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Langzeiteinsatz: Arzt/Ärztin für Krankenhaus im ländlichen Tansania (Nyangao)

Tansania – Nyangao

Dauer: Auf Anfrage, Langzeiteinsatz erwünscht

Diese Stellenbeschreibung erreichte uns nur auf Englisch, per Email (s.u.) können auch Anfragen auf Deutsch beantwortet werden.

 

About Nyangao and the history of the hospital

Nyangao is a small town in a remote location in southern Tanzania about 80 km away from the Regional and District capital of Lindi. (https://www.google.de/maps/place/Nyangao,+Tansania/@10.4884447,38.7688422,9z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x18f261f29b940793:0x4d14b705525252f3!8m2!3d -10.3280255!4d39.3024611). The hospital was started as a dispensary in 1947 by Benedictine Missionary Sisters and has been developed into a proper hospital over the years. It belongs to the Catholic Diocese of Lindi. As it is the only hospital in the "Lindi rural"-District it is at the same time "Council designated Hospital", supported substantially – but not sufficiently - by the Tanzanian government.
The hospital currently has about 200 beds. The total staff is roughly 210, however there is only one specialist surgeon, one gynaecologist (expected to start in Oct.) while the number of Medical Doctors varies between 5 and 10. It is providing all essential medical services for the poor rural peasant population of its surroundings but also to patients coming from far away. The annual report on its homepage (http://nyangaohospital.com/) shows the hospital to be a busy place with 70 000 outpatients, 1600 major operations and 2500 deliveries per year – just to quote the most important figures from a broad field of interventions. While for many years in the past a substantial – but slowly decreasing – number of qualified staff were Europeans meanwhile all essential positions are filled by well trained Tanzanians. Nevertheless the Diocese as well as the senior staff of the hospital feel it useful and helpful to have colleagues "from outside" for mutual exchange, for being kept abreast new developments in the medical field and for helping to slowly but continuously improve the quality of services. Therefore a number of experts visiting for several weeks every year support the place but also one or two young doctors on a long-term base. During the last four years this long term function has been filled by Volunteer Medical Doctors from the Netherlands, who each spent a period of 2 years working there.
As the current one will complete her contract by the end of 2020 we are looking for a suitable replacement, a new volunteer medical doctor who is able and willing to continue the work. It would be possible to live and work in Nyangao as a single person, a couple or as a family.

 

Profile and tasks

The living and working conditions demand a personality with high intrinsic motivation, flexibility and tolerance. Integration into a church facility should not be a problem. In terms of medical skills, the position requires the applicant
gynecology/obstetrics and/or pediatrics. Applicants moreover should have a substantial knowledge of medical care in a setting of very limited resources. Therefore they should have done a course in tropical medicine (or have the equivalent working experience).
The main task will be to contribute to stabilizing and further improving appropriate medical services for in- and outpatients in very close cooperation with the local staff. That includes to do all the necessary clinical work while at the same time trying to provide on-the-job-training of the local Assistant Medical Officer(s), Medical Assistants and Clinical Officers. As far as requested and as far as interest on the side of the candidate exists the task includes to advise and support the local hospital administration in different sectors of management (data collection on services, planning, staff development, quality management).
The specific task assigned to the new volunteer will partly depend on his/her experience and preferences, partly it will depend on the needs encountered during her/his stay. As there is a high fluctuation of medical doctors and other staff it is not possible to predict which functions s/he will need to fill. Therefore a high flexibility and willingness to adapt is a prerequisite for any applicant.
This applies not only to the professional but also to the personal field: while colleagues, staff, people generally are very friendly the professional cooperation is sometimes not easy. Different ideas, different working rhythms, different attitudes can lead to disappointments – normally soon overcome. But one should be aware of this potential problem and bring along a good amount of patience and a sound ability to bear with frustrations.

Payment, housing, coverage of expenses

As we Missionary Benedictine Sister are only a charity we cannot offer a "real" salary. We intend to provide a monthly allowance of € 800 (€ 1000 for a couple) which is supposed to cover ALL the expenses (including health insurance as well as retirement funds!). If there are children we are ready to slightly increase this allowance.
In addition housing with basic furniture and equipment will be provided free. We also plan to provide an initial lumpsum of € 300 (per adult) for personal expenses including furniture and appliances for the house.
We will also pay a lump sum of € 1000 (per adult) for the flight to and from Tanzania at the beginning of the contract and at its end. To enable the volunteer to visit home we pay an additional lumpsum of € 1000 (per adult) for travel expenses after the first year, second year etc. provided another year of contract follows. We would also cover the costs for the mandatory registration with the Medical Council of Tanganyika up to € 500 and the costs incurred to get a work- and residence permit up to a total of € 500 per adult. We would offer a two years contract – with the option of extension if both sides agree.
The chosen candidate would be expected to learn intensively Swahili as soon as it becomes clear that we agree on each other. As it is essential to speak Swahili reasonably well we would contribute € 600 (per adult) for a language training course in the country (before starting the work).

