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Asia-Pacific resources: Networks

This page provides links to networks for health professionals working in LMIC or involved in overseas aid.

Get involved

Doctors without borders - Anaesthetists

WebsiteVisit the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) website for more information on the organisation in general, or the section on MSF Australia; Médecins Sans Frontières translates to Doctors without Borders.

WebsiteSee this page of the MSF website for information about the requirments for joining their cause as an anaesthetist, and why you are needed:

"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 caesarian sections."

The video above shows Anesthetist Kevin Baker talking about his experiences treating patients and training staff in Libya.

MultimediaFor 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.

WebsiteVisit 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).

WebsiteCheck out the ANZCA Global health website for information about scholarship opportunities, international volunteering and how to support featured charitable organisations.


Humanitarian medical work (ASA)

Visit the Australian Society of Anaesthetists website, with a volunteer database of specialist anaesthetists from Australia and New Zealand who are interested in assisting with humanitarian medical work. This is used to provide anaesthetists with both work overseas opportunities and to provide organisations with the names of anaesthetists interested in working abroad.

 ASA Humanitarian medical work website

Networks

 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.

WebsiteFind more information about HIFA on their website, and watch the video below.


Evidence Aid

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. 

WebsiteRead more about Evidence Aid's mission, and research priorities on their website.

PodcastsVisit Evidence Aid's Multimedia page for podcasts.

MultimediaVisit Evidence Aid's Multimedia page for videos, and also their YouTube channel.

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