Tag Archives: mission

What the UK needs to learn from the worldwide Church

Last week there was a meeting between David Cameron and leaders of major UK NGOs on the process to find the new set of development goals post 2015.  Many issues were on the agenda, and it is a meeting which will have influence on the process, […]


‘Life is but a breath’ – medical mission in Ecuador

As physicians in the UK we see tragedies and heartbreak; the stillborn baby, the young father who dies of cancer, a child who is run over. Working as a physician in Ecuador I have witnessed many, many more tragedies; young mothers with terrible, neglected, fungating […]


Pigs and plasters

I always enjoy week two of the Developing Health Course. By now we have got to know one another, shared some laughs and got used to the strange coffee. We are all ages and stages, from a fourth year medical student from Leeds, to a […]


Minding the gap – Developing Health Course 2012

We are half way through the Developing Health Course, after a fantastic first week.  We have learned about community health, mental health, tropical medicine, HIV, paediatrics, ophthalmology, palliative care… and much, much more. This is the fourth time I’ve run the course and it’s great […]


Vicky Lavy blogs from Developing Health 2011

We’re at the beginning of week two of the Developing Health Course. Week one was packed with 33 hours of excellent teaching – exhausting but very inspiring. We’ve heard about trematodes and trypanosomes, scalp veins and scabies, red eyes and refugees. We’ve learnt about diseases […]