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    A little over 35 hours is how long it took David Burton and Mattie Morgan to paddle 125 miles from Devizes in Wiltshire to Westminster in central London – a hugely demanding and impressive feat. We are incredibly grateful for their dedication to the Foundation. David shares their story...

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    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....

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  • DN4

    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...

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  • 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...

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  • D in Africa

    On 11th March 2019, David appeared as a featured guest on the BBC Radio 4 programme, ‘Start the Week,’ discussing his work in conflict zones He tells Kirsty Wark how a combination of bravery, compassion and the thrill of danger inspired him to risk his life helping others. Entitled...

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    Welcome to our latest news and round-up of how your support has been helping us to train more doctors with the specialist medical skills they need to work in war and disaster zones. Meet Yemen’s only female surgeon For International Women’s Day 2019, we featured the inspirational account of...

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  • War Doctor #1

    Have you read War Doctor yet? This is David’s gripping account of life as a trauma surgeon in some of the world’s most dangerous war zones. The book was released on the 21st February 2019 and we are proud to report that it debuted at Number 1 on the...

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    To mark International Women’s Day 2019, we’re profiling a truly remarkable woman. Samah is a highly-respected female surgeon. She is the only female surgeon in Aden and possibly in Yemen. We recently met her when she attended our training course. We originally met Samah when she came to our...

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      Note from the Chief Executive At the forefront of all we do is the knowledge that well-trained doctors save more lives and I am hugely proud to have led the Foundation since we were granted charitable status. I will always be closely involved with what this special charity...

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