Maranatha Health Uganda is Urgently Seeking a Doctor

Would you like to join a growing team of health professionals to make a difference in the lives of thousands of African children? Are you interested in developing world medicine? Would you like a chance to use you weekends to visit spectacular national parks and go on safaris? Would you like a chance to do something very different to your regular practice? Well this may be for you.
When: Jan/Feb 2016 for a period of 12 months (or 2 doctors for 6 months each)
Where: Maranatha Health is not-for-profit Christian organisation who run a clinic located in Fort Portal in Western Uganda, a 4 hour drive from the capital Kampala. Fort Portal is a beautiful tourist and university town set in the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains and is close to a range of tourist attractions and major national parks. Quality accommodation can be arranged prior to arrival.
Who: We are looking for doctors who have an interest in developing world medicine. GPs, Physicians or Paediatricians would be ideal but generalists with 3 or more years’ experience and those in training programs would also be suitable.
Maranatha Health: Is an organisation started by Australian GP Dr Michael Findlay and his wife. It has been running in Uganda for 5 years. We have a 30 bed clinic which focusses on children but does admit adults as well. We have a reasonable lab and pharmacy, an ultrasound, an HIV/AIDS clinic and offer a good standard of care. We see around 50 patients a day with 20+ patients admitted at any given time.
We currently have a UK generalist doctor, Dr Rob Harper from Cambridge, working with us and further help is required due to Dr Findlay returning to Australia for personal reasons for up to 12 months. Dr Findlay will be available to provide ongoing Skype and email support.
The job is focused on providing curative and preventative Health Services, especially in the area of Maternal and Child Health. The key objectives for this role include:
• Diagnosis, treatment and quality management of patients at the facility.
• Providing oversight, teaching and support to the clinical team, particularly a team of clinical officers (much like nursing practitioners)
• Working in OPD and conducting daily ward rounds
• Liaising with the Lab Technician to ensure results are reviewed and necessary follow up provided
• Sitting on a 6-person management team to assist with HR decision making and other organizational issues that arise.
• Offering on-call support via phone and attending the clinic if required during sociable hours.
Normal hours are 8:30 – 5 Monday to Friday and leave can be negotiated with the current doctor. We will cover the costs of flights and airport transfers, provide a living allowance (£400 a month) use of a vehicle, work permits and medical registration. What you will need: Entry Visa (£60), immunisations, some extra money for tourism activities.
More info: Please go to or email Dr Findlay at
Maranatha is working in partnership with a leading UK Charity (
K4C (and our sister charity the Liverpool Mulago Partnership) have 6 years’ experience of managing UK clinical volunteers through the DFID funded Sustainable Volunteering Project. We currently have an obstetrician and a midwife in Fort portal along with an active undergraduate electives program.
K4C will be happy to support UK volunteers in the Induction Process and putting you in touch with existing and previous volunteers in the Fort Portal region.
For further information contact Professor Louise Ackers on

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