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Tom Browne, Vascular and General Surgeon finished the Marathon in great time with crowds cheering him on right to the finish line shouting 'Go Tom!'
Mr Browne was running the marathon to raise money for the Out To Africa project, founded by himself in 2010 and links the Mid Essex Hospital Trust (MEHT) with the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia. This co-operation is an example of developed World Health professionals taking a hands on approach to helping our colleagues and patients in the developing World. It is very much a two way road in which both Hospitals benefit.
I undertook the Marathon to raise funds to purchase telemedicine equipment. This will cut down on expensive journeys to Zambia but still provide real time communications between Clinicians for the benefit of some of the most disadvantaged patients in Sub Saharan Africa.
The Out To Africa project allows Hospital staff from all departments at the peak of their careers take part, without having to take substantial time away from the NHS. It also allows us to boost Britains image abroad.