Overseas

June 2017

Samaritan's Purse

3 Week Deployments - Emergency Field Hospital Northern Iraq

Samaritan’s Purse is a non-profit, Christian organisation providing emergency relief and development assistance to suffering people around the world. Samaritan’s Purse is meeting the physical needs of victims of war, famine, natural disaster and poverty and disease with the aim of demonstrating God’s love and sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ. The aid and assistance are given without regard to the race, creed, gender, religion, or ethnicity of the beneficiaries.

The Samaritan’s Purse Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) is currently caring for critically injured children and adults at our Emergency Field Hospital (EFH) on the plains of Nineveh in Iraq. We are treating patients injured by gunfire, land mines, car bombings, and improvised explosives as the conflict between coalition/Iraqi security forces and ISIS terrorists continues.  To date, our DART has treated more than 1,500 patients, and performed over 825 major surgeries at the EFH.As we prepare to continue to meet the emergent medical needs of this response, we are seeking committed Christian medical professionals to serve.  The following specialties are required to fulfill ongoing needs at our Emergency Field Hospital in Iraq:

  • Trauma/General Surgeons·         

  • Orthopedic Surgeons·        

  •  Anesthesiologists·        

  •  Emergency Medicine Physicians

Deployments are for a minimum period of 3 weeks, from now until the end of August 2017, on a contract basis through International Headquarters in the USA. All travel costs are covered by Samaritan’s Purse Australia. Please note that there is a recruitment process for anyone wishing to serve as a DART member.If you are willing and able to serve, please register to become a DART at https://www.samaritanspurse.org.au/medical-personnel-urgently-needed-iraq/ . 

If you would like more information, or are interested in being kept informed of other medical deployment opportunities with Samaritan’s Purse, please send an email to projects@samaritanspurse.org.au including your name, occupation and a contact phone number.  

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Kalene (Kah-LAY-nee) Mission Hospital

Kalene (Kah-LAY-nee) Mission Hospital is a 160 bed facility in the far NW corner of Zambia, approx 20km from the borders of Angola and DR Congo. It comes under the umbrella of the Christian Brethren, and has drawn missionaries from various countries, including UK, Australia, NZ, USA, and Canada.

We are currently able to offer services in the following areas: general medicine (incl TB & HIV), surgery, obstetrics, outpatients, pharmacy, xray, ultrasound, basic laboratory testing.  We have four main inpatient departments - maternity, female, male and paediatric (with a malnutrition wing). Although we have had no permanent ex-patriate doctor since early 2013, we have been supplied with medical staff through government channels for varying lengths of time. 

Over the last 3 years, it has become clear to the mission staff and hospital administrative staff that Kalene Mission Hospital remains in need of some long-term ex-patriate medical staff to provide a level of stability to the hospital.  However, short- and medium-term visits would also be welcome.  

Contact Details click here

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GP Required for Short Term Trip to Central Asia

Clinics will be run over a 2 week period in villages in a country in Central Asia.  A like minded non government organisation has been running education programs in these villages.  

The other members of the team are arriving on 13 August  and travel by minibus to the village on 14 August.  The clinics will run for each of the next two weeks Mon to Thurs with a three day mountain trip in the middle.

They would leave the village to return to the Capital on Friday 26 August and most of the team plan to leave on 27 August. So the critical dates are to arrive on or before 13 August and to leave on 27 August or later.  A 60 day visitor permit can be given at the airport at not cost.  Registration with AHPRA or your country's medical council is needed so that we can demonstrate that people are genuine GPs.

Fay and Nick Woolfied will be working these clinics with a primary care Paediatrician from the USA.  One more general family doctor would assist greatly. Anyone interested in seeing this part of the world and helping out can contact Fay or Nick (faywoolfield@gmail.com or nickwoolfield@gmail.com).

