Locum Doctor – Gambia
Join WEC's clinic providing primary healthcare services including antenatal, maternity, paediatric and adult medical care. Share responsibility for the ward and care for all the patients out-of-hours.
You will be allocated to either the general outpatient clinic or the HIV clinic for routine clinic duties.
Be responsible for teaching, maintaining clinical standards in the clinic and developing relationships with other healthcare providers in the Gambia. It will take at least six months to feel you are really contributing, so ideally stay for longer.
Develop relationships with the muslim staff and young people in the villagers, help identify those interested in the gospel. Would suit a Solo Trek placement.
Qualities & Gifts Sought
Doctor with ideally at least one year's postgraduate experience. Able to work independently when on-call. Experience in obstetrics, gynaecology, paediatrics or general practice is particularly helpful.
A diploma in tropical medicine is helpful, but not essential. Fluent in English.
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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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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.
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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