Our global health work
Since the launch of the global health strategy, the global health activity of the RCOG has grown rapidly. Read on to find out about our new activities and how you can get involved.
Expanding fistula provision at Kitovu Health Care Complex
RCOG Global Health is developing training packages for women’s health globally. This has begun with Excellence in: Obstetric Skills which includes emergency obstetric skills training, early warning systems, communication and referral and respectful care. The training package includes ‘train-the-trainers’ to embed skills locally. The training is currently being run through our partnership with Kitovu Health Care Complex in Uganda.
In addition, our second package is Excellence in: Essential Gynaecological Skills which offers training for health care workers in 10 aspects of gynaecological health including cervical cancer, early pregnancy loss, abnormal uterine bleeding and contraception. The training package is in the development and piloting phase.
RCOG/RCS STAE course
Since 2013, the RCOG has run Surgical Training in the Austere Environment (STAE) for surgeons in collaboration with the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS). This followed a request from the RCS to provide emergency obstetric skills for surgeons on the UK Trauma Register, who are often required to deal with obstetric emergencies while deployed in humanitarian and conflict zones.
RCOG Medical Training Initiative
The RCOG MTI Scheme continues to expand and a number of improvements have been made to streamline the process. Find out more about the scheme and application schedule.
Global Health Trainees Group (GHTG)
In 2014, the GHTG was established by trainees from around the UK with a strong interest in global health. The trainees provide support for the two Global Health Committees: Global Project Management and Global Placements.
To learn more about their work and how you can help, email firstname.lastname@example.org.