Our work has taken us to the different corners of the globe and encompassed a number of different projects. One of our overriding themes has been to try, wherever possible to link with local organisations and charities, not only to learn from their rich local knowledge and understanding, but to help expand and grow the good work that is almost always being done.
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 education and training. In fact we will match our capacity and skills to what is felt to be most important and needed on the ground. 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].
We are a learning organisation, and over the years we have and will continue to refine our approach in order to deliver excellence in the projects we undertake, and ensure that the generous donations we receive make the greatest possible impact. The virtue of healthcare 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.
Our work focuses on 3 areas: