What we do.
Project Next Mile provides short term in-country support (approximately 2 weeks in length) as well as virtual clinical mentorship to facilitate clinical care and professional development. The nature and composition of the Project Next Mile clinical teams is dependent on the identified clinical support and training requirements and the needs of the local community. We maintain our partner relationships and continue our work through virtual partnerships using Cyno - a telemedicine platform - that enables care consultation and clinical capacity building from a distance.
The work of PNM is predicated on the following World Health Organization’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
Goal 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize global partnership for sustainable development.
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Where does PNM work?
We currently have ongoing projects in St. Lucia, Kenya, and Rwanda.
Who volunteers with PNM?
We work with interprofessional teams of health professionals including Physical Therapists, Nurses, Orthoptists, Respiratory Therapists, Physicians, and other allied health disciplines for our clinical teams. We work with credentialed female soccer coaches for our community based programs.
How is each project managed?
Each project has a team lead who travels with the team and coordinates screening, volunteer orientation, and all in-country aspects of the work.
How much does it cost?
PNM is a volunteer organization. We do not charge a volunteer fee, however it is our expectation that volunteers actively participate in our fundraising efforts to defray in-country project expenses. Volunteers are responsible for their airfare to our project sites. PNM is currently in the process of applying for charitable status with the Canada Revenue Agency.
Do I need insurance?
Yes. PNM clinical volunteers should possess malpractice insurance. All volunteers must purchase travel medical and evacuation insurance prior to trip departure.
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