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We want to encourage as many valuable and progressive international projects as possible in order to improve the access and coverage of high-quality, safe services in LMIC. There is a growing need and opportunities for increased involvement of radiological and oncological care in global healthcare.
International work includes a wide spectrum of activities from teaching of basic scanning techniques in the low-income countries to implementation of complex MRI techniques in countries with rapid economic development and from basic radiotherapy to complicated chemotherapy protocols and stereotactic radiotherapy. It includes not only teaching and training, but also organisational development, research support or involvement in the training curriculum in different countries.
Developing teaching resources and providing the long-distance support is an important part of international work and can be delivered from anywhere in UK.
Before undertaking any global health project, it is important to prepare effectively to maximise the chances of a successful outcome. This article, written by Dr Elizabeth Joekes provides guidance on taking the first steps once a project has been identified.