Impact of our work

How will the funds raised be spent?

Your support will go towards improving pathology and laboratory medicine services in under-resourced countries. 100% of the money you raise from taking part in one of our challenges will be used to support and deliver the College’s global health work.

This work includes laboratory systems strengthening projects and activities such as:

  • Sending volunteer pathologists overseas to mentor and train laboratory staff in low income countries; 
  • Providing education bursaries to overseas doctors and scientists, which will allow them to undertake a period of specialist training, research or study either within their country or externally; and
  • Working with others to re-build the laboratory systems in countries where the health system has been weakened as a result of a humanitarian disaster or emergency situation.

The work of the International Department is led by the College’s 5-year International Strategy (2013-18), Pathology is Global. The impact of our work continues to raise awareness amongst policy makers about the role of laboratory medicine in addressing global health challenges and its contribution towards achieving the health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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If you have any questions or would like more information about how you can help fund our global health work, then we would love to hear from you! Please get in touch with Gemma Hooley, International Administrator (email: gemma.hooley@rcpath.org) or call +44 (0) 20 7451 6768.