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International Medical Volunteer Programs Bring Hope to Developing Nations Through Knowledge and Skill Sharing
Date:9/30/2013

Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) September 30, 2013

Over the past few decades, healthcare in many developing nations has improved drastically, but there is still much work to be done and resources are scarce. There are compassionate people, however, who are willing and able to bring help and hope to the developing world. With the assistance of CrossContinental.org, doors are opening for many new volunteers to offer their services to the less fortunate people of the world. Brittany Chung and Adriana Kochi, both new graduates from the University of California, recently traveled abroad to volunteer at a hospital in Nepal.

Brittany summarizes her time in Asia as "the most amazing experience... certainly something I'll never forget and live to tell stories about."

According to a 2010 report by the World Health Organization, Nepal is ranked 139th out of 172 countries in life expectancy, and its people suffer from more disease than other South Asian countries. Kathmandu, the nation's capital and largest city, is home to many medical professionals who work diligently in the area's hospitals and clinics. As such, Nepal presents a great opportunity for helping and skill sharing.

Cross-Continental offers personalized programs, created with individual needs of their travelers in mind. Their medical internships include local support from coordinators and host families, making the experience safer and uniquely personal. For Brittany, this interpersonal aspect made her trip.

"I am very happy with my experience with Cross-Continental. All my questions were answered in a timely manner, and they were very well organized. It's scary going into a new country, but this program really made me feel comfortable." Brittany continues, "Our host family was amazing! Everyone w
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