There are an estimated 214 million women in developing countries who would like to delay or prevent childbearing but are not using an effective method of contraception. These women are the focus of our Margaret Pyke Volunteer programme.
Who are the Margaret Pyke Volunteers?
Margaret Pyke Volunteers are clinicians who have offered their time to remove barriers to family planning services in the developing world by providing sexual and reproductive health training to doctors, nurses, community health workers and staff of our Population & Sustainability Network members. By responding to identified training needs, the Margaret Pyke Volunteers improve maternal, infant and child health. Our volunteers do not provide family planning services directly, they provide training, to ensure sustainable change. We ensure that each Margaret Pyke Volunteer has the right specialist skills and experience to complete short term placements in communities where we have identified a need for training.
In which countries can Margaret Pyke Volunteers be placed?
We work with members of our Population & Sustainability Network to identify sites with a significant need for sexual and reproductive health training, and work directly with the volunteers to match them with sites which would most benefit from the volunteers’ skills and interests. In the months ahead, Margaret Pyke Volunteers will be providing training in Uganda and South Africa.
Would you like to become a Margaret Pyke Volunteer?
If you would like to know more about the Margaret Pyke Volunteers or if you are interested in volunteering, please get in touch and tell us a bit about yourself.