This page provides information about current projects in sub-Saharan Africa, as well as details of RCOG International Representative Committees and Liaison Groups in the region. You’ll also find information about volunteering opportunities, the work other people are doing overseas and how to get in touch with them.
Find out more about the role of International Representative Committees.
Find out more about the role of Liaison Groups.
RCOG activities in the region
Volunteering opportunities in Ethiopia
View the latest volunteering opportunities in Ethiopia available as part of the RCOG and VSO Fellowship scheme.
Projects in Ethiopia
Find out about volunteer opportunities in Gambia with MCAI.
Ghana Representative Committee
Ghana Liaison Group
Kenya Representative Committee
Volunteering opportunities in Liberia
MCAI has been running a programme of nurse midwifery training in Liberia over the past 2 years. Find out more about this project.
Nigeria Representative Committee
Nigeria Liaison Group
Volunteering opportunities in Sierra Leone
For information about volunteering opportunities in Kambia District Hospital, please email The Kambia Appeal.
South Africa Representative Committee
Sudan Representative Committee
Sudan Liaison Group
Volunteering opportunities in Tanzania
As part of the retired O&G consultants’ mentoring programme, Mr Lawrence Wood FRCOG is looking for 4 senior obstetricians to spend 2 months unpaid in Tanzania working on projects to reduce death and complications of childbirth. Find out more about the project.
Projects in Tanzania
Dr Shirley Heywood FRCOG won the 2012 Bernhard Baron Travel Fellowship. She used the funds towards her visit to Selian Lutheran Hospital in Tanzania and Kitovu Hospital in Uganda to improve surgical skills in the management of obstetric fistula. Read Dr Heywood’s fascinating report (PDF, 402 KB).
Current projects in Uganda
Zimbabwe Representative Committee
If you have any questions, or need more information, please email the Global Health team.