Unique Opportunity in Namibia: Doctor required at Lifeline Clinic
15 September 2016
The N/a’an ku sê Foundation is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of the San and is looking for a doctor to run the Lifeline Clinic based in Pos 3 in the remote Omaheke region of Namibia from November 2016 for 6 months or longer. This is a unique opportunity to provide primary and pre-hospital care to the San Bushman and is a voluntary position with food, accommodation and a living allowance provided.
The San are considered to be amongst the oldest peoples in the world. They are traditionally hunter gatherers but in recent times have been forced from their original lands. This has resulted in many of the San people living in extreme poverty. They also suffer from discrimination, marginalisation, domination and exploitation. Their average life expectancy is just 48 years (compared to a national average of 67).
You will provide primary healthcare services and pre-hospital care to the local San population from a well-equipped clinic in Pos 3. You will also run outreach clinics to attend to those living further afield on farms and re-settlement villages.
Experience in general medicine, primary care or emergency medicine is desirable. Most importantly you need to be flexible, resilient and tolerant – the work is highly rewarding but the logistics of providing a quality service can be challenging in rural Africa!
If you would like to find out more about this post then please contact Sarah McCabe (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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