Humanitarian Medical Aid Course 2019 – SOLD OUT

  • Start: October 5, 2019
  • End: October 6, 2019

183 Euston Road, United Kingdom
Tickets Available: 0 Price: £SOLD OUT


The Price

Price: £240
Students & Non Medics: £150


The Course

Accredited for 6hrs of CPD from the Royal College of Physicians

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
  • Group exercise – Dealing with uncertainty in emergency response
  • A volunteer account

Day 2

  • Volunteering and Voluntourism – Challenging global stereotypes
  • Medical Care in Context
  • Top 5 conditions, how will you manage them, what will you have available?
  • An approach to system strengthening in development projects.
  • Strategy, stakeholders, sustainability.
  • Teaching in overseas settings.
  • Volunteer Account: Assessing and developing a project
  • Group Exercise – Maternal Health
  • About Doctors Worldwide
  • Getting Involved and Q&A

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 – Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th October 2019, 10am – 5.30pm at the Wellcome Collection – 183 Euston Rd, London NW1 2BE, UK.

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