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Imagine not being able to see a doctor? The health system in the UK has 280 doctors per 100,000 people. It's even higher in Singapore. In Malawi, by comparison, there are just 2 doctors per 100,000, and fewer in Tanzania.
The Royal College of Physicians of London is partnering with a group of leading local doctors to train more doctors in east, central and southern Africa. This project is called Physicians for Africa.
It's been my honour to work with the Royal College of Physicians for the past 14 months. Part of my role has been to raise funds to get this important initiative started. I am now asking you - my friends - to make a small gift to show you care as much as I do. I would love to see 20 people give £10 to raise £200. Or maybe more?
According to the World Health Organisation, on the current trend it will take 200 years for many parts of Africa to reach as few as 5 doctors per 100,000 people!
Together, through this new physicians' college, we can double the number of physicians being trained locally by 2030.
Physicians for Africa will take training to the regions. They aim to open 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 only and not to overheads.
This is how your gift will make a difference: