Each year, hundreds of UK healthcare professionals travel overseas to take part in short term medical missions in the developing world. The Doctors' Travel Pack (DTP) is a pre-packed assortment of over 60 lines of essential medicines and medical supplies designed to support these healthcare professionals as they treat people in need.
We request a contribution of £450 per DTP, which covers part of the costs involved in running this programme.
The contents of DTP have been designed based on feedback from Doctors working abroad, the British Medical Association and the World Health Organization. A DTP comprises two boxes of primary healthcare medicines, with approximately 1,000 treatments for adults and children. Packs typically include antibiotics, antifungals, analgesics, antacids, antiemetics, anti-inflamamatories, antiparasitics, eye drops/ointment and inhalers. Most products are for acute conditions. Please get in touch for a current sample contents list.
Packs are valued at approximately £3,200 (NHS reimbursement value)
All medicines have over 12 months dating and are of the highest quality
All medicines are donated directly by the pharmaceutical manufacturer
A DTP is two boxes each weighing between 13-16kg
We undertake a rigorous application process to ensure that all donated medical product will be handled in a secure and professional manner. Accordingly, IHP only releases DTPs to qualified UK registered doctors, although in certain circumstances carriers need not be medically qualified.
Medical Students travelling on elective are eligible to carry a DTP. All you need is a qualified doctor to sign your application (this is often the course tutor).
Insights into the value of DTPs