Physicians Across Continents (PAC) is an international medical charity which provides high-quality medical care to patients and peoples affected by crises and disasters, regardless of their race, religion and ethnicity.
Our aim is to assist in the provision of: health care, specialist equipment, facilities, and services. We also aim to advance the education of medical professionals and the general public through the provision of refresher training, educational programmes, lectures and publications devoted to medical healthcare.
Our History:PAC was established in 2003 by a team of doctors, nurses and medical technicians. Since then, we have grown and established offices in Kenya, Somalia, Sudan and Turkey, with current operations in countries including Bangladesh, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Uganda. In 2016, PAC moved its headquarters to the UK.
PAC has established itself as a leading provider of medical aid during humanitarian crises. In addition, PAC recognises that short-term emergency interventions are only a part of a solution to the health care crises that many countries face. We place a strong emphasis is placed on training and equipping local medical staff and hospitals to better support the building of healthcare infrastructure in the countries that PAC works in. By increasing local capacity, PAC ensures that the legacy of its humanitarian work continues to benefit local people.
To provide medical relief in humanitarian crises through medical care for complex procedures where local specialists may not exist or may not accessible.
Appropriate training for clinical staff and medical students in conjunction with community engagement enables the creation healthcare systems rooted in the communities in which they serve.
We contribute to strengthening health care systems and capacity in the areas in which we work through developing specialist medical centres and personnel. By creating capacity in local healthcare systems, PAC ensures the sustainability of its programmes and facilitates greater local access to specialists in the future.
Work in collaboration with other agencies to contribute in controlling and treating health epidemics; provide prevention advice and education to affected populations; restrict the spread of infectious diseases epidemics and provide appropriate treatment to those infected.