I bumped into Jules Willcocks, (a FACEM colleague) in Melbourne a few days ago, and after hearing about a very worthwhile project he’s involved in, decided to do a quick interview and post it to help spread the word. Many doctors want to volunteer for overseas medical aid projects, but don’t have the time or the training. Twice The Doctor is an Australian not-for-profit organisation that allows doctors to “virtually volunteer”, by donating a day’s pay which is then used to fund training, equipment and medicines for overseas doctors and health workers in some of the world’s poorest regions. Currently partnered with UNICEF and the Fred Hollows Foundation, this is a great way for Australian doctors to make a difference to the health of people in disadvantaged areas. All donations are tax deductible.
I have no conflict to declare for this post, I just think it’s a great idea.
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