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HEMATOLOGY

Siem Reap, Cambodia - Angkor Hospital for Children (AHC)

Hematology volunteers with expertise in clinical laboratory hematology assist in optimizing the functioning of the laboratory through a systems-based approach. Pediatric hematologists/oncologists with experience running a lab are specifically recruited to work toward this goal. Pediatric hematologists/oncologists provide lectures on benign hematology and pediatric oncology to trainee physicians at the AHC and help staff at AHC implement treatment for patients with leukemia at the hospital. Volunteers are needed at specific times to provide training as part of the hematology module offered to pediatric residents. Assignments range 2-4 weeks.

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania – Muhimbili National Hospital & Muhimbili University of Health & Allied Sciences

Volunteers are needed to provide training in a variety of areas, including but not limited to sickle cell disease, transfusion medicine, bone marrow failure, anemia, and laboratory hematology. Individuals with training in blood banking may be asked to train personnel in the MNH Blood Bank in appropriate uses of blood, preparation of blood components, plasmapheresis, and exchange transfusion. Either pediatric or adult hematology/oncology clinicians or laboratory-based scientists are suitable for this site. Assignments range from 1-4 weeks.

Kampala, Uganda - Makerere University & Mulago Hospital

This program seeks to improve training in hematology to clinicians, laboratory technicians, technologists, and students at the Mulago Hospital by providing training in diagnosis, bone marrow and blood smear interpretations, pediatric and adult hematology, and hematologic oncology. This program also works to provide an interface between the laboratory staff and the clinical staff in the interpretation and diagnosis of blood-related illnesses. Volunteers should have a current medical license and be board-certified/eligible in hematology and/or oncology. Previous international travel and/or work experience is preferred. Assignments are from 2-4 weeks.