Tag Archives: mission

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 […]

Putting the last first – medical mission on the front line

‘Every child should be able to access healthcare regardless of who they are and where they are born.’This is what Cat Morris and Mary Cusack passionately believe and what has led them to work in Orissa, one of the poorest states of India. CMF has […]