Challenges and rewards of volunteer nursing in Bangladesh
Working in volunteer emergency nursing teams overseas is challenging but also rewarding and eye-opening, say members of a group from Kettering who helped care for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh
Earlier this year, a group of nurses from Kettering in the East Midlands were among those helping to stem an outbreak of diphtheria among Rohingya Muslim refugees, who were fleeing from Myanmar into Bangladesh.
The group, sent by UK Emergency Medical Team (UKEMT), included David Anderson, head of nursing for urgent and emergency care at Kettering General Hospital, who spent 19 days in a refugee camp at Cox’s Bazar on the southeast coast of Bangladesh.
‘I’ve been working in the NHS for a long time, so for me this is about trying to support those who are in a much less privileged...
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