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Global Volunteering Scheme

King’s Global Health Partnerships recruits hundreds of volunteers from the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) and internationally, and connects them with health professionals in Somaliland, Sierra Leone, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia. During their placements, our volunteers provide teaching and training, mentoring and hands-on support to health workers, and undertake collaborative research. 

Through these long-term partnerships, we promote skills and knowledge exchange, and mutual learning that contribute to building a stronger health workforce and improved quality of healthcare both internationally and back in the UK. 

We are always looking for skilled, passionate volunteers to support the health systems in our partner countries. Please get in touch at kghp@kcl.ac.uk to discuss our work, or check out our current opportunities here.

 

Current Opportunities

King’s Global Health Partnerships (KGHP) is inviting two students from King’s College London to undertake an elective programme in Freetown, Sierra Leone from January – March 2023. Student’s will undertake their elective at Connaught Hospital and will be supported by our in-country and London based teams. For further details and how to apply - please download the terms of reference. The deadline for application is 23:59, Sunday 2nd October 2022.

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King's Global Health Partnerships are looking to recruit a proficient data analyst to assist our Zambian partners with a study investigating microbiology and antimicrobial resistance patterns of surgical site infection across the Copperbelt Province of Zambia in three tertiary level hospitals: Ndola Teaching Hospital, Kitwe Teaching Hospital, and Arthur Davison Children’s Hospital. This study is led by the Head of Surgery at Ndola teaching Hospital and will determine and characterise the burden of surgical site infection (SSI) at Ndola Teaching Hospital, and Arthur Davison Children’s Hospital.

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KGHP is looking for volunteer with expertise and experience in health data management to support the partnership in its expansion of their safe surgery programme in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The volunteer will lead the component of the programme to strengthen the management of health data and support activities to strengthen health worker capacity on the use and management of data. The volunteer opportunity includes travel to the DRC for and estimated 2-4 weeks over a 24 month period. This is a fantastic opportunity for a French-speaking volunteer interested in global health with experience in health data management and LMICs settings to lead on an exciting new project in the DRC.

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KGHP is looking for a lead volunteer to support King’s Global Health Partnerships (KGHP) in its safe surgery programme in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The volunteer will have a background in surgery, anaesthesia or perioperative care and will lead activities to strengthen local health worker capacity on safe surgery. The volunteer will be required to travel to the DRC for the delivery of training and building relationships with partners. This is a fantastic opportunity for a volunteer interested in global health with experience in surgery and LMICs settings to be involved in an exciting new project in the DRC.

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What our volunteers say

Volunteering with King's Global Health Partnerships (KGHP) provides opportunities for mutual learning and contributes to building NHS volunteers' skills, knowledge and experience, as well as those of healthcare workers in our partner countries. In this Channel 4 News feature KGHP volunteers share their experiences of volunteering during the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone in 2014, and how these lessons helped equip them to deal with the Covid-19 response in the UK.