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Physician volunteering in rural South Africa

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Tshemba Foundation

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 1 person is interested
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Do you want to make a difference? Are you interested in volunteering your medical expertise to improve rural health?

The Tshemba Foundation aims to increase access to health care in under-resourced communities in the northeastern region of South Africa. To further this aim, Tshemba has established a medical volunteering program where doctors offer clinical support to patients in a public hospital and local clinics, and provide education and training to local medical staff.

Tshemba is now appealing to doctors around the world to help it address a critical health care gap in rural South Africa where doctor shortages are posing substantial challenges to adequate health care. We welcome interest from all potential volunteers; however, the current greatest need in the area is for Family physicians, Obstetricians/Gynaecologists, Paediatricians, Internists, General Surgeons and Anesthesiologists.

Volunteers will experience a stimulating and challenging working environment, treat conditions and cases not usually seen in urban areas, and help leave a legacy of improved quality of care by sharing knowledge and skills with local staff who are eager to learn.

Volunteers, and their partners, are given accommodations in a secure, beautiful lodge situated in a "Big 5" conservation area, free of charge, where they can safely rest, relax and take in the peaceful wonders around them.

Doctors who have volunteered with Tshemba tell us that they have been re-energized and transformed by the experience, and their passion for medicine reignited.

If you have any questions or would like to further discuss volunteering your time, please contact us at info@tshembafoundation.org

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About Tshemba Foundation

Location:

Stand 258, Moditlo Estate, Limpopo 1380, ZA

Mission Statement

The Tshemba Foundation is a non-profit organization that aims to improve access to health care in under-resourced communities in the northeastern region of South Africa. To further this aim, Tshemba has established a medical volunteering program where doctors offer clinical support to patients in a public hospital and local clinics, and provide education and training to local medical staff.

Description

Our unique offering provides volunteers with full secure accommodation, an African-bush experience and an opportunity to make a difference. We place the doctors and healthcare professionals where they are most needed.

Health & Medicine
International

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Stand 258Moditlo EstateModitlo Estate, 1380South Africa

(-24.50523,31.03321)
 

SKILLS

  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Pediatrics
  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare
  • Physician
  • Children Medical Services

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Currently, placement lengths are flexible. We look forward to hosting you whether you can come for a few weeks or a few months.
  • In order to practice in South Africa, all physicians are required to first register with the Health Professionals Council of South Africa (HPCSA). We assist volunteers with the registration process with the HPCSA.

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