SURGICAL MISSIONS

Working together to improve healthcare for all

Our plans for the future are driven by our mission to secure the future for millions worldwide. We can’t stop conflict or catastrophe, but by training more doctors, we can change the prospects for the people that endure these disasters. And that means working with institutions that share our belief in quality healthcare as right for all.

The David Nott Foundation runs surgical missions to support hospitals run by other humanitarian organisations around the world, and awards grants to faculty members and training bodies who can share the surgical training and values we advocate. Our hope for the future is to have a team of surgeons on hand, who are ready to assist in humanitarian emergencies, anywhere in the world.

Recent missions & grants

In 2018 and 2019, we awarded grants to the Syrian British Medical Society and the Syrian Board of Medical Specialties, 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 and mentor resident surgeons.

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.