Category: Global Health

Responsibly volunteering overseas

The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well Ralph Waldo

PEP, PrEP and all things HIV. St Emlyn’s

On the 1st December we marked world AIDS Day. This day was one of the first ever global health days and was introduced to increase awareness of the issue of HIV and AIDS in the

South Africa as a Medical Student Elective: Claire Bromley

As a medical student undertaking a year-long placement in St Emlyn’s ED, I was kindly invited to write this post about my recent elective in Cape Town. I’m someone who’s a bit (very) keen on

Monkeypox has arrived. Is the panic justified? St Emlyn’s

This blog provides a rapid update on the diagnosis and management of the emerging infection ‘MonkeyPox’. If you want the short answer to the question then it’s no. Don’t panic, but do read on to

Equality and global health

Equality and global health. What I learned from being a recovering racist…

Sad action I admit I cried during the movie Wonder Woman.  I found the scene where Diana helps to liberate the villagers quite overwhelming; I still do.  I cried not because it was particularly well

#badEMfest18 Day 3. St Emlyn’s

After a very relaxing Friday evening with live music, fireside chats and a wine tasting (from the wine farm of Lee Wallis, no less!), Saturday kicked off with workshops bright and early. Morning Workshops Critical

#badEMFest18 Day 2. St Emlyn’s.

Day two of #badEMFest18 started with sun and beauty. Some lunatics went off for a run in the morning….. #BADEMFest18 pic.twitter.com/BS3SQHVlWd — Brian Burns (@HawkmoonHEMS) March 23, 2018 Day two formally kicked off with a

#badEMfest18 Day 1. St Emlyn’s

Last week the St Emlyn’s team in the form of Janos Baombe, Natalie May, Ross Fisher and myself travelled to Greyton for the very first #badEMfest18. This is a conference with a real difference. Set

Stemlyns rural South Africa

Time in rural South Africa as a UK trainee. St Emlyn’s.

Imagine if you will, a hypotensive alcoholic with active haematemesis and melaena, something they taught us in medical school, earning its own place in OSCEs and even a page in the cheese and onion.1 In

Is there anything else I need to know? Working in Africa.

This is a guest post from our good friend Stevan Bruijns aka @codingbrown Stevan has been an advocate of international emergency medicine for many years and he, like us feels that there is much that

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