LocationMakerere University & Mulago Hospital, Kampala, UGANDA & Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy (HUMP), Hue, VIETNAM
Contact:   Kim Rodgers , Volunteer Placement Coordinator
[May 25, 2017]  - Health Volunteers Overseas is pleased to announce the launch of two new obstetrics and gynecology (Ob-Gyn) projects in Uganda and Vietnam. At Makerere University and Mulago Hospital in Kampala, Uganda, HVO volunteers will improve the knowledge and skills of the Ob-Gyn faculty, clinicians and trainees. At Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy (HUMP) Hospital in Vietnam, volunteers will work to both improve the knowledge and skills of HUMP Ob-Gyn staff and specialists and improve Ob-Gyn postgraduate training.
Uganda Sites
In Kampala, Uganda, HVO volunteers will improve the knowledge and skills of Ob-Gyn faculty, clinicians and trainees at Makerere University and Mulago Hospital by delivering continuing education courses and simulation sessions, as well as coordinating journal clubs. Volunteers may also provide clinical and surgical training in the areas of laparoscopy, ultrasound, operative vaginal delivery, pudendal anesthesia, fetal heart rate monitoring and other areas as requested. In addition to didactic instruction, hands-on clinical training and continuing education, HVO volunteers will work with local Ob-Gyn staff to provide mentorship, update and prepare teaching materials, and attend rounds .
Vietnam Sites
In Hue, Vietnam, volunteers will work to increase the knowledge and skills of HUMP Ob-Gyn staff and specialists through continuing education, lectures and clinical training. Volunteers will also work to improve Ob-Gyn postgraduate training at HUMP. In addition, volunteers will collaborate with local Ob-Gyn staff to conduct scientific research and to provide mentorship in research design, methodology, data analysis and manuscript preparation for submission to scientific journals in various areas. Volunteers will also provide lectures, clinical supervision and surgical teaching, as well as act as mentors and can assist students with their studies and writing papers.

HVO’s Ob-Gyn projects are supported by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).
Volunteers must be board-certified obstetricians and gynecologists with a current license. At least 10 years of experience preferred for volunteers to HUMP, although 5 years or more may be considered. Academic and teaching experience is recommended for both sites. Final year residents will be considered if they are accompanied by a faculty member. Retired volunteers are accepted at the project at HUMP. Assignments to Makerere University & Mulago Hospital in Kampala, Uganda are a minimum of 1 week. Assignments to HUMP in Hue, Vietnam are 2-3 weeks .
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