We are fast approaching Doctors Day in May so I hope you are considering your annual
contribution. Please recall that as medical practitioners in Australia we are in really quite a
privileged position for the following reasons;
1. We have interesting and fulfilling (though often stressful) jobs.
2. We are very rarely unemployed.
3. We are supported by a health system which, though far from perfect, is fairly uniformly considered
amongst the best in the world.
Couple this with knowledge that for just $300-$400 per annum channelled into highly
effective and efficient programmes in Africa, you can virtually double the QALYs you are
likely to generate in a year!
Which other profession has this opportunity?
(Sadly it is an opportunity that only exists due to the huge disparity in medical resources in
much of the developing world.)
Moreover as I write this, I realise that though I am going to donate some of my valuable time
and my hard-earned cash, at no time soon am I going to be dying for the cause, (I am
way too much of a coward!)- unlike some of our medical colleagues.
Please consider taking a bit of time to view the video link.
Regards to all
Robert Baume (on behalf of the Directors of Twice the Doctor Foundation)