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.
Pacific associate membership
As a Pacific Associate member, you can access College resources and participate in our CPD program for Pacific specialists.
Resources for Pacific O&G clinicians
Pacific O&G webinar series
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
RANZCOG partners with Australian Volunteers (AVI) and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) to promote volunteer O&G assignments in the Pacific.
Other volunteer pathways
Our Global Health Experience Map highlights global health volunteer or work activities of our Fellows, members and trainees.
If you are interested in volunteering or working overseas, you can use the map to learn about possible pathways and to connect with those with activities listed.
Share your story
We collect stories from Fellows, members and trainees about their experiences volunteering or working in low- and middle-income countries.
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 in low- and middle-income countries should directly seek information from the contacts provided, and inform themselves of current government travel advisories through smarttraveller.gov.au or safetravel.gov.nz.