Thimphu, Bhutan - National Referral Hospital
This program is conducted at the National Referral Hospital (NRH) in Thimphu. The 350 bed National Referral Hospital is the primary referral hospital for the country and as health care is offered for free, both in-patient and out-patient pediatric services are quite busy. HVO volunteers will provide training to the pediatricians, general medical duty officers, and nurses in the pediatric department in both in-patient and out-patient services. Pediatricians are needed to provide training, presentations and hands-on demonstrations in the following areas: general pediatrics, resuscitation of the newborn, pediatric nursing, neonatology and developmental pediatrics. Assignments are one month.
Managua, Nicaragua - Hospitals Infantil Manuel Jesus Rivera & Fernando Velez Paiz
This program is designed to improve pediatric care by increasing the knowledge among pediatric faculty, residents, nurses and community health workers in the following areas: neonatology, general pediatrics, pediatric burn management and community outreach and public health. There are two hospitals suitable for pediatric consultation and training by HVO volunteers: Hospital Infantil Manuel Jesus Rivera (La Mascota) and Hospital Fernando Velez Paiz (Velez Paiz). Volunteers participate in rounds, provide presentations and hands-on demonstrations. Assignments are for two to four weeks.
Vieux Fort, St. Lucia - St. Jude Hospital
Activities include covering the delivery room for complications, examining babies on discharge, working the pediatric ward, and covering the clinic and emergency room. Presentations are desired on asthma, cardiology, nephritic syndrome, infections disease, chronic development disorders, neonatology, and other topics. Volunteers also mentor the pediatric house staff and provide talks. Assignments are two to four weeks.
Kampala, Uganda - Makerere University & Mulago Hospital
This program is designed to strengthen the capacity of the Department of Pediatrics & Child Health to undertake research, conduct training, and effectively promote child health care. Volunteers participate by attending hospital rounds, grand rounds, and providing presentations. About once a week, volunteers attend a specialty clinic of interest. Visits to peripheral units can be arranged upon request. Sub-specialists needed. Assignments are two to four weeks.
Pediatric Hematology Opportunities - Cambodia, Peru and Uganda
Opportunities are available for pediatric hematologists to improve training in hematology for clinicians, laboratory technicians, technologists, and students. Activities may include giving lectures to clinical and laboratory staff, going on rounds, or working in the laboratory depending on individual expertise. Volunteers must be members of the American Society of Hematology as well as HVO. Assignments are two to four weeks.
Pediatric Oncology Opportunities - Honduras, Ethiopia, and Vietnam
Opportunities are available for pediatric oncologists to provide teaching and training to staff, residents and students at three hospitals in the capital city of Tegucigalpa. Training activities fall under five main categories: Pathology, Cancer Control, Medical/Surgical/Radiation Oncology Seminars and/or workshops, curriculum development and student and resident education. Assignments are one to four weeks.
Emergency Medicine Opportunities - Bhutan
This program is designed to improve the quality and efficiency of emergency care provided in the Emergency Department at the National Referral Hospital in Thimphu by providing educational interventions such as bedside teaching, hands-on training and case management conferences as well as developing a core curriculum in emergency medicine, in collaboration with local specialists, to use as a guide for the educational interventions. Assignments are one month.