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A Bit Of Philosophy

A bit of philosophy:   There is not a person on earth who chose his genome, or the country of his birth, or the political and economic conditions that prevailed at moments crucial to his progress. (Sam Harris – neuroscientist / philosopher)   Given that we are equipped with the capacity to sympathize with others,

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Mercy Ships

Dear colleagues,   Recently there was an article in Medscape about volunteering on Mercy Ships which go to Africa to perform surgery on the desperately deprived. There is no doubt that this would be a fantastic experience but as the comments section of the article revealed, there are certain drawbacks and limitations of this type

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Annual Doctors Day in May 2018

Dear colleagues, May is well and truly upon us and it’s time consider your donation to Twice the Doctor foundation for this year. You have been generous in the past and hopefully will be again. You should not lose sight of the fact that in terms of quality adjusted life years of health (QALYs) your

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New Twice the Doctor Project

Dear colleagues and supporters,   The Twice the Doctor foundation in collaboration with resident medical officers (RMOs) are currently working on a new project which will hopefully expand our reach significantly. It involves partnerships between local doctors and their patients to deliver resources to medical providers in Africa thereby expanding medical services to developing world

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June 2017 donation update

Dear Colleagues  Congratulations!  We have so far raised over $100,000 this financial year from your efforts. This goes an awfully long way towards providing medical services in the developing world – quite probably delivering over 1000 QALYs (quality adjusted life years) which translates to about 30 lives saved. It is sobering to recall that a similar amount

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What would it take to double your impact as a medical practitioner?

Dear colleagues, Here is a synopsis of a poster presentation I have been given the opportunity to present at the Australian and New Zealand Rheumatological Association meeting in Auckland in about one weeks time. (I am pretty sure this is a first for this type of presentation at an international meeting.) WHAT WOULD IT TAKE

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Clinical Mentorship / Training Program in Zimbabwe in partnership with UNICEF

Dear Colleagues, The Twice The Doctor foundation is proud to have contributed  nearly  $250,000 to Unicef programs in Sierra Leone. Other agencies/ NGOs are now providing support to Sierra Leone health systems particularly after the high profile effects of the Ebola epidemic. Our partnership with UNICEF will now be targeting the huge need in Zimbabwe

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In this caring, considerate Trumpian Era we find ourselves….

Dear Colleagues In this caring, considerate Trumpian Era we find ourselves, let’s pause to reflect on the lay of the land in our own neighbourhood. Currently Australian foreign aid is at the least generous in its history. Most other donor countries, responding to unprecedented humanitarian challenges and recognising the importance of continued development progress for

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