The David Nott Foundation undertakes surgical missions to provide active help to hospitals run by other humanitarian organisations and awards grants to faculty members and training bodies to deliver surgical training true to the Foundation’s values.

The Foundation awarded grants to the Syrian British Medical Society and the Syrian Board of Medical Specialties in 2018 and 2019 to deliver three Systematic Management and Emergency Care in Obstetrics and Midwifery (SMEC-OM) courses in Gaziantep, Turkey, for the obstetricians and midwives of northern Syria. In March 2019, Syria Relief was awarded a grant for a surgical mission to Beirut, Lebanon, to conduct elective plastic surgeries on Syrian refugees there, and for David Nott to train resident surgeons as a mentor.

In November 2017, David Nott joined a Syria Relief surgical mission to Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh where he spent a week treating Rohingya refugees who had fled the violence in neighbouring Myanmar. It is a long-term ambition of the Foundation to be able to deploy cadres of surgeons who can assist at short notice in humanitarian emergencies.

DigiHEST: How we reached 29 countries in two days.

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Yemen HEST January 2020

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South America HEST October 2019

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Syria HEST July 2019

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Meet Heston!

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Kenya HEST April 2019

The Faculty of the David Nott Foundation recently returned from its latest mission to Nakura, Kenya (just a short ride […]

Yemen HEST January 2019

The David Nott Foundation ran two HEST courses in Aden, Yemen in January 2019 with the support of Médecins Sans […]

HEST in Libya

HEST faculty in Misrata It was the early hours of 4 March when our DNF team touched down at Misrata […]

Yemen HEST July 2016

David Nott Foundation ran a HEST course in Aden, Yemen from 10-12 July, 2016. 43 surgeons from hospitals in Aden, […]