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Author Index - Vicky Lavy

Vicky Lavy is CMF Head of International Ministries

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International medical mission (nucleus - Freshers edition)

Vicky Lavy describes an urgent need. Vicky Lavy spent ten years working in Palliative Care in Malawi and was formerly CMF Head of International Ministries Endocrinology. You know, a subspecialty that a few will pursue, but most won't. Sadly, that is how many people see medical mission. But is that how...

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the world's your oyster (nucleus - May 2015)

Vicky Lavy explains why everyone should consider an elective in a low-income country. 7.2 billion people in the world 5.7 billion in LMIC - 80% 3 billion live on 1 billion live on World Bank 2012 What an opportunity - a chance to go...

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Hope in dark places (triple helix - spring 2015)

Key points Ebola has claimed almost 10,000 lives in West Africa but the epidemic is at last abating Rebuilding health systems will require international assistance for many years to come National health workers continue to praise, thank and serve God in the midst of great suffering The Ebola...

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Christian doctors on the front line (triple helix - winter 2014)

key points Ebola has triggered a unique crisis: an escalating epidemic of a disease with no known treatment or vaccine. It has already taken a toll among health workers. At the time of writing, WHO estimates that 546 health workers have been infected and 310 have died. ...

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New Approaches (triple helix - winter 2014)

key points Disciplined prayer and Bible study must be the basis of our faith. Listening to national colleagues is always better than thinking 'we know best'. Creating partnerships yields huge benefits. There is a place for mission hospitals but there are many other possibilities for Christians. Keep...

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electives resources from cmf (nucleus - May 2014)

Vicky Lavy explains how CMF can help with your elective. What a gift: six weeks to go anywhere in the world, experience a different culture, see things from another perspective and learn new medicine. It's called an elective, and every student gets one. Lots of students take the opportunity to go...

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ICMDA a worldwide family (triple helix - winter 2013)

Vicky Lavy shares experiences of the International Christian Medical and Dental Association. key points ICMDA was founded in 1963 when doctors from 16 different countries gathered for a conference in Amsterdam. Today there are over 70 member organisations. ICMDA conferences and camps are often the catalysts for new national...

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When Helping Hurts (triple helix - spring 2013)

How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor… and Yourself Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert Moody, 2012 £10.00 Pb 274pp ISBN 9780802457066 Who thinks Christians should help the poor? Most of us. Who has given much thought to how we should do that? Not many of us. When Helping Hurts explores...

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Faith-based organisations and global health (triple helix - spring 2013)

keypoints Caring for the sick has always been a hallmark of the Christian Church. Priorities have moved from service provision to teaching and training. Both faith-based organisations and the local church have important roles in health and healthcare. We have come a long way in the past 175 years....

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Faith Matters - the contribution of faith to health and healthcare in the post 2015 agenda (10/01/2013)

This paper is submitted by the Christian Medical Fellowship (CMF) (1), a network of 4,000 doctors and 800 medical students in the UK. We have a strong interest in global...
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