August 12 - August 27
In September 2017, an EMAS Medical Teaching Team is returning to Uganda to follow up on their trip last year.
Under the umbrella of the International Christian Medical and Dental Association (ICMDA), The National Institute of Health Sciences, Jonglei (NIHSJ) was established to address the lack of health workers in South Sudan. It is estimated that there is one doctor per 45,000 people.
EMAS Canada is collaborating with other Christian healthcare groups to mobilize teachers for South Sudan. This is an exciting opportunity to invest in the lives of women and men who will bring health and healing to South Sudan. This opportunity includes teaching pre-clinical and clinical sciences and skills, it also involves passing on ministry skills for sharing one’s faith through healthcare.
Mengo Hospital in Kampala, Uganda, which began when Sir Albert Cook saw his first out-patients under a tree in 1897, is hosting the Institute. This hospital is a well-established training facility, initiated in 1917. The EMAS South Sudan Team will send a teaching team to prepare healthcare workers who will ultimately make a difference in South Sudan.
The team will be exploring how Canadian healthcare professionals can make a contribution to training these healthcare workers. We are accepting applications from nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and midwives who are willing to serve and teach along with us.
Watch this video to find out more about the project.
The National Institute for Health Sciences – Jonglei, is a training program for South Sudanese clinical officers, nurses, and midwives. The program was started by two Christian physicians from India in collaboration with the Anglican Church. The EMAS Canada South Sudan/Uganda team will assist in the training of medical students at the Anglican Church hospital in Kampala Uganda.
We are looking for physicians willing to serve with us in teaching, giving formal presentations, facilitating clinical discussions, and clinical teaching.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Contact the Team Leader for this mission, Dr. Robert Hilliard.
Learn more about The National Institute for Health Sciences -Jonglei