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Pre-deployment Training with DWW Volunteer Medics

On the 30th June 2018, Doctors Worldwide carried out its pre-deployment training for the 11 medical volunteers who will be going out to Bangladesh over the next 12 weeks. The medics will be teaching the Doctors Worldwide Postgraduate Fellowship on Refugee & Migrant Health to over 65 Bangladeshi doctors that work in the Rohingya camps and representing 25+ organisations and

The RCGP JIC Symposium – DWW Simulation Workshop In Disaster Response

On Saturday 23rd June 2018, Doctors Worldwide were invited to the RCGP JIC Symposium where we held a simulation workshop for GPs on responding and co-ordinating a medical response to a humanitarian crisis. Great interaction from the audience after a long day with some very interesting discussions taking place. Thank you to RCGP JIC for inviting us and thank you

Imperial College School of Medicine

On Friday 22nd June 2018, Doctors Worldwide was at Imperial College School of Medicine in London to talk to students about our global health work in practice and in a humanitarian crisis. Thank you to Professor Alan Fenwick for inviting us to speak to your students on the Global Health course! If you would like to invite Doctors Worldwide to

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

Doctors Worldwide UK Training Course 2017

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