 

Application, contact and further information

If you are interested please provide your detailed CV together with a letter of motivation to Dr. Friedhelm Bernreiter at the following email-address: daktari_bern@aol.com
Sending your data includes permission that we confidentially share this information for discussion with the Diocese and the Hospital administration. We then would reply to you by mail and/or by phone and if we are interested we would invite you to a personal interview before any decision would be taken – on your and on our side. We are interested that you get the best possible information on working and living conditions and therefore would establish contact between you and the volunteers who have been working there before.
After having agreed we would appreciate if you learn more about the hospital, its setup and the local situation; therefore we would try to prepare you a little bit more by possibly arranging for further personal meetings with you if this would seem desirable and feasible. Please be aware that the contract with you would be made finally between the Catholic Diocese of Lindi and you.

This is an opportunity to live and work among extremely friendly people in a nice rural area of the “real” Africa. All former European volunteers came back satisfied having done meaningful medical work and enjoyed this period of their lives greatly.

 

 

 


Langzeiteinsatz: Arzt/Ärztin für Krankenhaus im ländlichen Tansania (Mnero)

Tansania – Mnero

Dauer: Auf Anfrage, Langzeiteinsatz erwünscht

Diese Stellenbeschreibung erreichte uns nur auf Englisch, per Email (s.u.) können auch Anfragen auf Deutsch beantwortet werden.

 

About Mnero and the history of the hospital

Mnero is a small village in a remote location in southern Tanzania about 40 km away from the District capital of Nachingwea (https://www.google.de/maps/place/Mnero,+Tansania/@10.1691431,38.4570164,9z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x18f187a38b56048f:0x404eeccf602bed56!8m2!3d10.18473!4d38.62709). The only European style buildings are the former Benedictine Mission and the hospital. Mnero hospital has been built almost 70 years ago. Since long it belongs to the Catholic Diocese of Lindi.
The hospital currently has about 80 beds and a staff of roughly 50. It is providing all essential medical services for the very poor rural peasant population which hardly has access to any other place for medical treatment.
About 30 years ago the former German Development Service (DED, since 2011 merged with GIZ) sent the first volunteer doctors to Mnero Hospital to help improving its services. Before that the hospital had not had a resident doctor for many years. The volunteers stayed for 2-3 years each and succeeded each other without interruption for the subsequent 18 years. Together with their Tanzanian partners they were able to reestablish and run appropriate medical services. In 1994 they started a small charity in Germany called “Solidarität Mnero” (SolMne) which is active up till now. It was founded to assist the hospital in terms of advice but also with funds for the improvement of infrastructure, education, medical equipment and pharmaceuticals. Over time, the activities extended to other fields only indirectly related to health like reforestation, support of local schools or village water supply.
In 2007 the support with volunteer doctors from Germany ended. Since then the hospital was run by several Tanzanian doctors and administrators. SolMne continued to provide some financial support and tried to help with intermittent short visits from previous volunteers. Nevertheless partly due to a lack of medical doctors partly due to administrative incompetence and mismanagement the quality of medical services decreased very much over the years. The situation of the hospital became less and less transparent and the communication between previous volunteers/SolMne and Mnero less frequent and clear. The diocese as the owner was not able to substantially improve the situation. Therefore the Diocese– as well as the hospital staff itself – has asked once more for support by a medical doctor from abroad.
After long and intensive discussions in 2015 we from SolMne decided to comply with this request by sending a medical doctor again in order to prevent further deterioration of medical services and bring them back to an acceptable standard. SolMne succeeded in finding suitable volunteers: From August 2016 a Dutch couple, both medical doctors, has been working there. This, in addition to a completely new and by the meantime well established Tanzanian and European managerial staff, improved the situation substantially. These Dutch expatriate doctors left by mid of October 2018. They were replaced by another couple where she is a Medical Doctor and he has a training in management and finances. As his professional background came in very handy he too got (half) a contract to assist with all sorts of management and financial issues. They have been working in Mnero since Sept. 2018 and plan to leave in the beginning of August 2020.
Therefore we are looking now once more for a volunteer medical doctor who is able and willing to continue the work. It would be possible to live and work in Mnero as a single person, a couple or as a family. In case of a couple we would try to provide (a part time) employment to the spouse provided s/he has a professional background useful in the context of our work.

