Working in International Health

Paperback | October 8, 2011

byMaia Gedde, Susana Edjang, Kate Mandeville

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Working in International Health is a practical guide for UK health professionals wanting to work in low and middle income countries. Drawing on the experience of a broad range of people who have made international health work a reality, it is an essential guide whether you plan to workinternationally as a one-off, a protracted period or as a full time international career.The book addresses the what, where and hows of international work. Early chapters cover issues such as whether working overseas is possible, how to arrange a placement, the range of organisations which recruit UK health professional for international work, key considerations when choosing a locationand the reality on the ground: what working conditions are like in resource poor and emergency contexts.Uniquely it not only focuses on the individual, but also the 'host' country and what they stand to benefit. How will your time overseas help to achieve health equity? A reality check is important, and later chapters look at the important considerations when working overseas, and how one can make animpact, rather than being a burden in the host country.Drawing on the latest guidance and knowledge, and written by highly experienced, and travelled experts, this book has something for everyone, whether they are a medical student planning their first elective overseas, or a seasoned international worker wanting to broaden their options and understandsome of the issues in more depth.

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Working in International Health is a practical guide for UK health professionals wanting to work in low and middle income countries. Drawing on the experience of a broad range of people who have made international health work a reality, it is an essential guide whether you plan to workinternationally as a one-off, a protracted period o...

Maia Gedde is an international development professional with experience of programme management and institutional capacity building in the health, education and employment sectors. She wrote the first and second editions of The International Health Links Manual: a guide to starting up and maintaining long term health partnerships. Sus...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:October 8, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199600716

ISBN - 13:9780199600717

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Table of Contents

Section 1: Is international health for me?1. A global perspective2. Why do it?3. Rewards and challenges4. Is it possible?Section 2: Making it happen5. What work could you do?6. Where could you work?7. Planning your placement8. Humanitarian relief9. Before you goSection 3: In the field10. Settling in11. The working environment12. Getting the most out of it13. Making an impactSection 4: Coming home14. Returning home15. What now?Appendix 1Useful contactsAppendix 2Useful resourcesAppendix 3Useful courses