical placement.
HoHA is dedicated to ensuring lasting and sustainable change whilst bridging gaps in healthcare and collaboratively responding to the needs identified by local communities. Therefore as part of these programs, we partner with local NGOs to provide students and volunteers the opportunity to practice and share knowledge whilst working side-by-side with local community health workers.
Programs are organised to include visits to traditional medicine and local health facilities, knowledge exchange with local health workers, health and treatment camps, and general sightseeing.
HoHA offers students an all-in-one package that covers international and domestic flights, visas, insurance, food, accommodation, administration, HoHA membership and transport. Prices depend on the destination.
Participating in a Global Community Health Exchange Program is more than just gaining clinical hours. Our programs bridge worlds and empower students and volunteers to become agents of social change both at home and abroad.
For more information about specific tours, dates and prices please see the http://handsonhealth.study website for more details, bookings and testimonials. Applications can be lodged online through that website.Application Fee
‘I recently went to India in January and participated in the HOHA India student group. It was such a humbling and exciting experience. I loved it so much I am going back there in February 2016 to study the Ayurveda to incorporate this fantastic knowledge into my clinic when I graduate. I can’t wait to graduate and start treating and helping people.
I have been searching for an organisation that does volunteer work in India, and am so excited to return as a practitioner. ”
— Renee Jones – Endeavour College 2015
2019 Overseas Clinical Placements (more to be confirmed)
HANDS-ON-HEALTH AUSTRALIA will be offering students the following overseas placements for 2019.
Travel packages include international and domestic flights, visas, insurance, food, accommodation, administration, HoHA membership and transport. For enquiries, please see the http://handsonhealth.study website or contact the HoHA office on +61 418 104 007 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chiropractic & Osteopathy
RMIT University Chiropractic in India – TBC
14-day tour with students fully supervised by a registered Australian Chiropractor. Participate in community health camps and treat up to 500 patients as a group. Students may be eligible for 100 hours of clinical observation
VU Osteopathy Student Placement in India – TBC
14-day tour with students fully supervised by a registered Australian Osteopath. Participate in community health camps and treat up to 500 patients as a group. Students may be eligible for 100 hours of clinical observation.
Naturopathy, Herbal medicine and Nutrition
Naturopathy Placement in India – January and December 2019
14-day tour with a registered and experienced Australian Naturopath. Activities include: herbal medicine wild crafting and preparation, nutritional cooking classes, college and hospital visits and clinical observation with doctors and traditional healers. Students may be eligible for 100 hours of clinical observation.
Massage and Myotherapy
RMIT University Massage and Myotherapy Placement in India – September 2019
14-day tour with students being fully supervised by a registered Australian Myotherapist. Clinical supervision involves participating in community health camps and students are offered up to 100 hours of clinical observation.