Doctors For Life, together with other charitable organisations, regularly co-ordinates medical outreaches which involve a team of health professionals travelling with mobile clinics and theatres to rural and remote areas in Sub-Saharan Africa. Outreaches usually take place over 2-4 weeks and involve long journeys and medical work in difficult conditions.
Health professionals, including ophthalmologists, general practitioners, dentists, and nurses, volunteer their time and skills. Medical interventions take place in the form of surgery, patient consultations, dispensing of medication and provision of glasses.
DFL has delivered free medical care to regions in South Africa, Lesotho, Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Botswana and Mozambique.The work, although challenging, is very rewarding. It is truly amazing to see how medical and surgical care can change a person's life. The expressions of gratitude are priceless.