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Volunteer with CMMB in Zambia

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ORGANIZATION: Idealist.org

Recruiting Organization: CMMB

Contact & Application:

Apply Online at: https://cmmb.org/get-involved/volunteer/

Email: volunteer@cmmb.org


Opportunities:

Are you seeking a volunteer opportunity where you can make a huge difference to women, children and communities in Zambia? CMMB is seeking professionals who are looking for the following positions to serve in community based healthcare programs to improve the health and well-being of the most vulnerable:

  • Medical Doctor:
  • Function as a part of the care delivery team through efficient use of resources and skills to provide direct patient care of clinical patients for designated specialty. Provide an educational role to staff and community to build health system capacity.
  • Nurse (RN or BSN), Nurse Practitioner:
  • Consult and coordinate with healthcare team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care plans and update medical history and progress notes. Provide mentorship and guidance to facility staff to build health system capacity.
  • Midwives:
  • Perform essential sexual, reproductive, maternal and newborn health services to members of the community.
  • Occupational and Physical Therapist:
  • Provide rehabilitation and goal-oriented therapy, as well as educate patients and families to facilitate at home care. Provide guidance to staff on therapeutic options.
  • Public Health Generalist:
  • Collaborate with health specialists and civic groups to determine community health needs and co-develop need-based goals and assist with the planning and implementation of projects.
  • MNCH Expert:
  • Design and implement educational health programs for communities focused on maternal and child health.


Program Description:

CMMB - Healthier Lives Worldwide is an international, faith-based NGO providing long-term, co-operative, medical and development aid to communities affected by poverty and unequal access to healthcare. For over a century, we have worked to strengthen and support communities through healthcare programs and initiatives, the distribution of medicines and medical supplies, and the placement of volunteers.

CMMB’s Volunteer Program addresses the critical need for professionals in areas that lack sufficient resources for quality preventive and curative health services, especially for women and children. Our Volunteer Program has placed thousands of practitioners around the world to help develop and implement community health interventions, work at local hospitals and health facilities, conduct clinical training for host country counterparts, and deliver essential medicines and supplies. The ultimate goal of CMMB's Volunteer Program is to support our country teams and local healthcare workers by sending volunteers that are dedicated to strengthening local health systems and supporting a pattern of sustainable development.


CMMB in Zambia:

CMMB Zambia has engaged and integrated communities in project planning and implementation in all 10 of Zambia’s provinces to strengthen health-seeking behaviors within families and communities and to improve access to and utilization of health services. CMMB has implemented programs aimed at improving the lives of vulnerable and underserved populations, collaborating with partners to provide life-saving medicines and medical equipment, health services, and health promotion initiatives to better the lives of vulnerable Zambians. Most recently, programs have focused on maternal and child health (including nutrition); community-based HIV prevention, including prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT); child protection, by strengthening systems and families; and voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC).

CMMB’s global strategy strives to improve health outcomes for women and children through its Children and Mothers Partnerships (CHAMPS) program. Each local program site is based at a local health facility and embodies CMMB’s commitment to work in that catchment area over 15 years. In Zambia, CHAMPS got its start in 2014 with a base at Mwandi Mission Hospital, in partnership with the Mwandi District Medical Office. There, activities work to: reduce maternal and child morbidity and mortality; improve nutritional outcomes; prevent HIV and provide adherence support to adults and children living with HIV; refer women with chronic illness for care and treatment; improve water and sanitation; increase livelihoods, reducing poverty and increasing families’ capacity to nurture their children and send them to school; and prevent and promote early detection and treatment of common childhood killers: diarrhea, pneumonia, malaria.


Placement Site: Mwandi, Zambia

Mwandi is a small, traditional and rural town, located on the edge of the Kalihari Desert. The Lozi people are the main inhabitants of the Western Province. There is water and power available at the hospital and the volunteer accommodations. Language can be more of an issue here, given the rural environment, but there are interpreters on the ground to help facilitate communication between the local people and the volunteers.

Learn More: http://mwandimission.org/, http://mwandi-mission.awardspace.com/Hospital.html, https://cmmb.org/country-office/zambia/


Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Medical professionals must have licensures in good standing, minimum Bachelor’s degree
  • Ability to perform in resource-limited working conditions, adaptable
  • Ability to work collaboratively and professionally while navigating cultural and language barriers
  • Ability to be flexible and prioritize projects and tasks effectively; self-starter; takes initiative
  • Problem solver, able to identify needs, and develop solutions
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills, strong communication skills
  • Familiarity and interest in global health issues, especially maternal and child health

Benefits & Conditions:Each international volunteer who serves 6 months or longer in the field receives a round-trip ticket to their placement site, housing, a monthly stipend, insurance coverage, storytelling and fundraising training, and the opportunity to contribute to vital community development initiatives for under-served populations while building a longstanding legacy for the community. Volunteers are required to share stories from the field and cover part of the cost of their placement through fundraising ($5,000).


Contact & Application:

Apply online at: https://cmmb.org/get-involved/volunteer/

Email: volunteer@cmmb.org

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