- Started by: Dr Tewabe Bayu Bati
- For: Comm. Boosting Org
- Started on: 13 aug 2023
- Closing Date: 11 nov 2023
Volunteer Health Professionals Service Support Project (VHPSSP) is a project which has been implemented in Bahir Dar (Felege Hiwot Comprehensive Specialized Hospital), Debre Birihan (Hakim Gizaw Hospital and Debire Birihan Comprehensive Specialized Hospital) in the last two years. Now it is going to be started in Mizan Aman (Mizan Tepi University Teaching Hospital). The project recruits newly graduated health professionals and assigns them to partner public healthcare providers. The volunteers will work full working hours with full professional responsibility as the staff of the institutions do. Project coordinators will supervise and control the volunteers.
This project has two major objectives. The first one is fulfilling the human resource shortage of Health providers through Volunteer health professionals. Our health professionals will serve as one of the staff of our client Health provider organization. Our Health professionals will serve as one of the staff of our client Health provider organization. It will increase the quality of healthcare service and decrease the queue of patients, mortality and morbidity caused by delays in health service. The second goal goes to the health professionals
themselves. Most Ethiopian employers request letters of experience as a requirement for their vacancies. These new graduates don't have the required letter of experience. Therefore, they will be excluded from the job applications. CBO and the client's Health provider will give a letter of experience for a volunteer health professional who served a minimum of four months in one of the client's health providers. Therefore they will be competent for job applications.
In addition, whenever resources available, the project provides at workplace lunch, transport allowance and skill training for the volunteers. Due to limitation of resources most of our volunteers in the past have served without workplace lunch, transport allowance and skill training.
Your contribution will be used for transport allowance, workplace lunch expenses and skill training expenses for volunteer and project coordinators' salary and administrative cost of the project.