Ophthalmology Trainer in Central Asia
A brief window of opportunity to give support to an existing eyecare project. Provide external teaching and training for local trainee ophthalmologists, opticians and optometrists for at least 2-4 weeks.
Help maintain high standard of ophthalmic care in clinical and surgical practices and procedures, in the outpatients' clinic, on wards and in the operating theatre.
Help us to improve doctors' training and accreditation programme through supervision, assessment and direction to medical staff.
Qualities & Gifts Sought
Professional ophthalmologist; graduate of accredited ophthalmology programme, and board accreditation (or equivalent).
Ability to teach theory and demonstrate clinical or surgical principles and procedures to international professional standards. Knowledge and experience of eyecare in a developing country would be helpful.
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About Medical Ministry
WEC International has been involved in development through medical
work from its beginnings in the 1920s – in the Congo, the Amazon, and
WEC helps local churches run clinics and hospitals, offering expertise in fields like HIV-AIDS, ophthalmology, midwifery and dentistry. Our medical staff have served in several countries across Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Central America.
What's it like to be a medical missionary?
"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." (a midwife)
"I have loved my time at Sibanor with WEC. I have had the opportunity to learn new skills, develop in confidence as a doctor, and grow in my Christian faith. It has been a huge privilege to be welcomed by the Gambian people and to serve alongside the amazing missionary team here." (Dr Will)
Dr Helen Roseveare, who developed hospitals in the Congo, and overcame incredible challenges, said 'Jesus is worth it'.
WECer Maud Kells OBE from Northern Ireland pioneered nursing training in the Congo