One of the key missions of this foundation is to provide specialist training to doctors and surgeons who would otherwise be unable to afford it. Our STAE courses help to meet this aim. These courses equip surgeons with specialist skills in how to work in conflict and disaster zones....
Delivering the best surgical training to those who need it most
Founded and led by renowned British surgeon David Nott, the Foundation benefits from his passion for advancing the best in surgical research, practice and teaching as well as his commitment to helping vulnerable people in some of the most dangerous and disadvantaged places in the world.
For the past twenty years, David has practised surgery in Bosnia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Liberia, Chad, Ivory Coast, Libya, Sierra Leone, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Haiti.
Often operating with the constraints of minimal equipment and basic facilities, David wants to pass on his experience of providing practical training in acute trauma surgery, general surgery, orthopaedic surgery, obstetrics, gynaecology and paediatric surgery directly to local medical, paramedical and nursing staff working in austere environments around the world.
Working with a network of contacts to identify where needs are most acute, David Nott Foundation medics will be deployed in-country not just to treat patients but crucially to pass on the knowledge and techniques learnt with the Foundation.
This ongoing commitment to identifying and training local healthcare professional through both practical and online education will develop the surgical skills of these individuals so they can ultimately train their colleagues.
In early March 2019, we ran a surgical mission to Lebanon with Syria Relief to support Syrian and Palestinian refugees living in refugee camps. The work done by the teams involved everything from repair of blast injuries from conflict to skin grafts for burns, as well as more routine...
We’re proud to have trained over 600 doctors since we started in 2015. Our training equips them with the specialist medical skills they need to work in war and disaster zones. Critically, these skills enable more lives to be saved. Help us save even more by donating via the...