Rheumatic heart disease in 21st century Australia : a disease of poverty

This isn’t a health issue, it’s a #HumanRights issue. Why are our First People’s suffering a disease of poverty? Is it #outofsightoutofmind? Please help spread this story, this disease should not exist in Australia @GregHuntMP @NACCHOAustralia @ACRRM https://t.co/dBQUPRbf21 — drmolly (@drmollyRG) May 20, 2018

90 th birthday of Royal Flying Doctor Service!

90 years ago today, our first pilot took off from Cloncurry to Julia Creek, he was flying a single engine, timber and fabric bi-plane named 'Victory' leased by @Qantas. He had with him the very first of our flying doctors, Dr Kenyon St Vincent Welch. #RFDS90 pic.twitter.com/xlzVbKhIYc — Royal Flying Doctor (@RoyalFlyingDoc) May 16, 2018

Oh you’re poison

Venomous snake experts from The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine are helping the Natural History Museum in London put on a exhibition about venomous creatures from around the globe. The exhibition is called Venom: Kill and Cure and will be on show at the Natural History Museum, London, until 13th May. At up to 3… viaContinue reading “Oh you’re poison”

Flying Death Adder!

Note: The purpose of this site if to provide free open access medical education (FOAMed) in the context of rural and remote health. Though all stories have been inspired by real cases, all identifying details such as names, ages, locations and background descriptions have been thoroughly changed to ensure the absolute privacy of the patients,… viaContinue reading “Flying Death Adder!”

24hrs OnCall Doctor in Torres Strait

24 Hours as the On-call Doctor in the Torres Strait by Dr Jen Wharton https://t.co/fmWRqSimay #islanddocs #FOAMed #FOAM4GPping @broomedocs @AaronHollins @KangarooBeach @nomadicgp @WhitGP @ketaminh @sandi_dawson @Dr_Hempenstall @Dr_Polarbird @Fly_texan @GPDUteam @ACRRM — Alex Hofer (@doc_hof) March 22, 2018

Resilience in the fight against Ebola

Samantha Roper / Paediatric Registrar / UK, Bangladesh & Syria Dr Samantha Roper is a British doctor with a passion for humanitarian work, who deployed to West Africa during the 2014 Ebola outbreak. She was one of the doctors in charge of Save The Children’s Ebola Treatment Centre in Kerry Town, and subsequently returned to… viaContinue reading “Resilience in the fight against Ebola”