A doctor who works at Derry’s Altnagelvin Hospital is being featured in international development organisation, VSO Ireland’s, latest online recruitment video
Dr. Mary McCauley was filmed in Ethiopia last month where she is currently volunteering as a volunteer Obstetrician & Gynaecologist in Yirgalem General Hospital. A central aspect of her role is providing training and mentoring for local doctors and midwifery to help reduce the significantly high maternal and child mortality rates.
Every year in Ethiopia approximately 25,000 women die as a result of childbirth.
‘This has been the best thing, personally and professionally that I have done so far and I would recommend volunteering with VSO to anyone who wants to make a real difference in the developing world.
Prior to her departure, Mary was a trainee registrar in obstetrics and gynaecology in Altnagelvin.
‘Mary is an absolutely fantastic volunteer. She is doing amazing work and her legacy will continue long after she returns to Northern Ireland’ said VSO Director, Nick Gallagher.
Click here to watch the VSO video