13th Humanitarian Medical Aid Course


The Humanitarian Medical Aid Course is an educational experience like no other. Developed by Doctors Worldwide and now in its thirteenth year, the course is open to all health care professionals who are looking to begin their journey in the complex industry of humanitarian work, and want to make a difference to the world and the lives of others. The course aims to share knowledge and experiences, encourage debate, promote reflection as well as have a good time networking, while introducing concepts around humanitarian medical emergencies and longer-term health development programmes.

This isn’t some run-of-the-mill didactic study day, or technical pre-deployment skills training. It is a course made rich by our faculty, and your participation.

The Content

Day 1

  • Motivation and expectations
  • Medical response in humanitarian emergencies
  • Needs assessments
  • Humanitarian principles & cultural considerations
  • Simulated emergency scenario
  • A volunteer account

Day 2

  • Humanitarian health development
  • Teaching and Training
  • Health Systems
  • Working Clinically
  • Interactive group work
  • Getting involved

The Faculty

We have grown up doing this work. Blending medical careers with volunteerism, crossing the divides of disasters and development, having witnessed and experienced work both in the field and in the office.

Testimonials from 2018 course attendees:

“The course was fantastic! There was a lot of insight given into areas surrounding health and a lot of amazing stories and experiences shared. The team was amazing and respectful.”

“Had an amazing, insightful and inspiring two days! A great course, well set out and engaging. Thank you and well done guys keep up all your amazing work! Really positive! Well led and organised.”

“I wish I had attended this course years ago!”

“The course was excellent! Well organised. I learnt so much. The group exercises were a really good way of learning about humanitarian response on day 1 and health development on day 2. Thought provoking two days. Course was better than I expected.”

“Invaluable course. Enlightened and inspired by the speakers/DWW. Looking forward to be involved with DWW projects.”

Where & When

For the UK, the most likely date will be a weekend in October. Please visit our website regularly for further information follow our social media.

The course has also been delivered internationally with planning and discussions to bring the course to the United States in 2019.

For registration of interest email: info@doctorsworldwide.org