Global Health Fellowship

School of Paediatrics

Midlands and East

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Paediatric Global Health Fellowship – South Africa 2019 Recruitment

Health Education England Midlands and East: East of England, East Midlands and West Midlands Schools of Paediatrics are pleased to offer, through Africa Health Placements ( one year Paediatric Global Health Fellow (PGHF) clinical posts, based in rural community hospitals in either Kwa Zulu Natal or the Eastern Cape in South Africa. The AHP organisation has a mission to support and enhance healthcare systems in rural Africa. AHP will arrange all the required paperwork, visas and provide on-going support for you during the placement. The basic monthly salary is currently 62,000 SA Rand per month, equivalent to approximately £3,400 per month. Successful appointees will be required to pay in stages a deployment fee of about £5000 to AHP to secure the post and cover administration costs.

The aim of these posts is to enable paediatric trainees to develop skills and competencies in Global Health Medicine a theme that can be further developed throughout their paediatric training in conjunction with the RCPCH Global Links Programme. Trainees can undertake an on-line Diploma in Tropical Medicine or equivalent. We recognise these will be challenging placements both professionally and personally. PGHF will gain experience in infectious diseases, tropical medicine, malnutrition and  management of birth complications. In these  posts, a PGHF will also be expected to work in areas of adult medicine, surgery and obstetrics during their out of hours work. Appointees will receive appropriate training and support for all these roles both prior to departure and on commencing their post.

These PGHF posts will only be available to trainees who are appointed to Midlands and East (East of England, East Midlands or West Midlands) paediatric training programmes and will  require a separate application and interview through the national RCPCH recruitment process. Applicants will first be interviewed in early December to determine their suitability for this programme followed by a benchmarking interview through national RCPCH recruitment. Trainees must be succesful in both interviews to become a PGHF.

All successful PGHF will commence their training programme in summer 2019. The timing of the deployment to S. Africa will be agreed on an individual basis with their TPD and will depend on satisfactory progress in their training, including ARCPs and exams. The earliest a trainee could be deployed would be the end of ST1 (summer 2020) if they have passed two of three written exams (FOP, TAS or AKP) or at the end of ST2 early ST3 when they have passed the clinical MRCPCH. The 12 month placements will be taken as an OOPE. The PGHF will return to the paediatric training programme at an appropriate level which will also be agreed on an individual basis  with their TPD. 

Trainees already in the East of England, East Midlands and West Midlands may wish to discuss an application for PGHF with their Head of School or Training Programme Director.

East of England

Level 1 TPD                            Dr Angela D’Amore

East Midlands

Global Health Leads               Dr Prit Chahal

                                                Dr Reem Al-Jayyousi

Head of School                       Dr Cathryn Chadwick

Level 1 TPD (North)               Dr Donna Traves

Dr Carol Bertenshaw

Level 1 TPD (South)               Dr Hemant Bhavsar

West Midlands

Global Health Leads               Dr Steve Walter

                                                Dr Shamah Mahmood

Head of School                       Dr Helen Goodyear

Level 1 TPD                            Dr Anju Singh 

Additional generic information is available on:

HEE information for doctors working overseas


HEE East of England has more information on


HEE Severn website with general information on the GHF scheme initially developed GP trainees


AHP website and blog where you can read stories by doctors who have returned from South Africa


Further infomation on the generic GHF programme can be obtained from Dr Wilf Kelsall, Head of School of Paediatrics and Global Health Lead HEE EOE or Hilary Foster, GHF Recruitment Co-ordinator at HEE,who will contact you and offer further information and advice

An application pack can be obtained below.

Closing date for applications returned to Hilary Foster:     Friday 23rd November

Interviews will be conducted in Cambridge:                         Week beginning 3rd December


Monday, 10 June, 2019
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