We’re looking for registered general practitioners with at least three years’ specialist experience at the time of going overseas. That means you can volunteer as soon as you’ve finished your GP specialty training, although of course the more experience the better.
Roles generally range from one to two years. Knowledge of tropical medicine, reproductive health, maternal and child health or HIV and AIDS is desirable. Previous experience in teaching, training and management is especially useful.
What you’ll be doing
Preventable diseases cause high levels of mortality and morbidity in many poor countries, with remote or rural communities often left without adequate care. As a VSO GP you could help strengthen primary care, improve referral and help widen access to treatment in a variety of countries.