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
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
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
Doctors Worldwide UK held its two-day annual training course at the Wellcome Trust in London, in October. Running in its eleventh year, the course has been updated every year and has been expanded from the original one-day course held in Birmingham in 2006. Thirty-four participants, from a diverse range of healthcare backgrounds, attended this year’s course. On Day 1, the
To improve public health we constructed 111 hand driven water pumps in 36 villages surrounding our DWW Junejo maternity centre in Sind, Pakistan.