The vacancies listed on this page are only a small part of available openings. Visit our website at www.healthserve.org
for a more detailed list or contact some of the agencies themselves for details of other vacant posts. Agencies usually require you to be a UK based national with your own financial and prayer support. The contact details given here are to enable you to research the post. If you want to be kept abreast of needs as we hear of them, log on to www.healthserve.org
and sign up for email alerts to be sent to you as new vacancies go on line.
Short Term Medical Teams (Two week trips) BMS World Mission will be taking a multidisciplinary capacity building medical team to the Christian Hospital at Chandraghona in Bangladesh for 2 weeks in the Autumn 2005 and are also planning to take a community based team to Uganda in 2006.
CMF members have been involved in these teams. They are highly recommended Contact: Ruth Robinson,
Tel: 01235 517654 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SIM are planning a 2 week field trip to observe and experience healthcare in a cross cultural setting at Mseleni Hospital, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa in mid August. The team will be lead by a CMF member, Peter Jackson and his wife Ruth. Recently retired, they have had mission experience in West Africa. Contact: Tel: 01449 766464
For other such short term opportunities: Visit the HealthServe Pages at www.healthserve.org
Locum Surgeon needed urgently in Bangladesh (4 -5 weeks)
One of our members overseas, Mark
Pietroni writes: LAMB Hospital, Bangladesh, is looking for cover for its surgeon who will be on leave from late July to late August 2005 Contact: Dr Mark Pietroni, Email: email@example.com
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Tsunami Response (3 months) The Church Mission Society (CMS) is looking for Doctors, particularly Psychiatrists willing to work for 3 months+ in India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Thailand. Team and Individual placements identified by partner churches in the region. Self funded welcome, but finance should not be a barrier, accommodation and flights provided. Contact: Stuart Buchanan, CMS, Partnership House, 157 Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8UU, United Kingdom. Tel: 020 7803 3348 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pakistan (3 years) A female Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
and a General Surgeon (either sex) are urgently needed by the Diocese of Hyderabad, Church of Pakistan to work at Kunri Christian Hospital on a 3 years contract (negotiable). A female Surgeon must be willing and able to cover O&G and the Obstetrician & Gynaecologist be willing to undertake some general surgery. Accommodation provided otherwise self supporting Contact: Dr Jacob Zahiruddin, Kunri Christian Hospital District, District of Mirpurkhas, Pakistan. Tel: +02382 78488 Email: email@example.com
South Africa (1 year or more) A Doctor is needed as part of the team at Ingwavuma Orphan Care for one year or longer. The work includes support and supervision for the lay home based carers: daily village visiting and provision of basic medical care. ‘We believe in holistic care which includes prayer and planning for care of the children after the parent has died’. With ARVs round the corner, the project will need to adapt also to provide treatment support for those who take these drugs. Knowledge of palliative care and HIV/AIDS an advantage. Basic salary provided. Zulu can be learnt on the Job! Contact: Dr Ann Barnard.
Tel: +27 35 5910793 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Uganda (2-3 years) Doctor is required at Rugarama Health
Centre on a 2-3 year contract from June 2005. He/she will head a team of 39 medical and 29 non-medical staff, assisted by 4 Clinical Officers (nurse practitioners). Suggested 5 years post- graduate experience, preferably with GP training and some tropical medicine and surgical experience are needed.
Free housing but utilities will be paid for by the occupant. It is hoped that an expatriate doctor would be able to raise their own funds from supporting church and individuals. Contact: Dr Rachelle Sanderson, Rugarama Health Centre, Diocese of Kigezi, PO Box 3, Kabale, Uganda. Tel: +256 77 333 580 Email: email@example.com
Urgent need of Ophthalmic Equipment
A member knows of a national doctor training in ophthalmology, planning to set up a mobile Eye Clinic work based at Galmi Hospital, Niger and in need of equipment to do so – new or secondhand - to purchase or as donations. If you can help or advise, Contact: Dr Jessica Whitworth. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Events and Courses
Serving God overseas as a Healthcare Professional - Saturday 9th July 2005 A day Conference at Oak Hill College in North London, for those thinking about working overseas, looking at the practical issues in modern healthcare and medical mission. Developing Health Course, 3rd-15th July 2005 also at Oak Hill College CMF’s highly recommended two week
residential course for those already working overseas - to refresh and update their skills and for those preparing to go abroad who want to acquire new skills relevant to working in a resource poor environment.
Details of both events and application forms can be found at www.healthserve.org
under Developing Health Course and Other Courses and Events.
The use of medicinal plants in the tropics - 9-11th September 2005 Run by Action for Natural Medicine (Anamed) at Barnes Close Conference Centre, Worcester. Cost £90. One of the facilitators, Simon Challand, is a CMF member recently returned from Tanzania.
The seminars will be practical and interactive, covering such topics as: The scientific and cultural basis for the use of medicinal plants; Self reliance in health, using medicinal plants; Treatment of common health problems including malaria, diarrhoea, burns and HIV.
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