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3. Useful books, publications & websites

Members Guide to Working Abroad

produced by the BMA.
Contact their International Department or visit their website:

International Humanitarian and Health Work – a toolkit for best practice

produced by the Department of Health and available on their website:

Families on the move

by Marion Knell. Pub. by Monarch ISBN 1-85424-523-6

Funding the Family Business

Myles Wilson Pub. 2006 by Stewardship ISBN 978-0-9553320-0-5

Fit For Travel

Travel health information for people travelling abroad from the UK

Lonely Planet and Rough Guides

Comprehensive series of guides for surviving in developing countries, regularly updated with a wealth of local information. Available from any good bookshop.

Operation World (book or CD Rom)

by Patrick Johnstone WEC INTL/ OM Publishing – an overview of each country in the world from the perspective of Christian mission. Website:

Stop Check Go

A practical guide for cross-cultural teamwork. A Short-term Overseas Project Checklist. Ditch Townsend. ISBN 125078 240 7. Available from STL

The Directory of Grant making Trusts and A guide to the major Trusts

produced by CAF and the Directory of Social Change respectively.
See appendix 6 for contact addresses.

Medics Guide to work and electives around the world

Mark Wilson, Pub. Arnold ISBN 0 340 76098.2

The Traveller's Good Health Guide

by Ted Lankester (of InterHealth and a CMF member). A health survival manual for volunteers and expatriates working abroad. Sheldon Press
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Setting up Community Health Programmes. - A Practice Guide for use in Developing Countries

by Ted Lankester (2nd edition). 2002. Pub. Macmillan also available from InterHealth, Email: Website:

Medical Administration for front-line doctors - A helpful guide for doctors 'thrown in at the deep end'

by C Andrew Pearson, ISBN 1 8711 8802 3. Available from TALC. Price £6.80.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

a good source of country information. Website:

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