 

Profile and tasks

The living and working conditions demand a personality with high intrinsic motivation, flexibility and tolerance. In terms of medical skills, the position requires the applicant to have a reasonable experience in surgery and/or gynecology/obstetrics and/or pediatrics (the nearest hospital with well equipped and educated MD´s is two hours driving distance away). Applicants moreover should have a substantial knowledge of medical care in a setting of very limited resources. Therefore they should have done a course in tropical medicine (or have the equivalent working experience).
The main task will be to stabilize and further improve appropriate medical services for in- and outpatients in very close cooperation with the local staff. That includes to do all the necessary clinical work while at the same time trying to provide on-the-job-training of the local Assistant Medical Officer(s), Medical Assistants and Clinical Officers. In addition the task includes to advise and support the local hospital administration in different sectors of management (financial administration and planning, staff development, quality management, communication). Flexibility and the will to adapt are essential. This applies not only to the professional but also to the personal field: while colleagues, staff, people generally are very friendly the professional cooperation is sometimes not easy. Different ideas, different working rhythms, different attitudes can lead to disappointments – normally soon overcome. But one should be aware of this potential problem and bring along a good amount of patience and a sound ability to bear with frustrations.

Payment, housing, coverage of expenses

As we are only a small charity we cannot offer a "real" salary – a fact we are not happy about. We intend to provide a monthly allowance of € 800 (€ 1000 for a couple) which is supposed to cover ALL the expenses (including health insurance as well as retirement funds!). If there are children we are ready to slightly increase this allowance.
In addition housing with basic furniture and equipment will be provided free. We also plan to provide an initial lumpsum of € 300 (per adult) for personal expenses including furniture and appliances for the house.
We will also pay a lump sum of € 1000 (per adult) for the flight to and from Tanzania at the beginning of the contract and at its end. To enable the volunteer to visit home we pay an additional lumpsum of € 1000 (per adult) for travel expenses after the first year, second year etc. provided another year of contract follows. We would also cover the costs for the mandatory registration with the Medical Council of Tanganyika up to € 500 and the costs incurred to get a work- and residence permit up to a total of € 500 per adult. We would aim at a two years contract – with the option of extension if both sides agree.
The chosen candidate would be expected to learn intensively Swahili as soon as it becomes clear that we agree on each other. As it is essential to speak Swahili reasonably well we would contribute € 600 (per adult) for a language training course in the country (before starting the work).

 

Application, contact and further information

If you are interested please provide your detailed CV together with a letter of motivation to Dr. Friedhelm Bernreiter at the following email-address: daktari_bern@aol.com
Sending your data includes permission that we from SolMne confidentially share this information for discussion among ourselves and with the Diocese. We then would reply to you by mail and/or by phone and if we are interested we would invite you to a personal interview before any decision would be taken – on your and on our side. We are interested that you get the best possible information on working and living conditions and therefore would establish contact between you and the volunteers who have been working there before.

After having agreed we would appreciate if you learn more about SolMne, its intention and procedures and about the local situation and would try to prepare you a little bit more by possibly arranging for further personal meetings with you if this would seem desirable and feasible. Please be aware that we would make a contract with you while another working contract would be made finally between the Catholic Diocese of Lindi and you.

This is an opportunity to live and work among extremely friendly people in an amazingly beautiful landscape of the “real” Africa. All former European volunteers came back satisfied having done meaningful medical work and enjoyed this period of their lives greatly.
More information can be found (however in German only) on our homepage: http://www.mnero.de/
The Dutch volunteers meanwhile have set up a corresponding network. Their homepage is: https://www.freshi.nl/

 

 


Projekteinsatz: Mitarbeit als Pädiater/In in mobiler Klinik in der Andenregion Ecuadors

Ecuador – Bergdörfer der Andenregion
Mobile Klinik der Stiftung "Omar Mosquera"

Dauer: Auf Anfrage

 

Zur Stiftung

Die Stiftung “Omar Mosquera” für Bildung, Gesundheit und Wohlbefinden ist eine gemeinnützige Nichtregierungsorganisation (NGO). Sie hat sich u.a. die medizinische Betreuung der ärmsten Mitglieder der ecuadorianischen Bevölkerung zur Aufgabe gemacht.

