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Uganda

Would you like to make a difference in the lives of thousands of African children? Are you interested in developing world medicine? Would you like a chance to use you weekends to visit spectacular national parks and go on safaris? Would you like a chance to do something very different to your regular practice? Well this may be for you.
 

When: January/February 2016 for a period of 12 months (or two doctors for six months each)
 

Where: Maranatha Health is not-for-profit Christian organisation who run a clinic located in Fort Portal in Western Uganda, a four-hour drive from the capital Kampala. Fort Portal is a beautiful tourist and university town set in the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains and is close to a range of tourist attractions and major national parks. Quality accommodation can be arranged prior to arrival.
 

They are are looking for doctors who have an interest in developing world medicine. GPs, Physicians or Paediatricians would be ideal but generalists with three or more years experience and those in training programs would also be suitable.
 

Maranatha Health is an organisation started by Australian GP Dr Michael Findlay and his wife. It has been running in Uganda for five years. They have a 30-bed clinic which focuses on children but does admit adults as well. They have a reasonable lab and pharmacy, an ultrasound, an HIV/AIDS clinic and offer a good standard of care. They see around 50 patients a day with 20+ patients admitted at any given time.
 

They currently have a UK generalist doctor working with them and further help is required due to Dr Findlay returning to Australia for personal reasons for up to 12 months. Dr Findlay will be available to provide ongoing Skype and email support.
 

The job is focused on providing curative and preventative Health Services, especially in the area of Maternal and Child Health. The key objectives for this role include:

> Diagnosis, treatment and quality management of patients at the facility

> Providing  oversight, teaching and support to the clinical team, particularly a team of clinical officers (much like nursing practitioners)

> Working in OPD and conducting daily ward rounds 

> Liaising with the Lab Technician to ensure results are reviewed and necessary follow up provided

> Sitting on a six-person management team to assist with HR decision making and other organisational issues that arise.

> Offering on-call support via phone and attending the clinic if required during sociable hours.


Normal hours are 8:30am—5pm, Monday to Friday, and leave can be negotiated with the current doctor. They will provide a living allowance, use of a vehicle and medical registration.
 

What you will need: visa, immunisations, some extra money for tourism activities.
 

For more information please visit their website

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