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Worthian GP supporting NHS and Zambian healthcare

Virtual Doctors use a smartphone app to connect rural Zambian healthcare providers with UK doctors
Virtual Doctors use a smartphone app to connect rural Zambian healthcare providers with UK doctors
Daniel Grace F'05 is a GP currently working with NHS 111 to support their COVID response, but he is also a volunteer medical director for Virtual Doctors a UK-based charity that uses a smartphone app to connect isolated health centres in rural Zambia with volunteer doctors, mainly based in the UK. They give diagnostic and treatment advice for complicated patient cases and aim to improve local healthcare in rural communities. Zambia has 1 doctor to 12,000 people, the equivalent of only 1,600 for a population of over 14 million, compated to the UK that has 1 doctor to 360 people .

Now with the emergence of COVID-19 in the area they are working hard to address the challenges rural Zambia is now facing. These are namely access to PPE, soap, running water and hand sanitiser. 

If any Worthian doctors are interested in getting involved please email: daniel.grace@virtualdoctors.org

They would also be grateful for any donations for their work.

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