Die Stiftung Omar Mosquera wurde am 4. Oktober 2006 rechtmäßig gegründet, um die Gesundheit, Bildung und Entwicklung in indigenen Dörfern in Ecuador zu unterstützen und zu stärken. Sie ist aus der medizinischen Stiftung Mosquera in Quito hervorgegangen.

Schwerpunkte

Die Stiftung Omar Mosquera stellt eine kostenlose Versorgung zur Verfügung. Dazu gehört:

  1. a) Fachpersonal, wie Allgemeinmediziner, Kinderärzte, Krankenschwestern, Psychologen, Physiotherapeuten, Sozialarbeiter, Apotheker und Freiwillige mit unterschiedlichen professionellen Hintergründen, die interdisziplinär zusammenarbeiten. Fachpersonal verschiedener Nationalitäten, v.a. aus Spanien, USA und Deutschland.
  2. b) Medizinische Basisversorgung häufiger Krankheiten.
  3. c) Basis-Medikamente
  4. d) Behandlung von Parasiten für Kinder und Erwachsene in den endlegenden und benachteiligten Gruppen der Bevölkerung. Hierbei werden wir im Jahr 2020 insbesondere durch Projektspenden des 24 Gute-Taten Kalenders unterstützt. Weiterführende Informationen hier.

Aufgaben/Einsatzbeschreibung

Mitarbeit in der mobilen Klinik der STIFTUNG “OMAR MOSQUERA“, die eine kostenfreie medizinische Grundversorgung in den Bergdörfern der Anden zur Verfügung stellt. Im Vordergrund steht vor allem die Versorgung von Kindern, älteren und armen Patientinnen und Patienten. Insbesondere diese Gruppen haben einen erschwerten Zugang zur staatlichen Gesundheitsversorgung, da sich die meisten medizinischen Einrichtungen in den Städten befinden.

Voraussetzungen

  • Approbation
  • Hilfreich sind ggf. erste tropenmedizinische Erfahrungen. Gesucht sind Kinderärzte, mit Interesse an basismedizinscher Versorgung.

Vergütung

  • Kost und Logis sowie ein kleines, vom Verein übernommenes Gehalt.
  • Bei Omar sind Gästezimmer vorhanden.
  • Frühstück, Mittag- und Abendessen können zubereitet werden lassen.

Kontakt

An Lukas Herrmann (herrmannl@unifiedforhealth.org)

Per E-Mail mit Lebenslauf und kurzem Motivationsschreiben. Auslandserfahrung und tropenmedizinische Kenntnisse können hilfreich sein. Weitere Informationen zur entsendenden Organisation unter: www.unifiedforhealth.org

Wir freuen uns auf ein Kennenlernen.

 


Vaccine doctor for the outpatient service at the Bernhard Nocht Tropical Institute in Hamburg

The Bernhard Nocht Tropical Institute in Hamburg is employing a doctor for the outpatient vaccination services on a part-time basis (50%). Contract is currently limited to 2 years, extension is possible and another 50% part-time are available at the paediatric deparment of the University Hospital in Hamburg.

More informationen as well as application criteria:

https://www.uke.jobs/sap(bD1kZSZjPTUwMA==)/bc/bsp/kwp/bsp_eui_rd_uc/main.do?action=to_job_details&back=&pinst_guid=0050569B20E31EEA80C515B5DAD8AC1A


Paediatric Traumatic Brain Injury in LMIC - a survey

A group of medical doctors working in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMIC) - amonst them GTP member Dr. Andreas Hansmann, who is currently working in Malawi - have launched a survey as response to the recent "Paediatric Consensus Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Guidelines" in order to assess the current clinical situation on the ground in hospitals in LMIC.

If you work in a clinical setting in LMIC traiting children with TBI it would be highly interesting and appreciated if you took 10 minutes of your time to complete this survey.

Further information as well as the survey itself are to be found here.

 


Pediatric Trainer for Clinical Health Officers - Sierra Leone

The application deadline has been extended to 30th of July 2019!

MSF Belgium ist employing a pediatric trainer for clinical health officers (CHO) in their hospital in Kenema, Sierra Leone.

