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Volunteer Placements in Zambia

We are pleased to offer volunteer bursaries to Health Partnerships to support health systems strengthening and capacity development in Zambia.

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THET places a premium on the value that volunteer placements bring to host institutions and countries as well as to the individual volunteers involved. At their heart, such placements must be of value in developing the skills and expertise of staff at the host facilities.

We are committed to supporting sustainable input from UK Health Partnerships to health systems strengthening and capacity development in Zambia. To support this aim, in 2018, THET conducted a Volunteer Placement Feasibility Study in Zambia which outlined the global health volunteering landscape in Zambia and formulated recommendations around placement design and delivery in the country.

Based on the information collected from the study, as well as from the desire for overseas volunteers expressed by Zambian partners on the ground, THET developed a pilot project for volunteer placements in 2019 in which two paediatricians were placed in facilities on the outskirts of Lusaka.

This pilot is continuing in 2020 and will this year include volunteer bursaries of up to £10,000 each.

These bursaries are available to existing Health Partnerships, that have been previously funded by THET, working on the capacity development of the health workforce in Zambia to support volunteers for between 3 and 6 months.

Why Volunteer?

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to health systems strengthening across the world during an unprecedented time. COVID-19 has thrown a spotlight on inequalities in access to healthcare and health outcomes. Taking part in a volunteer placement enables you to address locally identified needs and provide support where it is needed most.

Application documents can be found below:

Grant Overview.

Budget Template.

Application Form.

Application Process

If you are interested in volunteering with THET, the application form should be completed and submitted along with the budget to application@thet.org no later than midnight on 15th November 2020.

If you have any questions, please contact Linnet Griffith-Jones, Country Programmes Coordinator, at linnet.griffith-jones@thet.org.