Glasgow City Mission towards the Winter Night Shelter
This project in Glasgow offers emergency accommodation to homeless individuals over the winter months. The team provide support to guests for housing, social support other services. Almost 600 people used the shelter last winter. Nurse practitioners from the local health clinics attend the shelter in the mornings to provide on-site medical care for injuries and break down the barriers that prevent homeless individuals from accessing health care.
Medics Against Violence for MAV’s Mindfulness Project
Glasgow based Medics Against Violence was founded by healthcare workers dealing with the consequences of violence every day. As part of their Schools Programme, MAV will run a mindfulness workshop for teachers working with young people in areas where violence and its health consequences are apparent. This enables teachers to introduce meditation as a calming classroom activity.
Eiger Music for the Fit-as-a-Fiddle Project
Eiger Music is a Glasgow community based charity working to increase the wellbeing, community cohesion and reduce isolation and loneliness through music workshops and ‘learning by ear’ opportunities for those living in difficult circumstances.
ReSurge Africa for Noma Flap and Microsurgery Training in Accra, Ghana
ReSurge Africa is a Scottish charity led by surgeons who bring training and skills to the medical community primarily in West Africa. This project will train up to 30 surgeons from across the region in micro surgery techniques, particularly to benefit patients living with the severe disfigurements as a result of Noma.
Diabetic Foot Management Training in Malawi
As part of the College’s ongoing partnership work in Malawi a new course for health workers will help them identify and address the problems of the diabetic foot, improving outcomes and reducing the need for surgery in areas where access to facilities is highly limited.
Vine Trust for a Volunteer Physician to Support Outreach Healthcare in Amazonian Peru
The Vine Trust is an international charity based in Leith, Scotland. It delivers medical projects, including a clinic ship visiting Amazonian Peru. This grant supports the costs of one volunteer physician to participate in a 2019 expedition. The 2018 expeditions supported around 180,000 patients.
King’s Kongo Central Partnership Safer Surgery Training
This grant supports UK volunteers to train 27 health workers from across disciplines in safer surgery and to further train 12 of these health workers to be trainers themselves so that they can continue to promote safer surgery across this area of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This project is a partnership with King's College London.