Purpose of the position

To accompany locally enrolled 24 community health officers to continuous medical education (cme) program in order to achieve a much better level of autonomy in their daily clinical practice.

Responsibilities

  • Participate to the development of a competency framework
  • Participate to develop a learning portfolio
  • Lead on the development of a specific training program, based on the competency framework
  • Lead the implementation of the training program for the cho
  • Lead the evaluation of the training efforts
  • Work closely with the other hospital pediatric doctors to understand the evolving training needs for the CHO

Further information and application details refer to the following MSF website:

https://www.msf-azg.be/en/job/pediatric-trainer-for-clinical-health-officers-in-sierra-leone


38th GTP annual conference - Gender aspects of Global Child Health

Datum

24. Jan 2020 - 15:00
26. Jan 2020 - 13:00

Ort

UFA Fabrik Berlin
Victoriastr. 10-18
12105 Berlin

Ausrichter

Pediatric hospital "Josephinchen"
St. Joseph Hospital
Berlin-Tempelhof

24th-26th January 2020           

UFA Fabrik Berlin

Conference theme: “Gender aspects of Global Child Health“

 

The 38th GTP annual conference is hosted by the paediatric department “Josephinchen” of the St. Joseph Krankenhauses in Berlin-Tempelhof under supervision of Dr. Beatrix Schmidt, head of deparment, as well as Dr. Sarah Kotsias-Konopelska, vice chairwoman of the GTP.


Welcome address

We are pleased to invite you to Berlin for our 38th annual conference of the German Society of Tropical Paediatrics and International Child Health.

We will address the topic of „Gender Aspects of Global Child Health“ from January 24th-26th 2020 at the UFA Fabrik in Berlin-Tempelhof. The conference programme will consist of various workshops, interesting talks by renowned speakers as well as submitted abstracts. Gender specific aspects of global child health will be presented to you from a medical as well as sociocultural point of view in an international as well as local context.

Join us for our social dinner on Saturday, January 26th 2020! After a delicious meal the live band „Echte Ärzte“ (www.echte-aerzte.de) will have us dance and party.

Please note our reduced fees for students and non-physicians as well as our child care service during the conference.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Berlin!

Dr. Beatrix Schmidt und Dr. Sarah Kotsias – Konopelska  (conference hosts)
Dr. Stephanie Thein, Dr. Eva Senger, Dr. Pulad Tavakolipour, Dr. Juliane Wentrup, Claudia Lotz


Conference program

Last update: 22.01.2020

Friday  3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

From 14:00 Registration and art exhibition
Further details under “events sourrounding the conference”

13:00-17:00 GTP Board meeting (Mirror hall upstairs)

15:00-17:00 Workshops

    • Student working group workshop: Emergency Triage, Assessment and Treatment (ETAT+)
    • Health professions working group workshop: The hygiene challenge – how to establish good hygiene with limited resources. More details here.
    • Workshop “Neglected tropical diseases” (J. Richter) and “Tungiasis – one of the most neglected tropical diseases” (M. Thielecke)
    • Workshop “Children’s rights” (D. Sell)
    • Workshop “boys’ and men’s health” (K. Erdogan)

17:30 Conference opening

18:00 Keynote lecture

19:00 Get together with buffet and live music
Further information under “events surrounding the conference”

Saturday 9:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. the next day

9:00-10:30   Session 1: Gender-specific socio-cultural aspects

  • Global overview on socio-cultural aspects of gender (M. Malqvist)
  • Gender and emergency care (E. Molyneux)
  • Maternal health in the DRC – chances and risks during crises (G. Schneider)
  • Gender bias in child health in Asia (S. Jagadesh, F. Yasmin)
  • Understanding, identifying and treating skin lightening practices among refugee and immigrant communities (M. Gin)

11:00-12:30   Session 2: Health and Sexuality

  • Safe abortion care in humanitarian settings (R. Khoury)
  • Teenage pregnancies (J. Leidinger)
  • Child marriage (M. Chahrour)
  • Jungen als Betroffene von sexualisierter Gewalt (R. Löffler)
  • Intersexuality (U. Rosen)

13:30-15:00   Session 3: Submitted abstracts

15:30-17:00   Session 4: Gender-specific violence

  • Gender-based violence (L. Abou-Habib)
  • Violence during labour (M. Abou-Dakn)
  • FGM – Female genitale mutilation (S. Lück)
  • Adressing FGM in Sierra Leone (C. Y. Khanu)
  • Gender issues in Palestine (H. Marzouqa)

