Put Your Ideals Into Practice: Doctors Without Borders Info Session - Washington DC
- Charity & Causes
- Georgetown Neighborhood Library, Washington DC
Doctors Without Borders LIVE Recruitment Webinar for Midwives
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM (EDT)
Every day, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) aid workers from around the world provide assistance to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe—treating those most in need regardless of political, religious, or economic interest. Whether an emergency involves armed conflicts or epidemics, malnutrition or natural disasters, MSF is committed to bringing quality medical care to people caught in crisis.
In any MSF project, provision of reproductive health care will very often be a component. In 2012 alone, MSF teams assisted in more than 185,000 births—births supported by midwives recruited from all over the world, including from the United States.
On Wednesday, October 16, nurse-midwives and certified midwives are invited to join us for a LIVE teleconference and webinar dedicated to a discussion of employment opportunities for midwives with MSF. Learn more about how you can join MSF’s pool of dedicated midwives who provide reproductive and mother-child health care around the world every day.
MSF Field Human Resources Officers will give an overview of the organization and discuss requirements, and participants will be able to ask questions about the recruitment process and life in the field.
Joining our staff will be Emily Sayers Slocum, a New York-based nurse-midwife and MSF aid worker, who will share stories and photos from her recent MSF assignment in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The presentation will last approximately 75 minutes, including Q&A.
Starting Times by time zone are listed below:
7:00 PM Eastern time
6:00 PM Central time
5:00 PM Mountain time
4:00 PM Pacific time
Registration is required and limited.
After you have registered you will receive an email confirmation that includes the phone number and password you'll need to join the teleconference and web component.
Note that this event is a LIVE teleconference and webinar.
You will hear the audio portion of the presentation over your phone (mobile or land line). The optional (but recommended) web component includes a PowerPoint slideshow presentation and the opportunity to ask questions via live chat.
*Read the bio below to learn more about our midwife presenter, and please visit our website to review the requirements for joining our team and to view first-hand field accounts by fellow midwives.
Emily Sayers Slocum is a nurse-midwife and Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) aid worker from New York City. Inspired to become a midwife by her Peace Corps experience in Mali, Slocum went on to work for six years as a full-scope midwife in a hospital in the Bronx, NY, and from 2011-2012 she joined MSF for a six-month assignment in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Slocum is currently working full-time at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan, and is looking forward to her next mission with MSF.
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international medical humanitarian organization working in more than 60 countries to assist people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe. For more information, please visit www.doctorswithoutborders.org.
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