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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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Update on funds raised 2016

Dear colleagues, We have raised close to $90,000 dollars so far for this year’s Doctor’s Day in May. Well done to all! This goes a long way in Africa. There are many of you who I hope will still contribute to this year’s effort having given generously in previous years. For logistical reasons the main

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Doctors Day In May 2016

Dear Colleagues Doctors Day in May is this Friday. I hope that you are in a position to join hundreds of other doctors who are participating this year – some have already made substantial contributions. Please recall, This is quite possibly the most effective and efficient way for the majority of us to use our medical

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Two weeks to go until Doctors Day in May

Dear Colleagues, There is less than two weeks till Doctor’s Day in May- Friday, May 20th Hope you will join hundreds – (perhaps a thousand or so?) of your colleagues in making a significant contribution to this year’s effort. Please recall: We have already raised over $300,000. This has gone towards training hundreds of health care

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Gearing up for Doctors day in May and a look on our progress

Dear colleagues, My co-directors and I are gearing up for Doctors Day in May. In the interim, the effects of your previous and on-going contributions are continuing to be implemented by our partners. In Sierra Leone, UNICEF continues to help rehabilitate the badly battered health system- never terrific but hugely further degraded by Ebola. In

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You can help us make a difference – by spreading the word

Dear Colleagues, Recently, I gave a feedback presentation at the NSW Rheumatology annual meeting. I believe it was well received. There were many already signed-on supporters in the audience. Gratifyingly, two of the senior rheumatologists, Mike Prowse and Mark Arnold have volunteered to give similar presentations at Grand Rounds at their respective hospitals. As you

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Our progress so far, with your help

Dear colleagues In these times of major challenges presented by massive refugee movements, I hope you feel justifiably proud of the contribution you have already made to help with medical problems that are not merely local. Twice the Doctor funds, totalling over $300,000 collected, have been directed towards training healthcare staff in Sierra Leone to

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