17:15-19:45   GTP member assembly and alternative program for non-members
Further information under “program surrounding the conference”

20:00   Social evening with dinner, live music and party
Further information under “program surrounding the conference”

Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

9:00-10:20   Session 5: Submitted Abstracts “general aspects of global child health”

10:50-12:30   Session 6: Infectious diseases and gender

  • Sex differences in infectious diseases (B. Schneider)
  • HIV and gender (M. Minde)
  • HPV (A. M. Kaufmann)
  • Responding to sexual violence against children: the role of One-Stop Centers (N. Kennedy)
  • Arbeiten in der humanitären Hilfe und Entwicklungshilfe – Rahmenbedingungen und besondere Belastungen (C. Kitz)

12:30   Awarding of the Helmut Wolf Prize

13:00   Good-bye and lunch


Call for abstracts - deadline extended!

Deadline: 10.11.2019

We are interested in hearing about your research, projects, relevant clinical work, etc. regarding “gender aspects of global child health” (abstract session 1) or about general issues regarding tropical paediatrics and global child health (abstract session 2).

Authors of accepted abstracts receive a 50% discount of the conference fee (students enter for free).

Accepted abstracts become eligible for the Helmut Wolff Prize.

Submit your abstracts with Re: “Abstract GTP2020” to gtp2020@globalchildhealth.de

Abstract criteria:

  • English or German (prefarably English)
  • 3000 characters (including blank characters) maximum
  • Abstract structure: Project description or research question, methods, results, discussion and conclusion.


Venue - UFA Fabrik Berlin

The UFA Fabrik is a former film production site which has been reopened in 1976 as a cultural center combining eco-friendly living and nutrition with sociocultural events throughout the year. It includes living spaces, a biological bakery, various spaces for intercultural events, sustainable agriculture projects and much more. We are happy to be ably to welcome you at such an interesting venue. For more information please refer to the website www.ufa-fabrik.de

The whole conference program as well as the get-together and the social evening will take place at the UFA Fabrik.

Address: UFA Fabrik Berlin, Viktoriastr. 10-18, 12101 Berlin


Registration

  Early birdRegulärer Preis
GTP memberStudent / non-physician€ 50€ 50
Physician€ 150€ 170
non-GTP memberStudent / non-physician€ 60€ 60
Physician€ 170€ 190
SJK employeeNon-physician€ 25€ 25
Physician€ 100€ 100
GesellschaftsabendStudent or SJK employee€ 20€ 20
Regular€ 40€ 40
Accompanying person€ 40 p.p.€ 40 p.p.

 

  • Child care: your children are welcome! Certified teachers will take care of them in a separate room. Please indicate amount and ages of your children at application.
  • Couchsurfing for students: Our student working group will be organizing free accommodation for students. Please contact gtpcouchsurfing@globalchildhealth.de
  • Cancellation policy:
    • Until 27th Dec 2019: Refund of full price
    • Until 10th Jan 2020: 50% of fees are to be paid
    • After 10 Jan 2020: Full price is to be paid

Events surrounding the conference

Please join us for our evening activities in order to converse, eat and party with your colleagues and friends at the conference.

Friday

Get together with buffet and live music by the band “Bardomaniacs” Homepage Admission is included in the conference fee. Please indicate your attendance at registration.

Saturday

Cultural programme during the GTP member assembly
Guided tour around the pediatric deparment of the St. Joseph Hospital (30 min.) – shuttle included.

Guided tour around the UFA Fabrik including a roof visit (90 Min.)

Social dinner
Delicious arabic food and wonderful live music by “Echte Ärzte” echte-aerzte.de who will have us party. Reduced entry for students. Please indicate at registration whether you would like to join. Later booking of the social evening will be possible until (date to be announced) under gtp2020@globalchildhealth.de

Throughout

Art exhibition
The Eckner Gymnasium’s senior art class under the supervision of Mrs. Clausen will be showing paintings and sculptures around the topic of “Gender and Global Child Health” which will be available for purchasing on site.


Accommodation

We have reserved rooms at a reduced rate in the following hotels. Please mention "GTP annual conference" in order to receive the discount.
More hotels might follow in due course.

