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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 is launching an exciting new project focused on developing point of care ultrasound scanning (PoCUS) in emergency rooms in hospitals across Sierra Leone. We are looking for an experienced clinician to work with partners in Sierra Leone on PoCUS training and mentoring. The clinician will develop course curriculum, lead the training and data collection, as well as supporting the evaluation of the project. We are offering either one 12-month placement (March 2023-March 2024) or two six-month placements (March-August 2023 and August 2023-March 2024). The successful candidate would need to be able to travel to Sierra Leone in early March 2023 (or as soon as possible). Application process ongoing, until the role is filled. If you have any queries about this opportunity, please contact Cecily Borgstein, Partnership Lead, Sierra Leone: cecily.borgstein@kcl.ac.uk

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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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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.