At Doctors Worldwide, we believe that good health enables people and communities to define their own future. Without good health, a parent cannot take care of their family, nor can a child meet their full potential. As a result, communities miss out on a chance to grow and contribute to their collective wellbeing. Access to quality healthcare is not a privilege, it is a human right, and we work towards making that a reality, especially for the most vulnerable communities.
Our mission is to serve communities in need so that they can build healthier and happier futures.
How do we do it?
At Doctors Worldwide, we strive to improve the health of communities by working in partnership with international, national and grassroots organisations. We support locally identified needs through building or rehabilitating health facilities, ensuring essential medical equipment and supplies, delivering training, as well as expert medical advice and guidance on service development. Our approach is anchored in the appreciation of local culture and context, and we address gaps in healthcare provision by means of low cost, high impact solutions.
Doctors Worldwide was established in 2001 as a response to the observed challenges in delivering quality medical assistance through programmes which demonstrated community participation and collaborative partnerships, and a sensitivity of local culture and customs. Having witnessed the Balkan conflicts of Bosnia and Kosovo and the challenges faced by non-medical experts in delivering health programmes, a group of international medics collaborated and launched Doctors Worldwide with a simple aim; to help local communities to develop, build and sustain health services for a healthier and happier future.
Since our launch we have delivered more than a hundred healthcare projects across Asia, Africa and Central America. We have responded to many of the serious emergencies and disasters of recent years such as the 2004 Asian Tsunami in Sri Lanka, the 2005 earthquake in Kashmir, as well as the 2011 East Africa Famine. In 2010 & 2011 we responded to the floods in Pakistan and in 2017 the Rohingya crisis in Bangladesh.
Doctors Worldwide has expanded to include chapters globally such as DWW Turkey, DWW Pakistan and DWW USA. Our team of volunteers and staff come from all backgrounds and professions to ensure our collaborative approach continues to have integrity and clinical excellence at its heart.