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    Getting off to the right start is key to living a long and healthy life. That’s as true in Manchester as it is in Mumbai or Mbale. But the challenges that mothers, babies and children face differ enormously across the globe. That’s why maternal and child health is such an important focus for health initiatives in low-resource settings. The world has made significant progress in the past three decades: efforts...
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    Here at BMA House we are currently working on a feature for the next episode of our podcast Doctors notes . We are looking for 2-3 doctors who have worked abroad to share their stories. Could you be one of them? The feature aims to share real stories of working abroad and how this has changed your perspective in some way. We'd be happy to hear from doctors who have volunteered abroad as well as those who have experience...
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    Over the past year, BMA's International department has been helping HEE (Health Education England) to develop a new online portal for medical volunteering opportunities through the NHS international volunteering group. HEE has been developing the platform to support health and care staff interested in international volunteering. The platform will signpost to key resources for international volunteers available online...
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    Calling all surgeons and OBs with experience working in LMICs - we need your input! The BMA is supporting the charity Lifebox to develop a list of surgical instruments for a low cost surgical instrument tray. The tray will provide all the essential instruments to safely perform C-section and laparotomy in low-resource settings. These are two of the most frequent and urgent operations performed, with the potential to...
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    I am extremely pleased that my two colleagues, Adam and Sue, and I won the BMA Doctors as Volunteers competition. We all volunteer for Tower RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution, the charity that saves life at sea). Adam and Sue have been volunteering for them a lot longer than I have, and have also worked at different lifeboat stations in the UK. I joined Tower lifeboats about a year ago, and I can emphatically...
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    Alison Wells is a neonatal nurse working at Craigavon Hospital, Northern Ireland. Along with colleagues she is a winner of the 2016 Doctors as volunteers poster competition - the winning poster can be found here . - In 2015 with the help of the BMA Humanitarian Fund I was able to accompany a small team of healthcare workers from the UK to South Sudan. We were working with the Essential Life Saving Skills for Africa...
  • Volunteering Opportunity in Honduras 2017

    • 6 Sep 2016
    We are a group of 25 medical students at Queen Mary University of London and are part of a sustainable development organisation called Global Brigades. Next summer in August 2017, we will be travelling to Honduras for 9 days setting up small clinics and providing primary care treatment to local communities. As part of our trip we require 3 doctors to travel with us and help run clinics, mainly consulting, diagnosing...
  • Why maternal and child health matters

    Getting off to the right start is key to living a long and healthy life. That’s as true in Manchester as it is in Mumbai or Mbale. But the challenges that mothers, babies and children face differ enormously across the globe. That’s why maternal and child health is such an important focus for health initiatives in low-resource settings. The world has made significant progress in the past three decades: efforts...