Bongolo Hospital, Gabon—Pediatrician or FP w/Peds experience needed anytime through June 2020

Bongolo Hospital, Gabon, has a need for a pediatrician anytime through June 2020. A family practice physician with pediatric experience also would be considered. Any amount of service time would be appreciated, but it is preferred that short-term volunteers have at least 19 days, including travel, available for service.

French is preferred for this position, since French is the primary language and charting is done in French, but is not required because interpreters are available. 

The individual volunteer is responsible for the costs associated with the trip. World Medical Mission personnel will provide assistance in arranging all travel, including international flights, in-country travel, visas, permits, and/or medical licensing.

Volunteers fly into the capital city of Libreville. The following day, they fly local commercial airlines or a mission flight (if available) to the town of Mouila and then are driven two hours to Bongolo Hospital.

Bongolo Hospital is a 158-bed hospital located in Labemba, Gabon. There also is an HIV/AIDS treatment center and a busy outpatient department, which sees an average of 500 patients per week. Bongolo is family friendly with a mix of national and expatriate staff. It presently serves one third of the country’s population.

If you are an evangelical Christian physician currently licensed in the United States or Canada and are available to assist in filling this need, contact Carly Poor by email or by phone at 828-588-1274.