OB-GYN: Volunteer with CMMB in South Sudan

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ORGANIZATION: CMMB

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Are you an OB-GYN wanting to make a huge difference to women, children and communitiesin South Sudan? Join our CMMB team in South Sudan! OB-GYNs are invited to joinour community health programs to improve the health and wellbeing of the most vulnerable.

Volunteer Position: OB-GYN

Term: 3-12 Months

Locations: Nzara, South Sudan

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. Focusing on women’s and children health, our Children and Mothers Partnerships program (CHAMPS) provides effective support-and life-saving medical care-for pregnant women and newborns in eight communities across Haiti, Kenya, Peru, South Sudan, and Zambia. With a commitment to dignity and sustainability, we work at both the community and clinical levels in these targeted communities to strengthen health services and address the leading causes of maternal and child death.

CMMB’s Volunteer Program addresses the critical need for professionals in areas that lack sufficient resources for quality preventive and curative health services. For over a century, 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 South Sudan:

CMMB has been working in the Republic of South Sudan, the world’s newest nation, since 2009. South Sudan has recently suffered from devastating civil conflict that has destroyed social services and health infrastructure. Compounding matters, conflict in countries bordering South Sudan has also spilled over into the country. CMMB currently works in Mvolo, Ezo, Yambio and Ibba counties in the greater Western Equatoria region.

Program areas include the assessment of health service delivery capacity; child protection and family reunification; gender-based violence prevention and survivor counseling; HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment; refugee health services; and safe motherhood.

CMMB’s CHAMPS areas in South Sudan serve the towns and surrounding areas of Ezo, Nzara, and Yambio. The initiative focuses on safe motherhood, child protection, safe water and sanitation, and women’s empowerment. CMMB provides HIV/AIDS care and treatment and community health workers conduct health information sessions, testing and adherence counseling. The CMMB team provides training and mentorship to local healthcare workers and water committees and manages the supply and distribution of medications and water purification tablets.

Oasis Camp LTD, Plot 19 and 20, Nile, Juba, South Sudan, 211.927.393.607

Country Director:Chris Necker, cnecker@cmmb.org

Placement Site: Nzara, South Sudan

Nzara is a town with a population, including surrounding villages, of around 100,000. It is approximately 20km from the state capital of Gbudue, Yambio, which has a population of around 300,000.

The town has no infrastructure in terms of services such as electricity, water and gas. All the services are obtained on a house to house level, with use of solar power and bore holes. The road network is basic, hard, impacted mud roads which perform surprisingly well during periods of heavy rain.

There are a few bars and places providing live football streams, but in essence there are no local cultural venues. There are simple marketplaces offering fresh fruit and vegetables and other basic items.

Position Summary:

OB-GYNs will support CMMB’s mission by working with local communities’ health facilities to provide expertise, capacity building, and education to local staff. As an OB-GYN, you will test, treat, diagnose, and monitor disorders and illnesses related to women's health and their reproductive systems. You will perform exams and procedures, counsel patients during prenatal, natal and postnatal periods. You will ensure each case is handled with proper ethical standards and practices.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Volunteers work directly with hospital leadership and clinical staff on health service delivery, capacity building, on-the-job training and various outreach projects within the community setting
  • Provide prevention of mother-to-child transmission and provide treatment to HIV-positive pregnant women
  • Care for patients suffering sexual violence-related injuries
  • Specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases and disorders that affect women, such as breast cancer, cervical cancer and menopause. 
  • Provide healthcare for women related to reproductive health; provide health care before, during and after pregnancy, and deliver babies
  • Examine patients, order diagnostic tests and make diagnoses
  • Collect and document patient medical histories and provide counseling on diet, hygiene, sexual health, and disease prevention.
  • Monitor patients’ conditions and progress, and reevaluate treatment as necessary
  • Provide primary care as needed
  • Plan, implement and administer health programs in hospitals or communities for prevention and treatment of injuries or illnesses
  • Operate on patients to correct deformities, repair injuries, prevent and treat diseases, or improve or restore patients’ functions.

Qualifications & Skill Requirements:

  • Must be 21 years of age or over
  • Relevant M.D or D.O degree required
  • Current, active license to practice medicine in good standing with licensing body
  • Board Certification
  • Minimum 1 year of experience as an independent licensed practitioner
  • Knowledge of professional and ethical standard of healthcare delivery and practice
  • Capacity to administer treatment to patients while dealing with them in a sympathetic and tactful manner
  • Experience working with midwives
  • Able to perform caesarean sections and other surgical procedures as needed to preserve patients’ health and deliver babies safely
  • Experience in emergency surgeries and with complicated deliveries
  • Training in tropical medicine and/or infectious diseases (especially HIV/AIDS, TB)
  • Familiarity and interest in global health issues, especially maternal and child health issues
  • Familiarity and interest in public and community health or preventative medicine
  • Ability to work and live with a diverse group of professionals
  • Willingness to endure resource-limited working conditions and evening/weekend hours
  • International experience or experience working in developing countries is preferred
  • Experience as a supervisor, manager, teacher, trainer and/or any relevant leadership activities is preferred

Interested? Apply today!

Benefits & Conditions: Each international volunteer who serves 3months 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/contributions.

To Apply:Submit an application online at www.cmmb.org/volunteer

Contact:Email:volunteer@cmmb.orgPhone: 212-242-7757

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About CMMB

Location:

1212 Avenue of the Americas, Floor 11, New York, NY 10036, US

Mission Statement

Inspired by the example of Jesus, CMMB works in partnership globally to deliver locally sustainable, quality health solutions to women, children, and their communities.

Description

CMMB is a leading faith-based NGO focused exclusively on global health care for the world’s poor, by building healthy, sustainable communities through community engagement and partnerships. Now entering its second century, CMMB is committed to integrating and focusing its programming around saving the lives of children and mothers by concentrating on leading causes of mortality in targeted communities.

Building around a new CHAMPS (CHildren And Mother PartnershipS) model, CMMB works at both the community and clinical levels in these targeted communities to strengthen health services and address the leading causes of maternal and child death. CMMB has committed to develop 20 CHAMPS sites by 2020, incorporating at least 3 in Haiti, Kenya, Peru, South Sudan, and Zambia.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Faith-Based
Health & Medicine
Children & Youth, Faith-Based, Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Nzara, 10036South Sudan

(4.63401,28.26436)
 

SKILLS

  • Physician
  • Children Medical Services
  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare
  • Pediatrics

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3-12, flexible

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