Join Our Global Community

We welcome paediatric sub-specialist volunteers in any clinical area who can contribute knowledge, expertise, education and support to colleagues around the world via scheduled Zoom sessions.

Telehealth sessions conducted by TPA

Join Us: Become a Medical Volunteer

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Share your paediatric expertise

We welcome paediatric sub-specialist volunteers in any clinical area who can contribute knowledge, expertise, education and support to colleagues around the world via scheduled Zoom sessions.

Medical Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Telemedicine consultations for children in remote locations in NSW.
  • Telehealth sessions connecting health professionals in developing countries to Australian experts.
  • Face-to-face overseas volunteering – Currently on hold due to COVID-19

Benefits For Australian Clinicians

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There are many benefits for Australian clinicians and systems:

  • Soft diplomacy: positioning Australians as responsible and contributing global citizens
  • Australian health systems benefit from new ideas. Data shows that international experience enriches local practice.
    • It can bring about increased resourcefulness and efficiencies
    • Help build stronger leadership capabilities
    • Better team work
    • Enhanced problem solving capabilities, and,
    • Opens more opportunities for innovation
  • Contributing clinicians develop their knowledge of emerging tropical diseases
  • Experience as volunteers better equips Australian professionals to help at-risk Australian children
    • Opportunities to develop research collaborations
    • Renewed sense of purpose and perspective

For Australian trainees who are welcome to join sessions from their affiliated Australian experts, there are opportunities engage and learn: Similarly trainees in international locations are welcome to attend and contribute to discussions. Both may gain:

  • Broadening of clinical cases exposure
  • Enhanced understanding of different cultures
  • Experiencing paediatric care in resource limited settings and the enormous challenges encountered
  • An appreciation of what can be achieved.

Benefits For Local Clinicians

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The benefits to receiving support from Taking Paediatrics Abroad are multiple:

  • Collaboration builds local health workforce capacity
  • Empowerment means together we can do more
  • Colleagues in developing countries gain new knowledge:
    • They are better able to save lives with the latest knowledge and treatments
    • They have access to prevention strategies to improve children’s health and wellbeing
    • Education is shared to individual families and within communities
    • Formal and informal teaching opportunities for colleagues
    • Consultation is available on complex cases
    • Guidance in resource utilisation and planning
  • Opportunities for ongoing consultation and mentoring with experts dedicated to their country
  • Follow-up visits consolidate learning and contribute to building relationships
  • There is potential for funded ‘observerships’ for focused clinical skills training once travel can be resumed

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Aside from donating directly through GiveNow.org.au you can also support our cause by: 

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