The British Medical Association's magazine, 'The Doctor', has this month featured EMMS International and our long history of supporting women into healthcare careers.
Journalist Jennifer Trueland explores the history of EMMS International, which helped some of the earliest women doctors to qualify from its base in Edinburgh. She interviewed our CEO and Director of International Programmes, Dr Cathy Ratcliff, about our partnerships in India, Malawi, Nepal and Rwanda, and our vice chair, Dr Helen Morrison, about our palliative care work. Dr Amrita Shrestha, head of the Palliative Care and Chronic Disease Unit at Green Pastures Hospital in Pokhara, Nepal, discusses how EMMS International supported her to complete the National Fellowship of Palliative Medicine.
Also highlighted are our prestigious Global Women in Healthcare Awards, which we have launched in partnership with the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. The Awards recognise women's contribution to global healthcare. Nominations are available in four categories and are open to women who are working in any area of healthcare, in any country. Nominations can be made here, but please be quick - they close soon!