South Asian Health Foundation (SAHF) is inviting applications from healthcare professionals in the UK for an SAHF Fellowship programme.
SAHF is a registered charity, founded in 1999 to promote good health in the UK’s South Asian communities. There are significant health disparities in the UK, with particularly worse outcomes in minority ethnic populations. In recent government publications (such as the Race Disparity Audit and PHOF Health Equity report) Pakistani, Black African and Bangladeshi groups were found to have the highest rates of infant mortality, childhood obesity and poverty, as well as the lowest rates of satisfaction with healthcare services and lowest disability-free life expectancy.
The SAHF mission is to assist persons living in the UK, particularly those of South Asian origin, who are experiencing conditions of sickness, hardship or distress. SAHF is comprised of a number of distinguished Professors, Consultants and leaders in the medical profession. SAHF patrons include Dr Kamran Abbasi (Editor of Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine), Lord Narendra Patel, Dr Rashmi Shukla (CBE), Professor Raj Bhopal and Professor Ajay Shah.
This is an amazing opportunity for junior doctors passionate about addressing health inequalities. In addition to undertaking a national leadership/management role, the benefits include:
- Mentorship - the opportunity for involvement in research and academic projects with leading clinicians in the field of ethnicity and health
- Development - holding a leadership role in association with a national organisation. The development of leadership skills through community outreach, as well as the opportunity to have a positive impact on disadvantaged communities
- Education - the opportunity to attend regular seminars led by SAHF trustees
- Networking - the opportunity to have a role in the development of and influence the direction of a novel team of healthcare professionals. The opportunity to have access to the SAHF network, an influential group that contributes to national policies.