K4C has hosted over 30 long-term and many more short-term midwifery placements since 2012; they have been central to the design and implementation of all our maternal and newborn interventions! The roles of our midwifery volunteers have been varied and have covered all areas of care including antenatal, delivery and postnatal. Activities have included improving patient triage, patient observation and infection prevention and control systems, promoting respectful maternity care, running immunisation clinics, improving prescribing practices for antimicrobials and supporting sexual health and family planning services. Our midwives have also taught on the newly designed nursing and midwifery degree programmes at Mountains of the Moon University.
Midwifery placement locations range from large urban hospitals to small rural health centres and community outreaches. The choice of roles can be flexible to suit the skills, experience and personal preferences of the volunteer. Some roles may also include research activities. We welcome applications from early career through to senior midwifery staff.