Preparing for a future in humanitarian medicine
Many young doctors are becoming aware that their careers will be spent in an increasingly globalised society — one in which major challenges will be managed by global initiatives and not by individual nation states alone. The concept of “global health” transcending geographical borders and requiring cooperative solutions between governments, organisations and individuals is becoming widely accepted in developing and developed countries.1 Over the past decade alone, the number of individuals who identify themselves as humanitarian and global health professionals has doubled, at least in the Western world.2
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