Travel restrictions recommended by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and significant flight restrictions between Africa and the UK following a rapid rise in COVID 19 cases in the UK led us to temporarily withdraw in country volunteers in March 2020.  For such a longstanding partnership, this was a very difficult decision. Currently our efforts are focusing on providing distant support to our partnerships throughout this pandemic, applications for remote teaching fellows closed on 25th May 2021. Thank you to all who applied, we will be in touch!

GADP offers a number of exciting fellowship and consultant mentorship opportunities on a regular basis.

The fellowships provide an opportunity for anaesthetic trainees to join a cross-cultural training experience with exposure to a varied and challenging case mix. There is a strong emphasis on education, the development of educational resources, and supporting system changes that improve perioperative care. Applicants with skills in these areas and a desire to improve global healthcare are essential to the success of GADP. The co-educational benefits of working with GADP include exposure to providing safe anaesthetic care in a low-resource setting as well as the opportunity to expand your experience of mentorship, education, management and leadership opportunities.

We recruit on a yearly basis for both senior and junior fellows. The placements are for 6 or 12 months starting in February and August. Senior Fellows have completed their final FRCA (or overseas equivalent) and are available for UK and international trainees.  Junior Fellows have completed basic anaesthetic training in addition to the primary FRCA examination and are available for UK trainees.

We recruit for Senior fellowships on a yearly basis. The placements are for 3-6 months, starting in May and August. The placement has 2 senior posts (trainees who have completed, or close to completing their anaesthesia training).

Placements are available for international graduates from all jurisdictions.

These placements are offered in partnership with the Canadian Anaesthesiologists’ Society International Education Foundation (CASIEF).

Fellowship applications tend to open in January, with closing date in March and interview/selection in April. Posts would commence in May or August.

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Consultant mentorships involve two-week placements in Zambia providing advanced subspecialty training to a senior trainee or recent graduate, which is then followed by distance mentoring.  These roles are recruited on a continuous basis. We are currently focusing on mentorship roles in obstetrics, regional and critical care subspecialties, but are open to interest from consultants with  other subspecialty interest also.

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GADP is a not for profit charity. Our work is not possible without the generosity of others. We rely on winning grants and fundraising contributions to provide the resources needed to deliver our programs of work.

Low quality surgical and anaesthetic care is responsible for significant amount of avoidable death and disability worldwide.  By supporting us you are contributing to the education and training of a generation of doctors to give safe anaesthesia - doctors who will be expert educators for the next generation; who will be empowered to engage with management so their patients may access the safest drugs, equipment and receive the highest standard of peri-operative care.

Our current fundraising call is focusing on supporting our partners through the current covid - 19 pandemic with both procurement of PPE as well as providing ongoing educational and wellbeing support.

Please consider supporting us in this work by donating  now via our JustGiving page:

If you would like to discuss opportunities to get involved or have any queries please contact us via email:

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