NGOs and Charities

  • Alma Mata
    Alma Mata provides regular updates on global health news, events, education and careers. They run lectures and conferences showcasing exciting speakers and presenting new opportunities in global heath.
  • British Red Cross
    The British Red Cross is a volunteer-led humanitarian organisation that helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are.
  • FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance
    FOCUS is an international group of agencies established in Europe, North America, South and Central Asia to complement the provision of emergency relief, principally in the developing world. It is an affiliate of the Aga Khan Development Network.
  • HealthProm
    HealthProm is an international development charity committed to promoting health and social care for women and children in Eastern Europe and Asia.
  • Leonard Cheshire Centre
    Leonard Cheshire Disability exists to change attitudes to disability and to serve disabled people around the world.
  • Medact
    Medact is a global health charity tackling issues at the centre of international policy debates.
  • Médecins Sans Frontières
    MSF is known for its humanitarian medical work, but it has also produced important research based on its field experience. Visit the MSF field research website for the latest articles.
    Médecins Sans Frontières set up the MSF Access Campaign in 1999 to improve access to existing medical tools and to stimulate the development of urgently needed better tools for people in countries where MSF works. Access MSF campaigns here.
    Over the years MSF has produced a collection of useful handbooks and reference books. View the list.
  • Medical Aid Films
    MAF's aim is to save the lives of vulnerable women and children in developing countries by providing innovative training and education through film.
  • Medsin
    Medsin is a student network and registered charity tackling global and local health inequalities through education, advocacy and community action.
  • Merlin
    Merlin is the UK's leading charity specialising in international health, sending medical experts to the frontline of global emergencies.

  • Operation Hernia
    Operation Hernia is a surgical programme intended to treat and teach inguinal hernia surgery in low and middle income countries.

  • Royal African Society
    The Royal African Society today is Britain's primary Africa organisation, promoting Africa's cause.

  • Save the Children
    Save the Children is the world’s independent children’s charity. Their mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.
  • Small Steps Project
    Small Steps Project is a humanitarian project dedicated to supporting the children living on rubbish dumps around the world and raising awareness of the unacceptable hardships faced by them through film.
  • Swinfen Charitable Trust
    The Trust's policy is to do this by establishing telemedicine links between hospital-based practitioners in the developing world and expert medical and surgical specialists who generously give free advice via the Internet.

  • RedR
    RedR is an international charity that provides training and recruitment services for the humanitarian sector, improving emergency response worldwide.

  • Teaching Aids at Low Cost
    Teaching Aids at Low Cost (TALC) is a charity that provides educational resources at low cost to health workers in developing countries worldwide. For more information please email Hilary Heine, General Manager, or call 01727 853869.

  • Tony Blair Faith Foundation
    The Tony Blair Faith Foundation aims to promote respect and understanding about the world's major religions and show how faith is a powerful force for good in the modern world.

  • Tropical Health and Education Trust
    THET is an international development organisation working to improve the health of people in Africa and Asia. Focusing on strengthening healthcare services, they harness the skills and expertise of UK health professionals to improve the skills of health workers in some of the poorest countries in the world.
  • The Welbodi Partnership
    The Welbodi Partnership is a young charity supporting child health care in Sierra Leone, a small West Africa country where one in seven children die before the age of five, mostly from preventable and treatable infections.
  • VISION 2020 Links Programme
    The VISION 2020 Links Programme works to improve quality and quantity of eye care training, mainly in Africa.