How volunteer doctors help the world’s most vulnerable patients, from Yemen to Ukraine, Bangladesh to Bethnal GreenBMJ 2018; 363 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k4993 (Published 29 November 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;363:k4993
- Jane Feinmann,
- freelance journalist
- London, UK
The charity Doctors of the World works worldwide to empower the most vulnerable, and often forgotten, people to access healthcare.
In Lebanon, 20 miles east of Beirut, for example, it supports five primary healthcare centres and one mobile clinic in the Beqaa valley, home to many of the 1.5 million Syrian refugees who now reside in Lebanon (pictured).
In Yemen, where war has left 22 million men, women, and children at risk of starvation, …