Fi McLachlan reflects on the work
Currently, CMF's International department aims:
- To challenge and envision CMF members and other Christian healthcare professionals and students to be involved in serving Christ throughout the world
- To mobilise and equip those who want to be involved in healthcare mission
- To support and advocate for members and other Christian health professionals and students currently working overseas
- To develop innovative and strategic thinking about healthcare mission in partnership with key organisations involved in international health
- To support sister fellowships abroad through ICMDA and other relevant organisations
- To stimulate, support and advise churches engaging in healthcare mission
At a time of change in the department, it is a good time to stop and reflect. How we are doing in achieving these aims? In a rapidly changing world, do they reflect the ministry that we believe we are called to? Are there additional or alternative needs and opportunities that CMF could or should step into?
To that end, the International Committee has setup a small working group to lead a strategic review. If you're interested in being a part of this, please do get in touch. We welcome ideas of what we could be doing more or less of, whether we should be doing different things, or other thoughts on how else we can serve our members in addressing global need. Do pray for us in this task. Thank you.
Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Eight junior doctors' leaders from ICMDA (Germany, Romania, Holland, Ukraine, South Africa, France and Nepal) took part in the first Sydenham2 leadership training conference in October. The seven day programme consisted of Bible teaching, a range of seminars (including one with John Wyatt on medical ethics), a Christian Heritage day in Cambridge and fellowship with CMF staff and members at the Junior Doctors' Conference. The week aimed to equip them to be leaders in their respective countries' CMF organisations.
Howard Friend from Malawi (June 2016)
Elizabeth Lewis from South Sudan (July 2016)
Graham Thornton (July 2016)
Helen Nabwera to Kenya (September 2016)
Nicola Maxwell to Uganda (August 2016)
Peter Cartledge to Rwanda (July 2016)
Andrew Beckham to South Sudan (June 2016)
Thomas Boulton OBE (q Bart's, 1949) was a noted anaesthetist who contributed to the modernising of his specialty at St Bartholomew's Hospital, edited the journal Anaesthesia and was involved in the formation of what became the Royal College of Anaesthetists. Died 1 July 2016.
Quintin Bradshaw (q Edinburgh, 1986) was a GP based in Lothian and spent time serving overseas in Thailand. After a heroic battle with cancer, he died on 23 July 2016.
Lois Ford (q Glasgow, 1951) was a GP based in Scotland. She died peacefully, after a short illness, surrounded by her loving family on 11 May 2016.
Fiona Hicks (q Nottingham, 1986) led curriculum development and higher specialist training in palliative medicine nationally. She was elected to the executive committee of the Association for Palliative Medicine in 1993 and served as chair of the specialty advisory committee at the Royal College of Physicians. She was passionate about person centred care. Died 23 October 2015.
Graham Melville-Thomas (q Cambridge, 1952) was a Consultant Psychiatrist in Wales. Died 1 November 2016.
Walter Laufer (q Edinburgh, 1946) was involved in tropical medicine & hygiene and public health medicine. He worked overseas in Norway, Australia and New Zealand. CMF was informed on 15 September 2016.
Stephen Lawn was Professor of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and closely linked to the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre at the University of Cape Town. Stephen made major contributions to the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis among populations affected by HIV/AIDS, and to reducing the burden of HIV-associated TB. Died 23 September 2016 from a brain tumour.
Louise Tebboth was a GP in Bermondsey. Died January 2015.