Crash Course in Tropical Medicine 2019

8 February, 2019

Now in its 10th year, the Kambia Appeal is again running its Crash Course in Tropical Medicine aimed at doctors, nurses/midwives who are considering working overseas in a tropical environment. The course is delivered by a combination of local and national experts in their field. All speakers have experience, often extensive, of working in developing countries.

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HIFA profile: Shona Lockyer is Chair of Trustees for The Kambia Appeal (, a UK NGO working to improve maternal and child health in the Kambia District of Sierra Leone. The Kambia Appeal is a member of the THET community of health links through its partnership with Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. We are particularly interested in health information that is universally understandable, for organisations working in parts of the world with high levels of illiteracy. shona.lockyer AT

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Crash Course in Tropical Medicine


Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th March 2019

Sandford Education Centre, Cheltenham General Hospital,

Keynsham Road, Cheltenham, Glos GL53 7PX

This intensive course is for doctors, nurses, midwives and medical professionals who are considering work overseas in a LMIC

We aim to cover the following topics (subject to speaker availability):

Personal Preparation

Trauma/immediate care/Fracture management

Hands-on workshops: Airway; cut-down/central venous/intra-osseous access; chest drain; plastering

Reproductive health and illness

Obstetrics and emergencies, Caesarean section, Ventouse delivery, The Kiwi cup

Basic dentistry

Included: Lunch on both days and a meal at a local restaurant

on Tuesday 19th March at 19:30 hrs

Delegate fee: £300

For further information or to reserve a place please contact:

Mrs Alex Townsend, Secretary to Mr Mark Whyman, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Cheltenham General Hospital, Sandford Road, Cheltenham, Glos GL53 7AN

Tel: 0300 422 4391 or email ]