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Opportunities to get involved in RCOG global health

This page contains details of all the ways you can get involved in global health with the RCOG.

If you’re interested in any of these opportunities, or want to find out more, please email

RCOG international opportunities

Essential Gynaecology Skills course

A new course starting in 2015 providing essential gynaecological skills and drills for health workers in low-resource countries. We require faculty to deliver the 3-day course from spring 2015. Pilot courses are planned for Uganda in 2015.

  • ST4 and above

Emergency obstetrics

In 2015, the RCOG hopes to develop an emergency obstetrics package for low-resource countries focusing on fistula prevention. Opportunities will include developing the manual, faculty and train the trainer courses overseas; locations TBC.

  • ST4 and above

Global health toolkit pilots

We require O&Gs at all stages of their career to help pilot our global health toolkits. If you are visiting a low-resource country, or have links to hospitals internationally, and would like to help us roll out these important resources, please let us know.

  • ST1 and above

Opportunities overseas with our partners


VSO is the world’s leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. Their high-impact approach brings people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and take action to change lives and make the world a fairer place.

You can complete a speculative application to enter our prospective talent pool to be considered for future roles.

Find out more about the RCOG/VSO Partnership.

VSO – Urgent call for obstetricians and gynaecologists to help rebuild Nepal

Following the catastrophic earthquakes in Nepal on 25 April and 12 May, VSO is working with local partners to support the rebuilding of Nepal. 

As a VSO volunteer, you’ll be responding to post-immediate needs (service delivery), but also take the health service through into stabilisation and strengthening, with the ultimate goal of developing neonatal intensive care units in partnership with the government.

Placements between 3 – 24 months, starting in August onwards, are available.

Find out more information on the VSO website.

Uganda Maternal and Newborn Hub 

The Uganda Maternal and Newborn Hub has opportunities for volunteers from many medical and also non-medical careers to share their skills and expertise and help strengthen local health care systems.

Read testimonials from previous Hub volunteers. 

Other opportunities 

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Opportunities with other organisations

Find out more about other international opportunities in women’s health care.

Elsewhere on the site

Volunteers’ testimonials
Find out about the experiences of previous RCOG volunteers
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Discover other ways to help support the RCOG’s work to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity worldwide