Through training, collaboration, partnerships and advocacy, RANZCOG contributes to regional efforts to empower local reproductive health workforces to meet the challenges of providing quality women’s health care in low-resource and isolated settings.
What we do
We aim to build the capacity of the O&G workforce in Pacific Island countries through support for training, education and research. We do this by:
offering RANZCOG Associate Membership to Pacific O&G specialists
providing access to RANZCOG resources and scholarships
working in collaboration with local, regional and international partners, including Pacific Medical Schools, O&G Societies and Ministries of Health, Medical Colleges within Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand, and non-government organisations working in the Pacific
raising awareness about global women’s health issues
We provide resources, scholarships, networking and research support for the O&G training programs at the University of Papua New Guinea School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and the Fiji National University College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.
Resources for Pacific O&G clinicians
Apply for a scholarship
For clinicians in the Pacific
We offer the following scholarships to Pacific O&G trainees and specialists to support their training and professional development.
For clinicians in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand
We also support Fellows and trainees from Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand to participate in international O&G conferences, and further their career goals with travel funding.
Join the Global Health Facebook group
Our private Global Health Facebook is open to Pacific Associate members, Pacific O&G trainees, as well as members and trainees based in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.
The group provides O&G clinicians across the Pacific, Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand the opportunity to engage with each other, share information, and participate in discussions in a supportive environment.
Contribute to O&G Magazine
Do you have an interest in global women’s health or have experience working or volunteering in low and middle-income countries?
O&G Magazine is a fantastic print and online platform to highlight global women’s health issues or initiatives. If you don’t have time to prepare a written contribution, you can be interviewed and have an article written for you.
Email us if you wish to contribute a global health story to O&G Magazine.
Volunteer or work overseas
Short-term paid deployment
COVID Clinical Support Project, Papua New Guinea
RANZCOG is recruiting two Fellows for a short-term paid deployment to Papua New Guinea in November 2023.
Please click the button below to learn more about this opportunity and to apply.
Short-term volunteer opportunity
Course Facilitator, University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) O&G Intensive Course for Trainees
The University of Papua New Guinea School of Medicine and Health Sciences (UPNG SMHS) O&G Department is running a two-week intensive course for UPNG O&G trainees in October 2023, immediately before the end-of-year Master of Medicine and Diploma of O&G exams.
Please click the button below to learn more about this opportunity, and to apply.
What is it like volunteering in O&G?
Make a donation
Donate medical equipment
The College is not able to accept donations of medical equipment; medical equipment in good condition can be donated to:
Make a financial donation
Your donation helps us support women’s health in the Pacific via scholarships for training and professional development of Pacific O&G clinicians, and grants for women’s health projects.
For further information please contact the Global Health Unit coordinator:
Phone: 61+ 3 9412 2926
The links to external resources provided on this page do not signify that RANZCOG endorses or makes any representation or claim regarding the resources, programs or websites.
Fellows, members and trainees interested in volunteering or working overseas should directly seek information from the contacts provided and inform themselves of current government travel advisories through smarttraveller.gov.au or safetravel.gov.nz.
Unless otherwise advised, RANZCOG does not assess or conduct probity on external organisations. RANZCOG accepts no liability, and we encourage applicants to conduct their own due diligence on the suitability of any volunteer or paid roles. Associated costs with volunteering or paid engagement shall be at the applicant’s expense unless a RANZCOG grant or approved funding covers the volunteer or paid role.