D-Day for Australian doctors
Three specialists and two GPs have come up with an innovative way for Australian doctors to volunteer their services in the battle against Ebola without leaving their rooms.
The idea is that every doctor in Australia and New Zealand donates one day’s income to the cause, says Dr Robert Baume, a rheumatologist at Gosford hospital in NSW.
In 2013 the group formed a foundation called Twice the Doctor in 2013. They proved the concept worked by raising $200,000 which was donated a UNICEF infant care project in Sierra Leone and the Fred Hollows Foundation’s Kenya project.