Electives in Togo for Midwifery Students
If you're interested in volunteering in this destination, please contact us first before applying.
- Placement location: Lomé
- Role: To gain experience from local staff and add to your previous midwifery training
- Requirements: You must be a student studying midwifery and speak intermediate French. If you are not an elective student, please go to our standard Midwifery in Togo project page.
- Types of Placement: Hospitals and medical centers
- Accommodation: Host family
- Length of placement: From 2 weeks
- Start dates: Flexible
If you are considering taking your Midwifery Elective abroad, then Togo could be the perfect choice. You will learn a lot from your placement and will be working with dedicated staff in facilities that are fairly well equipped. You will get a good understanding of midwifery practice in a developing country.
You must be a student studying midwifery to do an Elective placement. Students on all medical related projects in Togo need a good level of French. Most of the staff and patients do not speak English and it is vital that you can understand and communicate in French while you are working in the hospital.
Togo Midwifery Electives
Projects Abroad is happy to work with your university to make sure the objectives of your elective are met at your allocated placement. We have in-country staff who are experienced in coordinating elective students. You will be given a dedicated supervisor who will be a fully qualified member of staff.
Your supervisor will support you during your stay and will ensure that you have time to discuss special cases and will answer your questions. The staff is eager for you to have a fulfilling time at their medical facility.
As the midwifery profession in Togo is very different to what you are used to, you will firstly spend a minimum of a week observing. You may get a more hands-on role if you have demonstrated your knowledge to the team. You may then be able to help carry out consultations, treat pregnant women and assist with births. You will provide much-needed support to the women.
Elective students on all medical related projects in Togo must speak a good level of French. Most of the staff and patients do not speak English. It is vital that you can understand and communicate in French while you are working in the hospital.
You will be placed in the maternity department of a large hospital or one of the more rural medical centres in Lomé where women come especially to have their babies. Staff will be happy to receive you and have you help them.
While in Togo, you will stay with one of our local host families where you will experience the real day-to-day lives of the local Togolese community. You will be able to meet and socialize with other Projects Abroad volunteers and explore what the local area has to offer with them.
Midwifery Student Electives in Togo are available for shorter periods than 4 weeks. While you will be able to gain valuable medical experience on a short-term trip, we recommend staying for a longer period to allow yourself more time to get to know the local medical system, see more of a variety of conditions and procedures, and develop stronger relationships with local medical staff.