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Dr Vicky Lavy worked for ten years in Malawi, setting up a palliative care programme for children. She now works for CMF as Head of International Ministries.
Dr Vicky Lavy

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Changes to NHS charges for missionaries

  British doctors working overseas with mission agencies, humanitarian organisations and development charities may soon be required to pay 150% of the normal cost of any secondary health care they receive from the NHS. The new NHS (Charges to Overseas Visitors) Regulations 2015 will come […]

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Ebola: Christmas is cancelled

As many of us stop work and get ready to enjoy Christmas, let’s spare a thought for the people of Sierra Leone. Christmas celebrations and parties have been banned in an attempt to prevent the virus spreading when people get together. Christians do have special […]

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Ebola: dispatches from the frontline

CMF member Sam Dunnet is working as Staff Health Manager for Save the Children in Sierra Leone. Here are excerpts from her updates to the CMF International Facebook group. November 10 – No touch policy Arrived safely after an eventful but not unpleasant journey. Trying […]

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Ebola – How to help

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a Public Health Emergency of International Concern – only the third time in its history it has made such a declaration. Despite this, the international effort to stem the Ebola outbreak has […]

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The role of faith-based organisations in global health

‘Faith makes such an important contribution to development.’ So begins ‘Faith Partnership Principles’ a recent paper from DFID – our government’s Department for International Development. It is a wonderfully encouraging document, recognising the enormous contribution that faith groups make to healthcare in low income countries. […]