What is a PCP Medical Ambassador?
A PCP Medical Ambassador is a compassionate, dedicated medical professional volunteer investing their skills in service to Congo.
Training the Trainers
Through the “Training the Trainers” method, our goal is to multiply medical training for long-term impact. Medical teams traveling to Congo train a group of local medical professionals in their area of expertise. Congolese professionals return to their facility, where they train 8-10 people on the specific skill.
The Medical Ambassador program seeks to come alongside our partners in Congo for lasting change. We believe in training-the-trainers and learning from our Congolese medical colleagues who are experts in their field. Though they may not have the same resources, they are highly capable and experienced in caring for the people in their communities. Our goal is to come alongside in support and be transformed.
Ann-Marie Zuku, a nurse at the IPOK clinic in Gemena, DRC, received a training called “Helping Mothers Survive: Bleeding After Birth.”
"When western doctors visit, they can treat people, but they will go home. However, through training, we can improve our skills and we can care for our own people."
Surgery & Anesthesiology
Our approach is to equip, inspire confidence, and then step aside and take on a supporting role to encourage long-term viability and sustainability of the medical system in Congo.
Traveling to Congo
Medical Ambassador teams travel to Congo several times per year to build relationships, meet with their medical colleagues, and train in specific skills and procedures. Not every volunteer will travel to Congo; we have opportunities for volunteers to support the work from home.
Ways to Give to the PCP Medical Ambassadors Program
The PCP Medical Ambassadors research and procure training materials, supplies, medicines, and equipment that is appropriate for resource-limited contexts and highly skilled teams. These materials are often expensive. Support our training supply fund to help provide these necessary items.
Support the costs of PCP Medical Ambassadors who travel to DR Congo to build relationships, meet with their medical colleagues, and train in specific skills and procedures.
Becoming a Medical Ambassador
If you are a student, currently in practice, or retired, and have always wondered how you can use your training in international service, this program is for you! Get in touch with us to find out how you can get involved.
Upcoming Trips to Congo
May 2022 - more details coming soon
Medical Ambassador Stories
Our Medical Ambassadors are dedicated to working alongside their Congolese colleagues to learn, grow, and support the work in Congo. Here are a few stories of their experiences and challenges along the way. To receive these stories by email, sign up for our newsletter!