Margaret Pyke Volunteers are clinicians who have offered their time to remove barriers to family planning services in the developing world, by providing sexual and reproductive health training to doctors, nurses, and community health workers. By responding to identified training needs, the Margaret Pyke Volunteers improve maternal, infant and child health. Our volunteers do not provide family planning services directly, they provide training, to ensure sustainable change. We ensure that each Margaret Pyke Volunteer has the right specialist skills and experience to complete short term placements in communities where a Network member has identified a need for training. Six volunteers have been assisting on projects in the last year.
Network coordinator, the Margaret Pyke Trust, has trained clinicians on contraception and sexual health for nearly 50 years. The Trust’s “Margaret Pyke Conference” is the UK’s leading contraceptive update conference for clinicians and is held at the Royal College of Physicians in London, three times per annum. By launching the Margaret Pyke Volunteers programme, the Trust is leveraging its substantial training expertise, and reputation among specialist sexual and reproductive health clinicians, with the international knowledge of training needs of other Network members.
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