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.