WHAT WE DO
Doctors Worldwide’s role in serving communities in need has been to bring in extra resources, be that funding, knowledge sharing, human resources, equipment, management skills, or medical teaching. In fact what is felt to be the most needed and within our capacity and skill set to deliver, is what we will do. Inevitably in development work this means taking time to build relationships with people and organisations, understanding their needs and difficulties, what they are doing well [which could be expanded] but also asking hard questions on what is not being done well [which could be improved].
After 18 years of work in over 20 countries and nearly 100 discrete projects to date, we continue to learn what works well, what doesn`t and also crucially how to make the generous donations we receive make the greatest impact. The beauty of medical work is the profound changes that can be made with small interventions; a few pennies on life saving medication, a safe birth, a mother saved, or a training module that changes a doctors or nurses practice for the rest of their working life.