Global health is a real priority for the East of England and there are a number of opportunities offered.

There is a longstanding National Global Health Volunteer Programme  for those commencing General Practice, Paediatrics and ACCS Emergency Medicine Training.  It is an opportunity to gain experience that will both compliment your training and lead some Doctors in Training (DiTs) to develop a career incorporating Global Health.  Previous DiTs who have taken up the opportunity invariably describe the experience as life changing.  Opportunities for 4 to 6 months volunteering posts are available in Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Uganda and Zambia.  Paid 12 months Medical Officer posts may be available in South Africa in the future. 

Since 2021 in partnership with the Cambridge Global Health Partnership (CGHP) there has been the opportunity to apply for a Senior Global Health Fellowship. This provides an opportunity to Senior DiTs in an East of England Training Programme to develop greater understanding and participate in global health activities. 

The links to apply for these programmes can be found above. 

The East of England is lucky to have links with Cambridge Global Health Partnerships which offer support for numerous projects across the world and can help students and staff to undergo electives and volunteering programmes.

Within the links below you can find further information about the Global Health opportunities available to DiTs within the East of England.