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Africa carries 25% of the world’s disease burden, yet has only 1.5% of the world’s doctors. We in the UK often feel over-stretched with 280 doctors per 100,000 people. However, in Malawi there are just 2 per 100,000 and fewer in Tanzania....
To help train more local physicians the RCP is partnering with a group of leading local doctors to establish a much-needed Physicians College in east, central and southern Africa.
My name is Caitlin and I have decided to run the Paris Marathon because I have legs, I would also like to raise money for a cause which could really aid the development of the African countries it is working in. I strongly believe in the link between health and wealth: the healthier countries are, the wealthier they are. A strong healthcare system is vial to a countries long term sustainable development. I want to be part of a cause that supports and believes in this.
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According to the World Health Organisation it will take the region 200 years on the current trend to reach as few as 5 physicians per 100,000 people. Together, through this new college, we can double the number of physicians being trained locally by 2030.
Physicians for Africa will take training to the regions. If this fundraising appeal is successful we can support the opening of 12 new physician Training Units, in six countries where access to doctors is limited, often impossible.
All funds raised will go to support Physicians for Africa .
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