Maud Hardy, midwife from Leeds, teaching basic maternal health and midwifery skills to Kambia MCHAs in May 2011 as part of the International Health Link Funding Scheme.

Volunteer Programme

Since the very beginning of The Kambia Appeal, our relationship with Kambia has been based on visits to Sierra Leone by medical personnel from the UK. Such visits have provided training for local hospital staff and district health workers, as well as much needed clinical work at the hospital.

During the period 2013 – 2015 we were awarded an HPS grant, funded by UK DFID and THET. The aim of the programme was to improve health outcomes and quality of healthcare delivery within Kambia District by empowering UK health volunteers through skill sharing to train and teach local healthcare workers, develop quality improvement tools, and provide clinical support. In addition to this we strive to contribute to the personal and professional development of UK health volunteers with an opportunity to volunteer in a resource poor setting and further develop their skills and abilities. 

See what our returned long-term volunteers said about their experiences of working and teaching in Kambia in a film made last year.

We are currently in the process of agreeing our future projects with our partners in Kambia, and are therefore not recruiting volunteers for the time being.

Volunteering in Kambia

Watch our previous films about volunteering in Kambia

 

 4 minute film:

14 minute film:

 

What have our volunteers achieved in Kambia?

Previous volunteers were placed at Kambia Government Hospital to work across the following core areas:

  • Teaching/training local staff
  • Quality improvement activities
  • Clinical support
  • Community health education
  • Support the wider activities of the Kambia Appeal within Kambia District

 

 

The Kambia Appeal 62 Oxmoor, Abbeydale, Gloucester GL4 5XW

UK Charity number: 1014034

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