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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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  • IFM_0179

    The David Nott Foundation ran two HEST courses in Aden, Yemen in January 2019 with the support of Médecins Sans Frontières. These two HEST courses were the first occasion that the Foundation’s whole body simulator was employed for training and supporting it was a suite of individual models of...

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  • HEST faculty in Misrata It was the early hours of 4 March when our DNF team touched down at Misrata airport.  David and Ammar were this time joined by Harald Veen, formerly Chief Surgeon of the Red Cross and now a valued addition to our teaching faculty. Over the
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  • DN in Yemen

    David Nott Foundation ran a HEST course in Aden, Yemen from 10-12 July, 2016. 43 surgeons from hospitals in Aden, Lahj, Abyan, Lawder and Shabwa attended the three-day war surgery training. David showed the doctors how to treat a variety of complicated war injuries, principally fragmentation and gunshot wounds. ...

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    Note from the Chief Executive In September we took our Hostile Environment Surgical Training (HEST) course to sub-Saharan Africa for the first time. The David Nott Foundation will travel to wherever in the world our teaching is needed and the doctors in Cameroon are contending with very challenging circumstances...

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  • BMJ3

    Giving birth is one of the most vulnerable moments a woman can experience.  It can be anxiety-inducing enough in a well-equipped hospital in the UK, but the women of Idlib, Syria are literally having their babies in a warzone. The threats they face are myriad, not only to themselves...

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