Hotel Alt-Tempelhof

Louise-Henriette-Str. 4, 12103 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0)30 756 850  –  Fax: +49 (0)30 756 85 100
Email: info@alt-tempelhof.com
Website: www.alt-tempelhof.de

Hotel Berliner Bär

Ringbahnstr. 6-8, 12099 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0)30 750 00 80
Email: info@hotel-berliner-baer.de
Website: www.hotel-berliner-baer.de

Apparments at St. Marien Hospital

Gallwitzallee 143, 12249 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0)30 77 20 90 64 or ending -60
Email: koeppchen@mbs-purgator.de
Website: www.mbs-purgator.de


Contact details

General inquiries and comments (not for applications):
gtp2020@globalchildhealth.de

Conference registration online:
https://globalchildhealth.de/38-gtp-jahrestagung-2020/

Banking details:
Gesellschaft für Tropenpädiatrie und
Internationale Kindergesundheit (GTP) e. V.
Volksbank Ahlen-Sassenberg-Warendorf
IBAN: DE 95 4126 2501 1102 1632 03
BIC: GENODEM1AHL

Couchsurfing for students:
gtpcouchsurfing@globalchildhealth.de

Abstract submission:
gtp2020@globalchildhealth.de with Re: “Abstract GTP 2020” (Abstract criteria see above)


Sponsors

Without financial support this conference would not have been possible. Thank you to all mentioned contributors.

Hannchen-Mehrzweck-Foundation

www.hms-stiftung.de

Rudolf and Sibylle Foundation
c/o Berliner Sparkasse

https://www.berliner-sparkasse.de

St. Joseph Hospital Berlin-Tempelhof

https://www.sjk.de/

Kenntnisreich – Early Childhood Education and Development

www.kenntnisreich.de

Deutsche Ärzte Finanz – Berlin

https://www.aerzte-finanz.de/

Private Donations

A. Dibelius, B. v. Wolff, R. Zinser, C. Metzger, J. Gaissert, H.-J. Langbein, N. Heinrichs, T. d. Raet, D. Korte, I. Timoshin


Paediatric ETAT+ training 2020

03.-05.07.2020 in Würzburg, Germany

Overview

  • Target group: Doctors and nursing staff with work experience, who are preparing for a placement abroad
  • Course language: English
  • Organizers: working group ETAT of GTP
  • Venue: Missionsärztliches Institut Würzburg
  • Fees: Doctors 300€, Nursing staff 150€
  • Course leaflet for download (updated version coming soon)
  • Registration

The concept ETAT

ETAT+ (Emergency Triage Assessment and Treatment) is a comprehensive and proven intervention developed specifically for implementation in first-level facility-based care in East Africa and Asia, thereby reaching the poorest and most vulnerable children in rural and periurban areas.

ETAT guidelines are designed to deal with common problems in paediatric departments in low resource setting where

  • Inpatient mortality is high.
  • Many of the patients die within 24 hours of admission

Common problems are e.g. inadequate service, low training level of staff, especially in emergency care, no or few written protocols, delays in initiating care. ETAT guidelines are developed by WHO and are adapted from the Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS) guidelines used in western countries. ETAT guidelines are specifically aligned to common problems in the paediatric basic emergency care of in institutions with limited resources. They identify children with immediately life-threatening conditions which are most frequently seen in developing countries, such as obstruction of the airway and other breathing problems caused by infections, shock, severely altered central nervous system function (coma or convulsions), and severe dehydration in a structured and comprehensible manner and present simple yet clear guidelines for their medical care.

These guidelines were developed in Malawi, and were field-tested in several other countries including Angola, Brazil, Cambodia, Indonesia, Kenya and Niger.

In many places, ETAT is the cornerstone of decision making at first contact with a patient.

 

The paediatric ETAT+ course

The working group ETAT emerged within the GTP on the initiative of three alumni of the Intensive Course on Tropical Paediatrics (TropPaed), who have experienced the clinical significance of ETAT on various missions abroad. They have been trained as tutors and have lead trainings abroad. The first ETAT+ training by this working group was held successfully in September 2018 in Witten/Herdecke and received very positive feedback. The training is now becoming a regular event.

The course focusses on improving global child health through capacity building as well as assessment and treatment of sick children in low resource settings. It offers an introduction to a well-organized “critical care pathway” and good quality, basic paediatric emergency care, which can help to reduce paediatric hospital mortality.

