Doctors Of The World
Doctors Of The World
Doctors of the World UK believes in a world in which all vulnerable people receive healthcare, whether they are affected by poverty, exclusion, war, natural disasters or disease.
We are a unique organization, operating both domestic and international programmes that focus on four priority areas; conflict & crisis, families & children, people at risk of harm and vulnerable migrants. We deliver our programmes by mobilising volunteer doctors and nurses, medical equipment and medicines and working closely with local stakeholders, ensuring long-term sustainability of interventions and the use of community expertise.
Founded in 1996, Doctors of the World UK opened a pioneering free health clinic in Bethnal Green, London, providing medical assistance and information to vulnerable communities. We became a UK registered charity in 1998, launching our international work by collaborating with the French charity Médecins du Monde in places such as Kosovo, Columbia and Mali. Today, we manage a variety of programmes, ranging from our London Clinic to our Ebola treatment centre in Sierra Leone.
Our strategic aims are:
1. Provide quality, effective healthcare programmes and advocacy that enable excluded people to claim their right to health and improved quality of life
2. Influence health policy and practice by forming strategic alliances and partnerships with like-minded organisations
Doctors Of The World aims to:
- Provide quality, effective health programmes and advocacy that enable excluded people to claim their right to health in both the UK and internationally.
- Influence health policy and practice, including through alliances and partnerships.
- Be there for people in crisis, providing life-saving humanitarian healthcare in times of war and after natural disasters.
Established: January 1998
Registered Charity Number: 1067406
Full time staff: 10
Phone number: 020 3697 3545
Address: 34th Floor,One Canada Square, London E14 5AAView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website