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Are you interested in joining a worldwide movement that is empowering the poor in their fight for equal access to healthcare, education and a safe home?

If so, MEDLIFE UCL is the society for you!

MEDLIFE stands for '‘Medicine, Education and Development for Low-Income Families Everywhere.’ MEDLIFE is a global charity, currently working in South America and Africa, which seeks to improve the overall health and welfare of families and communities in need. To do this, MEDLIFE runs Mobile Medical Clinics and Development Projects staffed by locals and assisted by essential student volunteers. This is where MEDLIFE UCL comes in...

We are looking for passionate individuals who are interested in joining the movement by participating in one of MEDLIFE's Service Learning Trips in South America or Africa. Joining the society will allow you to learn how to fundraise for one of these trips in order to support the charity. The money raised goes directly to the local practitioners whom you will get a chance to meet. You can be from any year and any discipline to take part - there is no need to be from a medical background. The society will also be running various speaker events and local volunteering opportunities for members to understand the importance of sustainability when it comes to volunteering. Without a doubt, there will be exciting socials and collaborations with other MEDLIFE societies in other London universities such as King's!

In June 2019, we took a group of UCL students to Kilimanjaro, Tanzania where we took part in a Mobile Medical Clinic and a Development Project. Over the course of the week, 702 patients were seen who had no other access to affordable healthcare. 25 of these were placed into MEDLIFE’s follow-up care programme so that they will continue to get the care they need. We also helped to build a school library which we hope will inspire the children in their learning.

We hope to organise a Service Learning Trip to Lima Peru in the summer of 2020. We hope that you will join us in the fight for a world free from the constraints of poverty!

Date established: 
April 2018