Experience midwifery care
in a developing country

Observe & assist on labour wards, pre and postnatal wards and OBG

Take your midwifery elective placement abroad with The Mighty Roar and experience first-hand the challenges of midwifery in a developing country. This is your chance for a challenging yet highly rewarding experience that will allow you to gain a broad overview and understanding of the care provided or to specialise in an area of interest, whether that be labour wards, pre or postnatal care or OBG.

Our unique midwifery programmes will allow you to observe qualified midwives during patient consultations on the maternity ward, witness childbirth in the delivery room, spend time in theatre and the chance to provide postnatal care talking to mothers about family planning and birth control. Based in a range of government and private hospitals, you'll witness how a lack of funding impacts the quality of care provided and how traditional beliefs and different cultural attitudes exist around childbirth. 

We host hundreds of university students on their midwifery elective placements each and every year. Over the last few years we have built up strong relationships with many universities around the United Kingdom and abroad, with many now actively recommending us to their students. We are able to complete any paperwork required from your university and can ensure that your course requirements are met in terms of minimum hours, placement setting and more.

Our structured and safe midwifery elective placements are ideal for first time and / or solo travellers as well as students looking to travel as a group. Taking your elective placement overseas with The Mighty Roar is the perfect way to meet like-minded people and allows you to explore a new and exciting country as a group.

  • Gain in-depth insight into global midwifery practices overseas
  • Witness first hand the major differences in the fundamentals of midwifery
  • Shadow qualified midwives in a range of maternity units abroad
  • 24/7 in-country & UK support
  • Comprehensive pre-departure support and assistance with all aspects of your trip
  • Pre-departure buddy lists and a dedicated Facebook group to talk with other volunteers
  • Are you a qualified midwife? Please click here for suitable programmes.
From £190

Sri Lanka Medical Experience

Gain invaluable experience assisting in a busy hospital in Sri Lanka, where you will get up close clinical exposure. This unique experience will open your eyes to the world of medicine in Sri Lanka and offers you the chance to gain vital international work experience. You will get hands on training, supervised by experienced medical experts and will be fully involved in the day-to-day activities.

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From £180

Ghana Medical Experience

This is your chance to gain valuable first-hand experience of the healthcare system in Ghana. You will get a real insight into the difficulties faced and meet some of the amazing people trying to help make a difference to the lives of the local community. During your time on the placement, you will get to shadow and assist the professional medical staff where you will get an unparalleled experience.

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From £170

Tanzania Medical Experience

Tanzania has some of the lowest coverage rates of health personnel in the world. With widespread poverty and substantial health challenges, this is your chance to gain first-hand experience and insight into the health care system in a developing country. You will be able to observe and assist local staff at a busy government hospital in a range of departments, while exploring everything this amazing country has to offer.

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From £150

India Medical Experience

Gain vital medical experience abroad with our diverse Indian medical programme. This is your fantastic opportunity to gain first-hand exposure and an in-depth insight into the health care system in India, while also providing an extra pair of hands to help assist. From observing and following the local staff, you will gain valuable knowledge and an understanding of the problems faced in Jaipur, as well as the best procedures and processes to handle them.

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