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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

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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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An algorithm that perhaps all doctors ought to consider

Dear colleagues, The Historian and philosopher Yuval Noah Harari asserts that algorithms are essential to decision making. Here is an algorithm that perhaps all doctors ought to consider: We became doctors primarily to help patients. We consider all patients, and indeed, all human beings, to be equal. We prioritise our resources to patients most in

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Feedback from the UNICEF Sierra Leone campaign

Dear colleagues, Here’s some wonderful feedback from acting CEO of UNICEF, one of our major TTD partners.  ” I am writing to thank you for the gift of $75,000 from Twice The Doctor Foundation to support children in Sierra Leone. I am so thrilled to learn that the third year of Twice The Doctor Day

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$110,000 raised so far!

Dear Colleagues, So far we have raised over $110,000 towards this year’s Doctor’s Day in May campaign. This will be enough to fund the wages component for many thousands of lid surgeries for trachoma, the training of nearly one hundred community health workers in Sierra Leone and lend substantial support for the wonderful work being

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