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From Seed to Trees 

Opportunity of ministry in Belarus

From Seed to Trees is a young mission which is ministering in Eastern Europe. It grew out of a prayer meeting and God clearly indicated that it should become a ministering body. Initially He said "go slow", but the doors are opening. We work in partnership with each of the countries we serve in. Currently FSTT is in three eastern European countries, Romania, Moldova and more recently Belarus, It is also involved in Vietnam in partnership with two other mission groups.It is interesting other opportunities opening. God is on the move and FSTT needs people to help in these areas.

There is an opportunity of ministry in Belarus with the CCX Christian group. It is an affiliate of IFES. Each year it holds two conferences during January / February. The first conference is for Christians and their friends who are unbelievers. The second is directed to International students who mainly come from an Islamic background. Like most countries in Eastern Europe the Christian Bodies are headed in the main by enthusiastic young ladies. There is a wonderful opportunity for Christian lady doctors/dentists to minister. It is possible for the opportunity of being one of the Key Note Speakers.

If you are interested contact Melvyn Dunkin

COSMOS HealthCare is Urgently seeking a Doctor (GP. Registrar etc.)

To be part  of their next volunteer team traveling to Zimbabwe from Apri18-May 9, 2016

If you have a heart to help people in struggling rural communities and enjoy a challenge, then give this a try!

Information Advertisement attached.

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Maranatha Health Uganda is Urgently Seeking a Doctor

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: Jan/Feb 2016 for a period of 12 months (or 2 doctors for 6 months each)

Where: Maranatha Health is not-for-profit Christian organisation who run a clinic located in Fort Portal in Western Uganda, a 4 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.

Who: We are looking for doctors who have an interest in developing world medicine. GPs, Physicians or Paediatricians would be ideal but generalists with 3 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 5 years. We have a 30 bed clinic which focusses on children but does admit adults as well. We have a reasonable lab and pharmacy, an ultrasound, an HIV/AIDS clinic and offer a good standard of care. We see around 50 patients a day with 20+ patients admitted at any given time.

We currently have a UK generalist doctor, Dr Rob Harper from Cambridge, working with us 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 6-person management team to assist with HR decision making and other organizational issues that arise.
  • Offering on-call support via phone and attending the clinic if required during sociable hours.

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

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

More info: Please go to www.maranathahealth.org or email Dr Findlay at Michael.findlay@maranathahealth.org

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Opportunity to help orphans with disability in East Asia

About a year ago the Evergreen SOAR (Special needs Orphaned or Abandoned children's Resources) program which I head up had a unique opportunity to partner with the state orphanage in their province in reforming the care for 54 children aged 3-12 years with intellectual and various disabilities. These children had received no specialised care and are responding terrifically to our intervention but for many of our children there are many pieces still missing in their care. We need medical and dental professionals with experience and training in paediatrics and disability to visit and help assess the children, input on care plans and train carers. To give you an idea of how broad our need is- we still haven't been able to secure a paediatrician to visit and confirm/diagnose the conditions of any of our children.

We hold review and training sessions every 6 months, the next is in late 2017. If this time frame is not convenient or you are interested in future years, please still get in touch. It would be ideal if you could speak mandarin but not essential and it is a self funded opportunity. Please feel free to look up SOAR on the Evergreen webpage: www.evergreenchina.net or get in touch with me directly, Tabatha, at tbroxholme@gmail.com

Also, if you have contacts with allied health professionals with training and experience in disability and pediatrics who might also be interested, please pass on my email address.

Blessings,

Tabatha

SOAR Director 

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 PAPUA NEW GUINEA


1. Doctors willing to travel to PNG to teach the medical and nursing staff at Popendetta general hospital for 1-2 weeks. This could be in general medical or surgical care, general practice or any specialty. The main requirement is the ability to communicate clearly and concisely and to be able to adjust the teaching to meet the needs of the Popendetta doctors.

2. Australian doctors willing to have a doctor from Popendetta hospital “shadow” them in their work in Australia, for 2-4 weeks. This would be an opportunity for the PNG doctor to observe and learn new techniques relevant to their work. In particular, there seems to be  need for help in management skills, not so much managing at a senior level, but more managing staff, or running a department.

For further information you are invited to visit oropng.org


OCDP & Health

Life and Death in PNG Tin Shed

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