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Inauguration of the Post-Graduate Fellowship on Refugee & Migrant Health

On the 12th of July 2018, Doctors Worldwide officially launched the Post Graduate Fellowship [PGF] on Refugee & Migrant Health in Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh. This 12-week training is being delivered to increase the capacity and skills of local Bangladeshi doctors working in the Rohingya Camps, particularly for those who have never practiced medicine within a humanitarian crisis/setting before. Initiated in

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.

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