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.
Now that the Ebola outbreak is over in Sierra Leone, we are once again recruiting volunteers to support our work in Kambia. More information is available below about what it is like being a volunteer in Kambia, the support we provide and how you can apply. If you have any questions about volunteering, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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Successful volunteers will be placed at Kambia Government Hospital and will work across the following core areas:
Volunteers going for 6 months or more will have the following costs covered by The Kambia Appeal:
We no longer offer short term volunteering placements of less than 6 months, though have some flexibility if you fall short of the 6 month minimum by only a matter of weeks.
Please note that the volunteer opportunities offered as part of this programme are only available to UK-based health professionals.
Prior to selection volunteers must meet the following requirements:
Essential: You MUST be UK-based health care workers and have at least 2 years postgraduate experience
Desirable: Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene or Diploma in Tropical Nursing, previous experience of working abroad, teaching experience, quality improvement experience.
Selection of volunteers is based on:
Complete our application form and send it along with your CV to email@example.com. We will confirm receipt of your application within 7-10 days.
We review applications twice a year, in order to recruit volunteers for the subsequent months. SPECIAL NOTE: we accept and review applications from paediatric doctors/nurses, obstetricians and midwives throughout the year, and we will review applications from these specialists at any time.