Newcastle/Gateshead Medical Volunteers (NGMV) was founded in 2010 by

a group of healthcare professionals from England including orthopaedic surgeons, anaesthetist, nurses and physiotherapists. In the past six years the charity have organized 14 trips to Iraq helping thousands of patients.


The purpose of NGMV is to work closely with the local charities in the post war region of Kurdistan in their quest to meet the humanitarian needs of the local people in the region.   NGMV provide much needed orthopaedic assessment and surgical services to local people in Iraq.  The aim is to make regular visits to Iraq in order to provide timely assessment, surgical intervention and follow up services to patients with musculoskeletal problems.

 In the past 6 years the NGMV charity work in partnership with Nechirvan Health Aid Office and Barzani Charity Foundation  to provides social  and humanitarian aid in Kurdistan to the people who need it most – without discrimination and regardless of their belief or ethnicity.  Focusing on projects that help rebuilding the shattered lives of the many thousands of displaced people in this devastated society.  

NGMV are committed to making at least 2 trips per year to delivery musculoskeletal and Orthopaedic services to local people in this area.








          Charity Work


Registered Charity Number 1137730

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Newcastle Gateshead Medical Volunteers

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Voluntary Orthopaedic Surgery Home and Abroad

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