Women’s Health Volunteer Jobs In Africa


If you are a health care professional looking for an overseas career break or a medical student looking for a gap year placement or if you are just looking for volunteer medical work or voluntary jobs in Africa, Dimbayaa would like to hear from you. 


African women's Health Issues


 

We are looking for enthusiastic and capable volunteer teachers and lecturers to train, motivate and inspire a growing network of  Gambian women’s health advisors that deliver our women’s health and infertility prevention educational and outreach programs in local schools, hospitals and villages  in The Gambia.

We are raising awareness of women’s health issues and striving to improve access to health care information and services for the women of The Gambia in the fields of reproductive health and infertility. Read more on Women’s Health Volunteer jobs in the Gambia, West Africa


Dimbayaa Fertility Project in The Gambia


In West Africa one in three couples are infertile, yet infertility remains a low-priority issue for women’s health organisations working in the region. Being a childless woman in Africa is much more difficult than being a childless woman in the developed world. and can have very serious consequences, especially for the women.



 

Dimbayaa strives to bridge this ‘infertility divide’ by delivering infertility awareness and prevention initiatives that will address the medical, financial, social and emotional problems of African women tortured by the silent agony of childlessness.

Our mission is to make infertility care in all its aspects; Awareness & Education, Prevention, as well as adequate Diagnosis & Treatment, available and affordable for all.


Infertility in AfricaInfertility in Africa

In Africa, the inability to conceive is often considered a personal tragedy as well as a curse for the couple, impacting on the entire family and local community. In addition to the personal grief, infertility can lead to stigma, economic hardship, social isolation, or even violence.

Read more about The impact of Infertility in Africa


Traditional Fertility TreatmentTraditional Fertility Treatment

Infertility is often thought to be caused by a curse or interference of spirits. Infertility is not considered a medical problem but causes, and therefore also remedies, are sought in the spiritual world. These may include prayer, spiritual healing, and herbal remedies.

Read more about Traditional African Infertility Cures


Infertility Awareness & Prevention in AfricaInfertility Awareness & Prevention

We aim to develop educational outreach programs promoting fertility awareness including low threshold mobile clinics providing for early and appropriate diagnosis and treatment of the STDs that frequently lead to infertility later on in life.

Read more on Reproductive & Sexual Health & Rights


IVF Lab Technician Africmed Clinic GambiaLow Cost Fertility Treatment

At Africmed Clinic, Brusubi Gambia, we currently offer Ovulation induction (OVI) and Intra uterine insemination (IUI). In the future we hope to further develop and expand our range of fertility treatments to cryopreservation (freezing) of semen and low cost IVF (in vitro fertilization).

Read more on Low Cost IVF & IUI


Women's Health Clinic in AfricaInfertility Counseling & Support

Education, counseling and guidance are all part of infertility care. Dimbayaa provides accurate counseling and offers advice and support to childless couples. In the future, we aim to train suitably qualified health professionals, councellors, doctors, nurses and social workers.

Read more on Infertility Counseling & Support.


African Mother & BabyWomen’s Health Issues in Africa

By empowering women, health status and income levels in households and communities can improve. Women empowerment in Africa involves tackling problems such as female genital mutilation, polygamy, child mortality and also infertility.

Read more about Women’s Health Issues in Africa