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Doctor for primary health & HIV clinic – Gambia

WEC's clinic provides primary healthcare services includes antenatal, maternity, paediatric and adult medical care. There's also a small ward and specialist HIV clinic. Join the medical team, providing primary healthcare services to the Sibanor region. Out-of-hours, share responsibility for the ward and care of all patients, allocating them to either general outpatient clinic or the HIV clinic.

Take responsibility for teaching, maintaining clinical standards and developing relationships with other healthcare providers in the Gambia. Develop relationships with the muslim staff and villagers, and be involved in discipleship activities within the community, working closely with the Gambian church. Identify patients and their families interested in the gospel.

Qualities & Gifts Sought

At least one year's postgraduate experience, since no backup is available when on-call. Experience in obstetrics, gynaecology, paediatrics or general practice particularly helpful. A diploma in tropical medicine helpful but not essential.

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About Medical ministry

WEC has been involved in medical work from its beginnings in the Congo, the Amazon and the Himalayas. Our members today run clinics and hospitals, offer expertise in fields like HIV-AIDS, ophthalmology, midwifery, dentistry, etc in several countries across Africa, Asia, and the Americas.

One midwifery nurse writes: "Three mornings a week I work at a local hospital. Together with a local nurse we encourage women with newborn babies to breastfeed their infant. We have only a few minutes with each mother yet it is a great opportunity to share God’s love with these young women at a very special, precious and at the same time vulnerable moment of their lives. … The midwives in the maternity hospital there have asked for more training in dealing with complicated deliveries."

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About Gambia

The Gambia in West Africa is surrounded by Senegal and the Atlantic Ocean. Its area is 10,689 sq kilometres with a population of nearly 1,900,000. The Gambia River flows through the centre of the country and into the Atlantic Ocean. Banjul is the Gambian capital, and the largest cities are Serekunda and Brikama.
[source: Wikipedia]

WEC's mission statement: Reaching out together in word and deed to share God’s love in the Gambia.

In the Gambia, WEC international co-operates with different government departments, non-governmental organisations and charitable organisations to support national development efforts and capacity building through its holistic ministries.

WEC international in the Gambia is registered with the government as an NGO (Non-Governmental Organisation) since 1966. We have established different social programmes in order to contribute to the development efforts of the government and other stakeholders. We have projects in agriculture, medical work, education and youth, and literacy.

[source: WEC International website]

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Position Type
Health & Medical

Contract Type
Permanent i Ideal commitment is at least 2 years or longer

Location
Sibanor
Gambia
Africa
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