The world gets smaller every day: borders open, migrants move, tourists travel. Diseases know no boundaries: consider the threat of Ebola or HIV. The urge for adequate local healthcare grows daily, for both the countries in need and for the sake of worldwide health. Medical doctors GHTM play an essential role in tackling health issues enhanced by migration and inequity in access to healthcare.
A dedicated group of members of the Dutch Society for Tropical Medicine (NVTG) has therefore launched an international campaign ‘Into the world’ to raise awareness of the role of Dutch medical doctors in International Health and Tropical Medicine and to ensure the continuation of their postgraduate medical training. ‘Into the world’ requests your support in securing the knowledge and experience of these Dutch specialists and their contribution to both global and Dutch healthcare.
‘Into the world’ is an international awareness campaign for the work of medical doctors GHTM and the GHTM postgraduate programme.
‘Into the world’ aims at:
- increasing awareness on the contribution of medical doctors GHTM.
- gaining support amongst a wide audience for their work.
- advocating sustainable funding sources for the specialization programme, to secure its future.
The campaign includes a book with personal stories and perspectives on international health, a website, a symposium, a social media campaign, and fund-raising.
A treasure trove of learning experiences: the core of the campaign is a book on the valuable role of Dutch medical doctors GHTM in worldwide health and reflections on their contribution to healthcare at home and abroad.
The book bundles physicians’ personal experiences and their perspective on the role medical doctors GHTM play in worldwide healthcare. Selected key players from various regions and backgrounds, both within and outside the discipline, reflect on the past and future of global health. Experts’ viewpoints and facts and figures are presented in a comprehensive and appealing manner.
Personal experiences in global health and related healthcare form the heart of the book. Medical doctors GHTM tell their stories; those from the past, and those from today’s generation, ready to embark on a career in ‘global health’. What drives them and how will or did they make a difference in healthcare at home and abroad?
In December 2017 we will organize a special event to present the book. More information will follow soon.