Course content

Besides from lectures, the course is based on an interactive training. Skills stations include:

  • Bag and mask application
  • Intraosseous canula insertion
  • CPR of children and neonates
  • Many practical case simulations
Course objectives
  • Triage all sick children when they arrive at a health facility, into the following categories:
    • those with emergency signs
    • those with priority signs
    • those who are non-urgent cases
  • Assess a child’s airway and breathing and give emergency treatments.
  • Assess the child’s status of circulation and level of consciousness.
  • Manage shock, coma, and convulsions in a child.
  • Assess and manage severe dehydration in a child with diarrhoea.
  • Manage acute severe malnutrition.
  • Manage a sick neonate and a premature baby.
  • Assess and manage burns and trauma in a child.
  • Plan and implement ETAT in your own working area.
Impressions from the last course

"I liked all of the practical sessions – all very useful.”
“Very practical and structured training.”
“I liked the trainer team: good mixture, lots of experience, passionate teaching.”


TropPaed 2020 - 11th Intensive Course on Tropical Paediatrics and Global Child Health

This 5-day-course on Tropical Paediatrics and Global Child health was initiated in 2010 and has ever since taken place and been developed further on a yearly basis. It addresses the most important medical, intercultural, political and infrastructural aspects of Global Child Health.

Datum

27.01. – 31.01.2020
26.01. Anreise

Ort

Schloss Rauischholzhausen
(Bei Gießen)

Info

Maximale Teilnehmerzahl: 50
Kurssprache: Englisch

Welcome

We cordially invite you to participate in our Intensive Course on Tropical Paediatrics and Global Child Health.

Once again we will provide you with a diverse course schedule containing lectures, practical workshops and clinical seminar. Furthermore there will be enough time for professional international exchange of plans and experiences.

As time goes by we will provide you with further details about the schedule and lecturers. Arrival will be possible from Sunday 5pm onwards. There will be dinner and access to your rooms. A good first opportunity to explore the castle grounds and extablish contacts. The official course program starts on Monday 8:30 am and ends on Friday 2 pm.

Provisional Schedule

Here you can find the preliminary topics of the course. There will be an evening program and case presentations from our international guests on some of the days.

  • Registration and introduction.
  • Introduction to Global Child Health
  • WHO programs and international collaborations
  • International communication
  • Challenges in setting up a paediatric department
  • Contributions from other specialties (i.e. surgery, dermatology, oncology, …)
  • Psychosocial apects of paediatrics

  • Introduction into the caring for a critically ill child in a resource-limited setting
  • Practical workshops regarding “the critically ill child” – i.e. malaria, neurological or respiratory emergencies, malnutrition, shock and ETAT
  • Scientific research and data collection

  • Gynaecology and Obstetrics
  • Neonatology
  • Practical workshops regarding interventions in a resource-limited setting (i.e. invasive techniques, KMC, bCPAP, hospital and community neonatology)
  • Introduction into the big topics HIV/AIDS, malnutrition and tuberculosis
  • With whom and how to work abroad

  • Practical workshops about HIV/AIDS, malnutrition and tuberculosis
  • Contributions from other specialties (i.e. surgery, dermatology, oncology, family medicine, …)
  • Health systems in unstable countries
  • The role of the foreign paediatrician abroad

  • Laboratories in resource-limited settings
  • Antibiotic Stewardship
  • Updates on tropical medicine
  • Feedback, test and departure

Fee and application

The course fee includes participation in the course, course materials, accommodation, food and coffee breaks for 5 days.

Not included are alcoholic beverages and drinks outside the official mealtimes as well as transportation.

Scholarships are available for colleagues from low and middle income countries. Please apply with a motivational letter and CV. Further details are to be found reading the section on “sponsoring of international colleagues“. Application deadline: 15th July 2019

TropPaed2020 is fully booked out

Regulärer Preis Nichtmitglieder

ab 1.12.19
€ 1000

Regulärer Preis Nichtmitglieder

Early Bird bis 30.11.19
€ 900

Mitglieder-Preis GTP/ESPID

ab 1.12.19
€ 900

Mitglieder-Preis GTP/ESPID

Early Bird bis 30.11.19
€ 800

Course venue

The course is taking place at Schloß Rauischholzhausen which is the conference center of the University of Gießen. We are happy to be able to host our course at this historical and beautiful site. It offers learning space and accommodation combined in the same building and due to the affiliation with the University the prices are fair. A good variety of seminar rooms compliment our course concept of combining lectures with small group activities. Moving our course to this location in 2016 has proven to have been worthwhile.

Schloßpark 1, 35085 Ebsdorfergrund


Clinical coordinator - data for fever management - Switzerland

For detailed information on the job as well as on application procedures please refer to following website:

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