This page provides links to networks for health professionals working in LMIC or involved in overseas aid.
Médecins Sans Frontières(Doctors without Borders)
Visit the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)website for more information on the organisation, or the section on MSF Australia
See this page of the MSF website for information about joining their cause as an anaesthetist:
"Anaesthetists are required for the increasing number of surgical projects that Médecins Sans Frontières manages around the world. To work with us in this capacity, you need the flexibility to work with limited resources and face a variety of challenges that may range from trauma patients to women requiring emergency caesarean sections."
In the video above, anaesthetist Kevin Baker talks about his experiences treating patients and training staff in Libya.
For more videos like this, check out the Médecins Sans Frontières Australia & New Zealand YouTube channel.
International Medical Aid
International Medical Aid offers once-in-a-lifetime medical internships abroad for doctors, medical residents, medical students, nurse practitioners, physician assistant and pre-med undergraduates to work in busy international hospitals, mentored by our outstanding staff of dedicated physicians and other healthcare professionals.
Visit the website for more information on programs, and read testimonials from alumni of the programs.
ANZCA's Global Development committee resources - Get involved
ANZCA's Global Development committee is committed to improving education and training capacity in anaesthesia and pain medicine in response to the needs expressed by low and middle income countries (LMIC).
Check out the ANZCA Global health website for information about scholarship opportunities, international volunteering and how to support featured charitable organisations.
Humanitarian medical work (ASA)
The Australian Society of Anaesthetists maintains a volunteer database of specialist anaesthetists from Australia and New Zealand who are interested in assisting with humanitarian medical work. The databaseprovides anaesthetists with work overseas opportunities and provide organisations with the names of anaesthetists interested in working abroad.
Health Information for All (HIFA)
The HIFA Vision: "Every person and every health worker will have access to the healthcare information they need to protect their own health and the health of others."
Health Information for All is a global health network with more than 18,000 members (health workers, librarians, publishers, researchers, policymakers, etc.) committed to the progressive realisation of a world where every person has access to the healthcare information they need to protect their own health and the health of others.
HIFA members have a vast and unique experience and expertise which they can use to bring clarity to challenging questions around global health issues in general and healthcare information issues in particular.
Find more information about HIFA on their website, and watch the video below.
Evidence Aid was established as a charity in 2015. It uses knowledge from systematic reviews to provide reliable, up-to-date evidence on interventions that might be considered in the context of natural disasters and other major healthcare emergencies. Evidence Aid seeks to highlight which interventions work, which don’t work, which need more research, and which, no matter how well meaning, might be harmful; and to provide this information to agencies and people planning for, or responding to, disasters.
Read more about Evidence Aid's mission, and research priorities on their website.
Visit Evidence Aid's Multimedia page for podcasts.
Visit Evidence Aid's Multimedia page for videos, and also their YouTube channel.
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