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Africa carries 25% of the world’s disease burden, yet has a tiny proportion of the world’s doctors. Physicians 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.
I'm currently living with my family, in Uganda, helping to establish this new College of Physicians.
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.
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.
This is how your gift will make a difference: