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Global health

RANZCOG aims to build the capacity of the O&G workforce in Pacific Island countries through support for training, education and research.

RANZCOG, members and trainees contribute to women鈥檚 health around the world. They have worked or continue to work in 50 countries outside of Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand, supporting global women鈥檚 health via workforce capacity building, providing clinical care, screening, health promotion, and development of guidelines.

Global health experience map

What we do

We support Pacific O&G trainees and specialists by:

offering RANZCOG Affiliate Membership to Pacific O&G specialists

providing access to RANZCOG resources and scholarships

working in collaboration with local, regional and international partners, including Pacific Medical Schools, O&G Societies and Ministries of Health, Medical Colleges within Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand, and non-government organisations working in the Pacific

raising awareness about global women’s health issues

We provide resources, scholarships, networking and research support for the O&G training programs at the University of Papua New Guinea School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and the Fiji National University College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.

ADVOCACY

Global Health Action Plan
This plan details our work towards building capacity of the O&G workforce in the Pacific.


Pacific affiliate membership

As a Pacific affiliate member, you can access College resources and participate in our CPD program for Pacific specialists.


Resources for Pacific O&G clinicians

COLLEGE RESOURCES

O&G MANUAL FOR SOLOMON ISLANDS

ANZJOG

O&G Magazine

Acquire

Pacific O&G webinar series


Apply for a scholarship

For clinicians in the Pacific

We offer the following scholarships to Pacific O&G trainees and specialists to support their training and professional development.

RANZCOG Pacific Scholarship (State and Territory Committees and Te K膩hui Oranga 艒 Nuku)
University of PNG and Fiji National University O&G trainees, and recently-graduated O&G specialists can apply for RANZCOG Pacific Scholarships to attend RANZCOG events in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.
RANZCOG Pacific Affiliate member CPD Scholarship
Pacific Affiliate members can apply for this scholarship to attend the RANZCOG Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) in Australia.
The Anatomy of Complications Workshop Pacific Scholarship
Current or recently graduated Master of Medicine (O&G) trainees from an eligible Pacific medical school may be nominated to attend the Anatomy of Complications Workshop (ACW) in Perth, Western Australia, with free registration, and funding for travel and accommodation.
RANZCOG Brian Spurrett Fellowship
Pacific doctors and nurses can apply for this Fellowship to participate in CPD (usually to attend the RANZCOG Annual Scientific Meeting in Australia).
RANZCOG Academic Fellowship
Newly-appointed O&G academics at University of PNG and Fiji National University may be nominated for a RANZCOG Academic Fellowship by their Heads of O&G.
RANZCOG Book Prize
Recent graduates of University of PNG and Fiji National University Master of Medicine (O&G) and Diploma of O&G courses may be nominated for the RANZCOG Book Prize by their Heads of O&G.

For clinicians in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand

We also support Fellows and trainees from Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand to participate in international O&G conferences, and further their career goals with travel funding.

RANZCOG NSW State Committee Travelling Scholarship
Two $10,000 (or one $20,000) awards are available to New South Wales-based trainees for the purpose of travelling to train in a developing county in the Asia-Pacific region.
Brown Craig Travelling Fellowship
Early-career RANZCOG Fellows and Advanced FRANZCOG trainees can apply for one of two $5,000 travel Fellowships for study or presentation of a scientific paper in O&G.
Mizuno-Ratnam Young Gynaecologist Award
RANZCOG Fellows and FRANZCOG trainees under 40 years of age can apply to be funded to attend the biennial AOFOG Congress.


Join the Global Health Facebook group

Our private Global Health Facebook is open to Pacific Affiliate members, Pacific O&G trainees, as well as members and trainees based in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.

The group provides O&G clinicians across the Pacific, Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand the opportunity to engage with each other, share information, and participate in discussions in a supportive environment.


Contribute to O&G Magazine

Do you have an interest in global women’s health or have experience working or volunteering in low and middle-income countries?

is a fantastic print and online platform to highlight global women鈥檚 health issues or initiatives. If you don鈥檛 have time to prepare a written contribution, you can be interviewed and have an article written for you.

Email us if you wish to contribute a global health story to O&G Magazine.


Volunteer or work overseas

Short-term volunteer opportunity: Course facilitator 鈥 University of Papua New Guinea intensive course for UPNG O&G Trainees

The University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) O&G Department is running a two-week intensive course for UPNG O&G trainees in October, immediately before the end-of-year Master of Medicine and Diploma of O&G exams.

Professor Glen Mola will facilitate the course for UPNG trainees in Port Moresby but is seeking RANZCOG Fellows to assist with course facilitation between Monday October 14 to Friday October 25 (preferably for all this time but part thereof is possible). Flights need to be self-funded, but accommodation in Port Moresby may be supported.

For more information or to register interest, please contact Professor Glen Mola, Head of Reproductive Health and O&G, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, UPNG on gmola4@gmail.com

Short-term volunteer opportunity: External Examiner 鈥 Fiji National University Master of Medicine and Diploma of O&G exams

Fiji National University (FNU) Master of Medicine (O&G) and Diploma of O&G exams will be held during the second week of November in Suva. The FNU O&G Department is seeking a RANZCOG Fellow, preferably a clinical academic, to act as the External Examiner.

Tasks include:

Moderation of 3 papers before the exams

Mark 10 Diploma and 6 Master of Medicine papers

Grade 4 Master of Medicine theses

Attend 3 days of face-to-face clinical exams

Meet with faculty staff and other examiners for post-exam discussion of results and exam processes

FNU will cover travel and accommodation costs.

For more information or to register interest, please contact Dr Julia Singh, Assistant Professor O&G and Postgraduate Coordinator, FNU on julia.singh@fnu.ac.fj


What is it like volunteering in O&G?

For clinicians 18 May 2022

Webinar: Volunteering as an O&G

With the College’s support, M茅dicins Sans Fronti猫res (MSF) Australia interviewed Dr Jared Watts on the role of O&G specialists in the field.


Share your story

We collect stories from Fellows, members and trainees about their experiences volunteering or working in low- and middle-income countries.


Make a donation

Donate medical equipment

The College is not able to accept donations of medical equipment; medical equipment in good condition can be donated to:

Make a financial donation

Your donation helps us support women’s health in the Pacific via scholarships for training and professional development of Pacific O&G clinicians, and grants for women’s health projects.


Contact

For further information please contact the Global Health Unit coordinator:

Email: globalhealth@ranzcog.edu.au
Phone: +61 3 9412 2926


Disclaimer

The links to external resources provided on this page do not signify that RANZCOG endorses or makes any representation or claim regarding the resources, programs or websites.

Fellows, members and trainees interested in volunteering or working overseas should directly seek information from the contacts provided and inform themselves of current government travel advisories through or .

Unless otherwise advised, RANZCOG does not assess or conduct probity on external organisations. RANZCOG accepts no liability, and we encourage applicants to conduct their own due diligence on the suitability of any volunteer or paid roles. Associated costs with volunteering or paid engagement shall be at the applicant鈥檚 expense unless a RANZCOG grant or approved funding covers the volunteer or paid role.

Updated
30 May 2024
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