The Department of Health (DH), the British Medical Association (BMA) and the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) recognise that a significant number of NHS healthcare staff undertake international humanitarian work. Much of this work is aimed at helping developing countries and societies in transition to address significant challenges they may face in meeting the healthcare needs of their people.
In order to support current activities, and to encourage the development of new initiatives, the DH, BMA and RCN have made available a fund to cover incidental expenses of teams undertaking humanitarian projects. Applications to this fund may be made by any individual or staff group within the NHS or special health authority, with applications from multidisciplinary teams being particularly welcome.
A list of organisations that provide bursaries and funding for electives.
EMMS International is an organisation which works in partnership with communities in the poorest parts of the world to transform their lives, improving life chances through effective and sustainable health & education and by sharing our Christian faith in words and actions.
Do not arrange elective placements but encourage students to work with our partner organizations in India, Malawi and Nazareth, Israel.
Family Welfare Association (FWA) was established in 1869 and provides support to some of the poorest families in the community.
EGAS operates nationally providing comprehensive advice and information on sources of funding available for post-16 education and training including loans, grants, benefits, access funds, hardship funds, bursaries and charitable trusts.
Small grants awarded annually to mature (2nd degree) students. Ask for list of other Trusts known to have awarded grants to mature students in the past.
Offers student loan repayment grants to healthcare professionals who have completed training and are headed for medical mission.
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As an organisation, they serve and protect the interests of medical and dental professionals throughout the United Kingdom.
Responds to the need for professional training overseas, working with the leaders of healthcare training institutions in the Tropics to enable them to reach their goals. Seeks to establish links between such instititutions and their counterparts in the UK, developing capacity and skills so that progress and training can be sustained.
WMMA is a means of raising money to pay those people, provide equipment in mission hospitals, dispensaries, clinics, schools, plus suitable transport to reach remote areas, etc., and supporting missionaries from Wallington and elsewhere, so that by every means possible, everyone may have an opportunity to hear the Christian message.
Offers fellowships to men and women from all walks of life and from every corner of the United Kingdom to acquire knowledge and experience abroad. In the process, they gain a better understanding of the lives and cultures of people overseas and, on their return, their expertise is enhanced greatly as is their effectiveness at work, and their contribution to the community.