We are looking for physicians, nurse practitioners, and certified nurse midwives who are committed to our mission and who have experience working in women’s health. Our current projects require experience with visual inspection of the cervix and with performing cryotherapy. Experience with performing LEEP procedure may also be necessary.
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Kristen and her husband Mark had just begun settling into their year in Gondar, Ethiopia when they learned of our cervical cancer prevention project. While she works in the Ob/Gyn Department at the University in Gondar she will be able to continue the training and mentoring of providers. She is a longtime Northwest resident who works at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle during her normal life.
RN, MS, FNP-C
Amy’s family was originally from Senegal and it was during her first visit there when she was 13 that she decided to dedicate her life towards improving the health of Senegalese people. Now that she has finished her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Johns Hopkins she is ready to pursue her dreams. Amy was a key part of our first project in Dakar and Tambacounda and we look forward to having her continue to work with us.
Nafila was born in Algeria and moved to the United States after High School. She attended medical school at the American University of Antigua and was a third year resident at the Mid-Hudson Family Medicine Residency in Kingston, NY when she traveled with Go Doc Go to Senegal. “It was an honor to help educate local healthcare providers to establish a sustainable women’s healthcare program in a region direly in need of these services. In a very short time the people of Senegal managed to captivate me with their kindness. I believe that volunteering abroad is a must; once you start you won’t want to stop!”
Ellen McTigue is a nationally certified Nurse Practitioner and Coordinator of the Cervical Cancer Prevention Clinic at Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY. With a focus in Women’s Health, she is a professionally recognized expert in clinical strategies and treatments for the prevention of cervical cancer. “Having spent a good part of my professional life working for, and seeing, a significant reduction of Cervical Cancer here, in the United States. I was thrilled to participate in Go Doc Go’s efforts to do the same in Senegal, West Africa. The state of technology , medical advances and a global medical community have created a wonderful opportunity to take on this totally preventable disease that kills women in the prime of their life. GoDocGo has stepped into the arena to help take on this challenge.”
“It was an incredibly moving and meaningful experience. In a short period of time, we were able to screen and treat a large number of women who would otherwise have no cervical cancer screening and who might otherwise develop a preventable and life-threatening disease. We also trained local midwives and other practitioners so that the work on the ground can be continued. What a gift GoDocGo has given to me, and to so many who will benefit from the care!”