International Midwifery Internships in Togo
- PLACEMENT LOCATION: Lomé
- ROLE: To work alongside skilled local staff and gain experience of midwifery practice in a developing country
- TYPES OF PLACEMENTS: Hospitals
- REQUIREMENTS: Interns must speak intermediate French
- ACCOMMODATION: Host family
- LENGTH OF PLACEMENT: From 2 weeks
- START DATES: Flexible
A Projects Abroad Midwifery internship in Togo is an exciting opportunity for interns to see different births progress and provide much-needed support to Togolese women. The placements are well-equipped by local standards and will give you a full experience of midwifery practice in a developing country.
Your role will be that of an intern. As the midwifery profession in Togo is very different to what you are likely to be used to, you will first spend a minimum of a week observing. You may get a more hands on role if you are training to be a midwife and have demonstrated your knowledge to the team. You will then be able to help carry out consultations, treat pregnant women, and assist with births.
You will be placed in the maternity department of Lomé’s University hospital or one of the more rural medical centres where women come to have their babies. Staff will be happy to receive you and have you help them. You will have a dedicated Projects Abroad Medical Coordinator, who will act as your supervisor. They will be on hand to make sure you have a worthwhile time interning in Togo.
Interning Abroad as a Midwife in Togo with Projects Abroad
Interns on all medical related projects in Togo need an intermediate level of French. Most of the staff and patients do not speak English and it is vital that you can understand and communicate in French while you are working in the hospital.
You can read more detailed information about the aims of the project in our Togo Medicine & Healthcare Management Plan.
While interning on a Midwifery Project in Togo, you will stay with one of our local host families where you will experience the real day-to-day lives of the local Togolese community. You will be able to meet and socialize with other Projects Abroad volunteers and explore what the local area has to offer with them.
Midwifery internships in Togo are available for shorter periods than 4 weeks. While you will be able to gain valuable medical experience on a short-term trip, we recommend staying for a longer period to allow yourself more time to get to know the local medical system, see more of a variety of conditions and procedures, and develop stronger relationships with local medical staff.