Doctors of the World UK is part of the global Médecins du Monde network, which delivers over 400 projects in 80 countries through 3,000 volunteers.
Our vision is of a world in which vulnerable people affected by war, natural disasters, disease, hunger, poverty or exclusion get the healthcare they need regardless of income or status.
Through our health programmes and advocacy, we work to ensure excluded people overcome barriers to healthcare.
Since opening in the UK in 1998, we have raised more than £15 million for overseas programmes, helped more than 8,600 service user here in the UK, and fought for healthcare as a human right for all.
We work with and for:
» people in crisis, providing life-saving humanitarian healthcare in times of war and after natural disasters
» vulnerable migrants, including by advocating for the right to healthcare across Europe
» people at risk of harm, especially from HIV and AIDS or hepatitis C, such as drug users and sex workers
women and girls’ right to sexual and reproductive health.
The Doctors of the World Family Clinic tackles health inequalities by helping some of the most marginalised with vulnerabilities in health to access healthcare and wider support services. It provides specialist care for pregnant women and families with children under 18. Providing health assessments to identify risks, stressors and protective factors that might impact on health. We offer hour long appointments alongside a drop-in twice a month and a follow up and case management service.
We see a range of people with often complex needs and offer a range of services:
• We provide a specialist service for pregnant women to promote access to antenatal care, offering obstetric checks, help with antenatal referrals, explaining what to expect and advising on rights and charging within the NHS.
• We see women and children who have been exposed to violence including trafficking and domestic violence and identify needs and ensure on-going support.
• We see families living in destitution and support access to services.
• We carry out child initial healthcare assessments for new arrivals identifying key needs and opportunities for health promotion and preventative interventions.
• We also work with partner organisations to promote health and wellbeing by addressing the wider social and environmental determinants of health.
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