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Besides the Developing Health Course (DHC) mentioned in Appendix One, CMF offers a variety of free services to its members who are working abroad. These include a free subscription to Tropical Doctor and a biannual overseas newsletter.
A free CD Rom entitled 'Developing Health' which contains lecture notes, power point presentations, protocols from the DHC, and much more besides, is available on request from the CMF Office or through our overseas.



InterHealth is a medical charity providing specialist health services to aid, development, NGO and mission organisations. We are based in Central London and provides the following services:
  • Medical and psychiatric screening of candidates
  • Medical examinations and psychiatric support for those returning from abroad
  • Advice on health-related topics
  • Provision of health-kits and anti-malarials and other personal health equipment
  • A full immunisation service
  • A supply of relevant literature
  • Careers advice for those returning

Edinburgh International Health Centre (EIHC)

Mike and Liz Jones (also CMF members) provide a similar service to InterHealth

contact: EIHC, Carberry, Musselburgh, Edinburgh EH21 8PW.
tel: 0131 653 6767
fax: 0131 653 3646

IDA - International Dispensary Association

A Foundation set up in 1972 to improve non-commercial healthcare in the developing world, by supplying high quality pharmaceutical and medical products at the lowest possible price.

For further information visit their website: or for paper copy and a price catalogue write to:- IDA, PO Box 3098 1003 AB Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

International Health Partners UK (IHP UK)

International Health Partners (IHP) is a charitable organisation dedicated to providing donated medical aid to communities in the developing world. We link the UK medical community, pharmaceutical and medical supply companies and government, with organisations and individuals involved in providing humanitarian aid to the world's most needy.

contact: The Fold, Beech Hill, Wadhurst, East Sussex TN5 6JR
tel: 01892 784 118
fax: 01892 784 696

Key Travel

Aims to provide cheaper travel for mission workers.

contact: 92-96 Eversholt Street, London NW1 1BP
tel: 020 7843 9600
fax: 020 7287 8035


If you're involved or interested in mission or Christian work around the world, OSCAR is your gateway to useful information, advice and resources.


Source (Associated with Healthlink, International Child Health and Handicap International).

Provide a database of information and resources on health and disability issues.

tel: 0207 249 9789
fax: 0207 404 2062

TALC (Teaching Aids at Low Cost)

Supplies teaching aids, CD Roms and a wide range of appropriate technology medical textbooks and have a scheme to provide small libraries of health related books to hospitals and district health centres.

contact: TALC, PO Box 49, St Albans, Herts. AL1 5TX.
tel: 01727 853869.
fax: 01727 846852.

THET (The Tropical Health and Education Trust)

THET is committed to improving health services in developing countries through strengthening long-term capacity

contact: 1 Wimpole Street (5th Floor), London W1G 0AE. United Kingdom.
tel: 020 7290 3892.
fax: 020 7290 3890

Mission and Relief

Mission and Relief consists of a group of dedicated people who, understanding the needs of Charity Projects, overseas Church and hospital needs and those involved with Aid Programmes, are able to supply all sorts of practical equipment for use overseas.

contact: Unit 3, Signet Trading Estate, Faraday Close, Worthing, West Sussex BN13 3FE, UK
tel: 01903 266256

World-wide Education Services (WES)

A UK base International organisation offering a full range of educational consultation services

contact: World-wide Education Service, Waverley House, Penton, Carlisle,
Cumbria CA6 5QU
tel: 01228 577123
fax: 01228 577333

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