This morning I’m speaking to Dr Wondu Alemayehu, an eye surgeon based in Addis Ababa, to talk about his collaboration with The Fred Hollows Foundation on a project to eliminate trachoma from Oromia - a region of Ethiopia which, with a population of 34 million, is larger than many African nations.
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Most overseas-trained doctors face the same dilemma when they look for a job in Australia – the tension between their own desire to live and work by the beach and the overwhelming availability of work in remote and out of the way places. The reason for this is simple - supply and demand.
Listening to the recent ABC Background Briefing documentary on overseas doctors I was struck by the success that Dr. Ayman Shenouda has achieved in attracting other doctors to his community in Wagga Wagga. As a Coptic Christian he, with some colleagues, founded their own church to satisfy ...
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About the Author
About the author
Dr John Bethell graduated from Aberdeen Medical School in 1990 and worked as a doctor in both the UK and Australia, launching Wavelength with co-founder Claire Ponsford in 1999. As a pioneer and market leader of medical recruitment in Australia Dr Bethell has seen the industry grow and mature. After two decades of helping doctors find work and healthcare employers find doctors, he sees the medical workforce world from a unique perspective.