Training

World Medicine provides training appropriate to particular projects at home and on location. Volunteers will always receive a training and briefing day before embarking on a project as well as a full debrief after a project. Content will vary but may include use of particular protocols such as for ear acupuncture or use of moxa as well as cultural and other inputs. For the Grenfell project volunteers spent a day with NADA GB trainer Rachel Peckham to ensure homogeneity of practice.

On location a simple ear protocol for pain as well as massage and cupping techniques were taught to hospital staff in Gujarat. It is intended that wherever possible simple safe techniques will be passed on to enable sustainability of health care.

World Medicine will be training healthcare workers with the moxAfrica protocol for TB in India this year.