Important Announcement

Expedition & Wilderness Medicine started a world movement for medics working in remote and austere locations. We remain at the forefront in all we do and that's why we are changing our name to 'World Extreme Medicine'. It reflects a change in how we as a worldwide community of medics respond to emergencies and an ever widening range of opportunities for adventurous medics... Where man goes, medicine must follow.

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Expedition & Wilderness Medicine and its charitable partners

Expedition Medicine supported charities

Blue Ventures

A proportion of your Diving and Marine Medicine course fee goes to support the work of Blue Ventures

Blue Ventures is an award-winning, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to marine conservation, education and sustainable development in tropical coastal communities.

Blue Ventures
 

Connecting Communities Worldwide Limited

Connecting Communities Worldwide Limited is a not for profit social enterprise that has been set up to facilitate the partnering of schools and communities in the UK with others in ( the first instance )southern and central Africa.

Two to three week expeditions form a vital component of this partnership work where positive impact visits bring vigour to ongoing sustainable programmes of work in the fields of education and environmental stewardship!

Previous expeditions have been supported by Expedition & Wilderness Medicine trained doctors and this has proved both fantastically reassuring for the expedition members ( and their parents back home!) and has provided the medics with a fascinating insight into the challenges of medicines and practice in the urban poor townships of South Africa and the diversity of challenge and sparse resources available to medics in rural communities of Lesotho!

Connecting Communities Worldwide Limited
 

Global Vision International

Global Vision International (GVI) runs responsible volunteering programs in over 40 countries around the world.

We offer volunteers the chance for a hands-on experience by personally contributing to important conservation initiatives and community projects. Volunteer programs run from one week to 2 years.

Global Vision International
 

Kids saving the Rainforest

A proportion of your Jungle Medicine course fee goes to support the work of 'Kids Saving the Rainforest'.

KSTR is a non-profit organization  founded in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica by two school children, Janine Licare and Aislin Livingstone, and Janine's mother, Jennifer Rice. Since 1999, KSTR has expanded its mission. Through a number of projects, we hope to educate children about the rainforest, preserve local rainforest land, rehabilitate baby animals, and insure the survival of the endangered Titi monkeys.

Kids saving the Rainforest
 

Na’an Ku Se

A proportion of your Desert Medicine course fee goes to support the work of the Na’an Ku Se

The clinic is vital to treat children like seven year old Frans, whose mum, Dina, called out from the street near the clinic to our nurse late one evening this March. Speaking in Afrikaans Dina explained that Frans had a lump on his tummy and a high fever. Anna dropped everything to immediately bring Dina and Frans into the clinic for an examination, which revealed a lump by his belly button. Anna diagnosed a tic bite and Frans was given antibiotics to stop any infection and paracetamol to bring his fever down.

If the Lifeline Clinic had not been there, Dina and Frans, would have needed to find the money to pay to go to the state clinic. It is unlikely that they would have been able to find the money and the infection would have been left untreated. In this case, Frans's tic bite could have lead to severe sickness and even death.

Na’an Ku Se
 

SubAntarctic Foundation for Ecosystems Research

A proportion of your Polar Medicine course fee goes to support the work of SAFER, SubAntarctic Foundation for Ecosystems Research.

Founded in 1996 SAFER is an non-profit organisation undertaking ecological restoration and research projects on the Falkland Island and other high latitude ecosystems and is headed up by Dr Peter Cary.

SubAntarctic Foundation for Ecosystems Research
 

Woodland Trust

Expedition Medicine is supporting the Woodland Trust, the UK's leading woodland conservation charity, by funding a dedicated site at Dufton Ghyll Wood, Cumbria - helping the environment in the face of climate change.  

For each UK course run a further quarter of an acre is supported.

Woodland Trust
 

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