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Can I help you?

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39199.562801.BE (Published 26 July 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:202
  1. Robert Todd Scott, retired GP, Glasgow (kayandbob.scott@dsl.pipex.com),
  2. Jane Bates, manager, Tiyanjane Clinic,
  3. Jessica Mack, programme manager, palliative care
  1. Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Malawi

    So, you want to work for a few weeks, maybe as an “expert,” in a developing country? Fine. Drawing on our experiences of both giving and receiving such help in several sub-Saharan countries, we can give some tips on making your trip a success.

    • Get real—Don't expect to make a big difference. You won't. If you're lucky, you might make a tiny one.

    • Be self sufficient—Don't expect to be looked after. Attending to the needs of visitors …

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