We specialise in delivering medical care to slum / deprived communities in the developing world.
The group originally started out in 2001. The group was small to start with, and has gradually grown. It was felt that it should be formalised, resulting in a non profit making company being formed in 2009. This was subsequently registered as a charity in the United Kingdom with the Charities Commission (Charity no. 1140318).
7 Savile Park, Savile Park, Halifax, United Kingdom, HX1 3EA
We set up "camp" at locations in the developing world, in partnership with charities local to the area. We provide medical care, free of charge.
We aim to empower and educate the patient and the population that we are serving.
We aim to up-skill ourselves and the clinicians that we work with by exchanging knowledge and technique.
The charity is run by a multi-disciplinary team of volunteers. This means that our staff costs are zero. 100% of what is donated is spent on patient care. In order to pay for the delivery of care, fund raising activities are organized. Any money that is raised through donations is used to pay for medicines, treatment and education of the population where the camp is held. (Please note, very occasionally we allow volunteers to ask for donations to fund their expenses. If donations are sought for this purpose, this will be made very clear.)
Humanitarian Award: Awarded jointly by the British Medical Association, Royal College of Nursing and Department Of Health (2004)
Specialities offered vary depending on skills of the volunteers.
The following specialities will be represented in Camp 2012.
Dermatology, Diabetes, Rheumatolgy, Respiratory and Emergency Medicine.
General Medicine (10 Doctors with General Practice skills with different interests)
Opthalmology (Diagnosis treatment and Eys Surgery),
Gynaecology and Womens Health.
Education is a major part our activiy. This year we have taken part in organising an eye conference which will be attended by eye surgeons from all over India. A link to this will be posted shortly.