Volunteer midwives and obstetricians are needed in Ethiopia and Tanzania for two to three months on an ongoing basis. Doctors need a post graduate qualification in obstetrics and gynaecology and midwives need qualifications in midwifery and at least two years experience. The volunteers will have the responsibility of running the service at their chosen or assigned site. They will help support a referral network based on communications, education and transport for high risk women and those facing complications during labour.

They also take part in training programmes for local health workers - midwives, nurses, health officers and doctors, in understanding and performing emergency obstetrics. 

We ask that all interested volunteers read the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) information on volunteering overseas to make sure you have all the latest information you require for an informed decision. 

Important information about volunteering overseas is also available on the AusAID website.

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How you can help

Programmes supported wholly or in part by the Barbara May Foundation include:

. The building and operations of the Vision Maternity Care Hospital in Barhirdar, Ethiopia.
. The operations of the Barbara May Maternity Hospital in Mille, Ethiopia.
. Kivulini Maternity Centre – Maternity Africa, Tanzania. This centre provides obstetric services and an extensive fistula repair programme which includes significant outreach programmes. 
. Tertiary education of local medical professionals.