Category: Adventures

The camp at night

Minor Roles in Major Crises: Reflections on Delivering Humanitarian First Aid

Dr Holly Andrews reflects on the important role that medical volunteers continue to have on the island of Lesvos, providing support and advocating for refugees who continue to face unrest, confusion and uncertainty.

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Medical care in Moria refugee camp

Medical care in Moria refugee camp

Dr Laura Clapham shares her experiences and reflects on the challenges of working in Moria Refugee Camp. People continue to make a treacherous journey across the Mediterranean Sea and Laura highlights considerations for those interested in volunteering along with the agencies who are active today.

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Flashbacks

Flashbacks

David is a Special Rescue Paramedic currently operating overseas in a variety of extreme or austere environments. In 2016 David spent several months with special operations medical teams in Greece during the Syrian refugee crisis. He provided various aid roles from emergency medical care to small-boat and shore rescue. In this piece, David recounts his experiences working as a Special Rescue Technician at the height of the refugee crisis.

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The Land of the Thunder Dragon 

The Land of the Thunder Dragon 

Kevin Grange is a paramedic and the award-winning author of Lights & Sirens and Wild Rescues. In this article, Kevin delights us with culture and tales from his expeditions to Bhutan.

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Life Saving Lessons: RCPCH Global Links in Sierra Leone

Life Saving Lessons: RCPCH Global Links in Sierra Leone

Becky is an ST5 Paediatric Specialist Registrar in the North-West of England. After completing her professional membership exams she took time Out of Programme for Experience (OOPE) to complete a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (DTM&H) at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM). She also spent six months in Sierra Leone with the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) Global Links Programme from September 2020 to February 2021.

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Sustainable Adventure in a Warming World

Sustainable Adventure in a Warming World

Dr Robin Barraclough / GP and rural hospital medicine practitioner / New Zealand Robin shares his insights from the recent British Mountain Medicine Society (BMMS) winter webinar in October 2021 – ‘Sustainable Adventure in a Warming World’. Narratives and stories are central to how we humans communicate and make sense of the world around us. Knowing this is also important in understanding […]

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Rwanda: Tales From the Congo Nile Trail

Rwanda: Tales From the Congo Nile Trail

Adam recounts his adventures in Rwanda cycling the Congo Nile Trail, following three months completing the The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine’s Topical Medicine Diploma. Adam skilfully takes us through the culture, history and little-known political agendas behind Rwanda; through the warm people and spectacular places he visits along the way.

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Into The Jungle: Ten Tips to Help You Prepare

Into The Jungle: Ten Tips to Help You Prepare

Embarking on an expedition to the jungle? Looking to refine your survival skills for one of the most magnificently versatile environments on the planet? Three members of the Unique Expeditions team take us through some survival tips and jungle training that could just be the difference between life and death in a remote rainforest.

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The Tyranny of Distance – A Flying Doctor in the Heart of the Outback

The Tyranny of Distance – A Flying Doctor in the Heart of the Outback

Dr Sam Goodhand tells us about working with the Australian Retrieval Service and the healthcare challenges posed by the vast distances of the Outback

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Isthmus to St Ninian's Isle Tombolo.

60 degrees North: Remote and Rural Medicine in the Shetland Islands

Dr Ella Bennett describes her experience of living and working in The Shetland Islands of northernmost Scotland. In Shetland, coordination of remote healthcare is balanced with stunning coastlines, and some of the best wildlife encounters in the world.

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