From time to time Maternity Africa needs volunteer midwives and obstetricians to come to Tanzania (or to our sister organisations in Ethiopia) for periods of up to one year (minimum typically three months). The applicant doctor needs to have a post-graduate qualification in obstetrics and gynaecology; the midwife applicant must have qualifications in midwifery and at least two years of clinical experience prior to placement.  Preference will be given to those applicants who already have experience of working in low-resource settings.

Maternity Africa volunteers will be responsible for significant elements of running the maternity unit at Kivulini Maternity Centre.   They will also help support referral networks, and help to manage communication and transport for high risk patients, and those facing complications during labour.

They will also need to train local health workers – including midwives, nurses, health officers and doctors – to increase their knowledge, sills and understanding and to proficiently perform emergency obstetric interventions.  Stipends may be payable for some positions.  Accommodation is provided on site.

If you are interested, please email info@maternityafrica.org.



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