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Nationwide, -- CA
Healthcare & Medical Science & Biotech
LENGTH OF PLACEMENT 12-24 months
Must be Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident
LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS Fluent in English - Level 4-5, willingness to learn Kiswahili
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ABOUT CUSO INTERNATIONAL
Cuso International is a non-profit development organization that works through volunteers. Each year, we
send hundreds of global citizens to work on collaborative development projects in more than 20 countries
in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean. We are one of North America's leading international
development organizations that works through volunteers.
ABOUT THE PARTNER ORGANIZATION
Wete District Hospital was founded in 1922, and underwent major rehabilitation with erection of new
buildings and 1958. It is a private organization and is currently also working collaboratively with UNDP
and the Swedish Rotary Club.
THE VOLUNTEER'S ROLE
Overall placement purpose and specific volunteer placement objectives:
The placement aims to improve the quality of Maternal Health Services at the Hospital, strengthen the capacity and the skills of the Health Care Workers, Community Health Workers (CHW) and the Traditional Birth Attendants (TBA) by providing the on job training on Obstetric Care.
Under the Mobile Health Clinic Project the Obstetric Nurse will be expected to manage the strengthen maternal health care at the hospital and community by training the local nurses, Midwives and CHW on the following:
1. Assessment duties to ensure that a mother feels comfortable as she prepares for birth (ei. execute vaginal exams, determine fetal heart tones, duration and intensity of contractions and preparing mothers for Cesarean sections as well as assist doctors with the administration of pain medication.
2. To prepare the birthing room by following clinical instructions and performing pre- and post- delivery care for mothers and infants.
3. Teaching mothers essential information on child care, breast feedings, self-care, encouraging
infant and parent bonding, performing discharge procedures for patient and child.
4. Administrative duties such as documenting information on each patient under her care.
5. Managing complications the patients may face during labor including hypertension brought by
labor, premature rupture of the membrane, premature labor, and women with diabetes, HIV,