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Richard Newell

a half marathon for Virtual Doctors

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]My first half marathon![/p][p][url=https://www.virtualdoctors.org/][b]The Virtual Doctors[/b][/url] is a UK-based telemedicine service working in Zambia. It uses smartphones to connect Clinical Officers (who run the Rural Health Centres) with volunteer Doctors, when they need help and advice to treat patients who attend with unusual or complicated illnesses.[/p][p]This currently serves more than 60 health facilities in Zambia, covering 1.6 million people with no direct access to a doctor. Results show that the service helped patients' symptoms 93% of the time, avoided a referral to hospital in 77% of cases. 98% of Clincal Officers also said that the help they received was educational and increasing their own expertise for the future.[/p][p]I spent a year as a volunteer doctor in rural Zambia in 2003/4 and made a few trips out to work at the Rural Health Centres, so I know first hand what a challenging job the Clinical Officers are doing. I am excited to be a [i]Virtual Doctor[/i] and now also running to raise funds to keep the service going.[/p][p]It costs approximately £1,500 to set up and train a Clinical Officer and provide equipment and bandwidth to access the service for 12 months.[/p][p]Thank you for supporting them and me![/p][p][br][/p][p]UPDATE 2/9/18 Thank you to all of you who have pledge their support so far: your generosity has already raised more than I had hoped, and smashed through the £250 target. I am really grateful - it will definitely add a spring to my step! But don't let that stop anybody else who wants to donate: the more the merrier...[/p]
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Event

2018 Royal Parks Half Marathon

2018 Royal Parks Half Marathon

14 Oct 2018

Charity

the Virtual Doctors

the Virtual Doctors

Supporters

20-Sep-2018

Karen

Good Luck Richard!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

08-Sep-2018

gillian

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

04-Sep-2018

Ruth Rogers

Good luck!

02-Sep-2018

Anonymous

Keep running, Richard. We'll just try to keep moving. M&D

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

01-Sep-2018

Bridget Pitcairn

Good luck Richard,

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

01-Sep-2018

Debbie Mercer

All the best!

£25.00

30-Aug-2018

Lesley and Trevor

A very good cause. Good luck and enjoy xx

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

28-Aug-2018

Andrea and Graham

Good luck and enjoy the event. Well done.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

28-Aug-2018

Anonymous

Run Slim Boy Run!

28-Aug-2018

Anonymous

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid