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Rohingya Refugee Crisis – May Update

“One of the biggest humanitarian crisis in recent times – catastrophic” In August 2017, over 600,000 traumatised and desperate Rohingya people fled their homeland in Myanmar to nearby Bangladesh after widespread violence, murder and rape. “The Rohingya are under siege as a group – simply for who they are.  Many refugees are victims of horrific trauma – psychological and physical

Rwanda – A Case for Palliative Care

A Blog Post by Asma Akbar From the moment I completed my Masters in Humanitarianism and Conflict Response, I have always wanted to have the opportunity to do some field work to better understand and put my learning into practice and context. I was given that opportunity by Doctors Worldwide UK to visit Rwanda in December 2017 with two trustees,

Emergency Response Kit Training Programme

On the 4th May, Doctors Worldwide UK launched its Emergency Response Kit training providing life-saving first aid skills to local Rohingya community leaders [majis] in anticipation of the cyclone and floods.  Working with local majis is essential in ensuring the training reaches as many people as possible, particularly as the first responders are usually the local people who are affected.

Content Development Day

Doctors Worldwide UK hosted its first Content Development Day (CDD) at the Royal Society of Medicine, London UK on April 28, 2018. The purpose of this session was to bring together volunteer module developers and field instructors who travelled to Bangladesh for our pilot project. In total we had 20 participants attend in person and via webinar from Bangladesh and

Royal College of General Practitioners Event

Doctors Worldwide UK was kindly asked to support a disasters preparedness event at RCGP hosted by the North and West London faculty. The event was aimed at helping GPs understand the medical response to disasters like Grenfell, celebrate those that acted, and how to respond should an emergency take place on their doorstep. The workshop delivered was part of Doctors

The Humanitarian & Conflict Response Institute [HCRI] Event

Dr Ibrar Majid, Orthopaedic Surgeon and chair of Doctors Worldwide UK as well as Dr Shazaad Ahmed, trustee of Doctors Worldwide UK attended the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute event on the 16th April to talk about their journey into medical humanitarian work and global health. Visit our facebook page to see the live recorded video here https://www.facebook.com/doctorsworldwide/

Postgraduate Fellowship Training on Emergency Medicine in Refugee & Migrant Settings

While there has been a growing recognition for international health workers to be better trained in responding to humanitarian emergencies, few have focused on the local need to strengthen medical education in a migrant and refugee camp setting in low-middle income countries. In December 2017 in consideration of this, Doctors Worldwide UK started the process of developing and implementing a

Assessment of Clinics in Mangochi, Malawi & Identifying Needs

In Feb 2018, Doctors Worldwide UK carried out an assessment of our local Malawi partners (Madinah Social Services) health clinics in Mangochi. The purpose of this assessment was to identify any critical gaps in care and think about how we as Doctors Worldwide UK can address these gaps to improve patient safety and have a positive effect on the health

Rohingya Refugee Crisis – February Update

Human resources are an essential component of every healthcare system in the world. The World Health Organisation states that ‘Developing capable, motivated and supported health workers is essential for overcoming bottlenecks to achieve national and global health goals.’1 Over eighteen years of delivering humanitarian projects across Europe, Asia and Africa, we have witnessed the impact of a lack