Below you will find a mixture of policy and health partnership documents, links to important guidelines for practitioners and links for personal travel and safety.

If you would like to suggest a document or link for inclusion in the A-Z please forward it to us at for consideration.



COVID-19 Resources

Individual health workers are at the forefront of the response to COVID-19 and under almost unprecedented strain. The pandemic is passing from one continent to the other, affecting all in turn. This document contains information and resources designed to support NHS Scotland Global Citizenship’s global health community.


Data Sources

The Scottish Public Health Observatory (ScotPHO) brings together a wide variety of high quality data, profiles and reports on the health of Scotland’s population.

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is an independent population health research centre at UW Medicine, part of the University of Washington, that provides rigorous and comparable measurement of the world’s most important health problems.

Gapminder is an independent Swedish foundation which produces free teaching resources making the world understandable based on reliable statistics.

Doing It Well Guide

This guide provides advice and guidance for NHS Boards and staff about how to get involved in Global Citizenship.

Duty of Care

The Duty of Care Toolkit, developed by THET, aims to ensure robust duty of care procedures for your own programme.


Equipment (Donation of)

Guidance On Management Of Medical Devices And Equipment In Scotland Healthcare And Social Services Version 1 (NHS Scotland, 2020) provides guidance for the donation of suitable surplus equipment through NHSScotland Global Citizenship Programme.

Making It Work – A toolkit for medical equipment donations to low-resource settings (THET, 2013).

Medical device donation guidelines, framework, training and other resources provided by the World Health Organisation.

Medical Equipment Donations provides on safe donation on medical equipment to low-and-middle- income countries (LMICs) they need to deliver quality care. The findings of the review have informed the development of the 10 Step Guide poster and 10 Step guide checklist.



For information on how to begin identifying funding got support your project please visit our funding pages.


Global Standard for Volunteering for Development

The International Forum for Volunteering in Development (Forum) has developed the Global Standard for Volunteering for Development (the Global Standard) to help organisations understand and deliver Responsible and Impactful Volunteering, and to encourage learning and continuous improvement in development projects involving volunteers.


Health Advice for Travelling

Information on how to stay safe and healthy abroad provided by NHS Fit for Travel

Clinical travel health information for UK healthcare practitioners provided by NHS Travax

Advice on travel vaccination, NHS

TravelHealthPro is the website comprising the travel health resources of the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC)

HealthLink360 travel clinic is a registered charity which provides  risk assessments, country specific advice on recommended vaccinations, anti-malarials and particular health risks. They are a Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre


International Development - Scottish Government Contribution

The third Scottish Government’s contribution to International Development report. It takes a holistic look at a wide cross-section of international development activity, including a reflection on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

View full report here

The second annual report takes a holistic look at a wide cross-section of Scottish Government international development activity, and presents it within the context of the UN Global Goals.

View full report here

First ever Contribution to International Development Report takes a holistic look at a wide cross-section of Scottish Government international development activity, and presents it within the context of the UN Global Goals.

View full report here



The African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) is an African-led, regional non-profit research policy institute established in 2010 to help bridge the gaps between research, policy and practice in development efforts in Africa.

Medical Council of Malawi  – includes the registration process in Malawi and the patients charter.

The College of Medicine, Blantyre, Malawi

The Malawian Medical Journal

The Malawian Scottish Partnership – based in Lilongwe, Malawi.

The Scotland Malawi Partnership (SMP) is the national civil society network coordinating, supporting and representing the people-to-people links between Scotland and Malawi. The paper from the University of Edinburgh, Valuing the links between Scotland and Malawi provides useful further information.


NHS Scotland Global Citizenship Storybook

This document contains our Storybook, where you can read all about the stories of People, Partnership and Place.



Health partnerships are a model for improving health and health services based on ideas of co-development between people and institutions from different countries. Visit our Health Partnership page to find out more.

Policy Coherence for Development

An open, editable wiki resource for individuals and organisations interested in improving policy coherence in Scotland. The wiki was created by Scotland’s International Development Alliance, with initial support from Oxfam Scotland, SCIAF, Christian Aid Scotland, SCVO and Tearfund Scotland.




Scottish Government International Development Strategy

Visit the Scottish Government website for information on Scotland’s International development strategy, policies, funding and latest news.

Scottish International Development Alliance (SIDA)

The Scottish International Development Alliance provides support to people and organizations in Scotland involved in international development. The organization provide a range of resources including education and training as well as access to a very comprehensive funding database.

Sustainability Action

Sustainability Action is used to support and promote staff behaviour change activities that contribute to delivering sustainability across all parts of the NHS.

The NHS Scotland climate emergency and sustainability strategy: 2022-2026 document sets out plans for NHS Scotland to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and impact on the environment, adapt to climate change and to better contribute to the United Nation sustainable development goals. It has been developed by the Scottish Government and NHS Scotland Assure.