Volunteer

Occasionally, we have opportunities for volunteers to work with us here at Maternity Africa.

Check out the Q&A below to see if this would be a good fit for you.

Q&A

Q: What volunteer positions do you have open?

A: We are looking for volunteer midwives and obstetricians.

Q: For how long would I volunteer?

A: Volunteers may come for periods of up to one year. Most volunteers typically work with us for a minimum of three months.

Q: Do I need to have any particular qualifications? A: Volunteer doctors need to have a post-graduate qualification on obstetrics and gynaecology. Volunteer midwives 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 working in low-resource settings.

Q: Where will I be working?

A: Volunteers will be work with us either in Tanzania or at one of our sister organisations in Ethiopia.

Q: Is there any compensation?

A: Stipends may be available for some positions.

Q: Where will I stay?

A: Maternity Africa provides accommodation on-site.

Q: How do I apply to volunteer?

A: Please contact us at info@maternityafrica.org expressing your interest in working with us.

Maternity Africa volunteers will be responsible for significant aspects of the maternity unity at the Kivulini Maternity Centre. They will also support referral networks and help manage communication and transport for high risk patients and those facing complications during labour. Volunteers may also help train local health workers, including midwives, nurses, health officers and doctors to build upon existing knowledge and skills.

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

 

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International Breastfeeding Week (1 to 7 August 2020)

International Breastfeeding Week (1 to 7 August 2020)

An article published recently in International Journal of Pediatrics states that  "A majority of the mothers [surveyed in Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania] were positive towards breastfeeding. They believed that it prevents child sickness, creates happiness, and is good...

Irene and her twins

Irene and her twins

Here is Irene, 25. She lives with her husband, 30. Irene works as a housewife, and her husband is a driver. Irene arrived at Kivulini Maternity Centre a few days ago with labour contractions, and knowing that twins were on the way. She wanted to deliver them safely....

Teenage pregnancy programme

Teenage pregnancy programme

Teenage pregnancy continues to be prevalent in Tanzania.  As United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) reports here, “when a girl becomes pregnant, her life can change radically. Her education ends and her job prospects diminish. She becomes more vulnerable to poverty...

Triplets discharged

Triplets discharged

Rehema delivered her triplets at Kivulini Maternity Centre on 4 June - read here for that story. Her babies were small, so Maternity Africa cared for them in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Together with their mum, they were discharged a few days ago. Thanks to the...

Rare occurrence – husband attends birth

Rare occurrence – husband attends birth

Meet Neema (27) and husband Sudi (31). Neema is a housewife and Sudi works in a factory at the village of Kisongo, close to Kivulini Maternity Centre. They have a three-year-old child.Sudi agreed with his wife that during delivery he would like to be with her to offer...

Help a young mum like Amina to give birth safely

Help a young mum like Amina to give birth safely

This is Amina, who is 16 years old. She comes from a village close to Kivulini Maternity Centre. She delivered her firstborn, a son with Maternity Africa. Amina just completed primary school. The man who got her pregnant abandoned her after her first month of...

Safe delivery for Nembris after three deaths

Safe delivery for Nembris after three deaths

Nembris lost three of her babies. She used to deliver her babies at home, and they were very big when they were born. They did not survive because they were weak after delivery.Nembris is 26, and had one other baby living. She is the second of two wives. She arrived...

Triplets

Triplets

Thurday 4 June was a special day at Maternity Africa’s Kivulini Maternity Centre, with healthy triplets born to Mary (31).  Already a mother of two boys, Thursday’s delivery added two girls and another boy to Mary’s family. Mary has no job, and her husband does casual...

Over 200 deliveries in one month for the first time

Over 200 deliveries in one month for the first time

Maternity Africa hit a new record of 231 deliveries in May 2020 - almost double the number in May 2019 (119) and over 60 more than last month (169). This indicates the huge and immense effort from all of Maternity Africa's dedicated staff, even with all of the social...

Celebrating International Nurses Day

Celebrating International Nurses Day

Celebrating International Nurses Day earlier this week, Maternity Africa's Kivulini Maternity Centre continued providing pre- and post-natal care, and delivering babies. Pictured is Rozalia, one of our nurses, who also celebrated with others in the nearby city of...

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