OP, in collaboration with UK-Med and the FRRHH, have developed, to the Royal College of Edinburgh's education standards, an Introduction to Humanitarian Health Care Online Learning Course launched by the Faculty of Remote, Rural and Humanitarian Healthcare , the Royal College of Surgeons


Our partner, DAI, on the FCDO funded Tackling Deadly Diseases in Africa programme has recently launched a project website, with all the latest news and information, which can be viewed at:   TDDA website


Is Covid 19 impacting on the way your organisation operates? Does the current impact look likely to change the way you work post pandemic?  We can help you strategise and design operating models that will work for you: Covid-19 (Coronavirus 19) and Remote Management of Operations

Charles Nelson

Board Member

Charles Nelson

Charles brings over 30 years of experience across the corporate consulting and international development/humanitarian sector to the Non- Executive team. Currently the CEO of the Malaria Consortium and Charles was previously the International Programme Director for Merlin where he was responsible for the delivery, through 5000 staff and 16 country offices, of humanitarian health and nutrition focused programming.

Prior to joining the international development sector Charles’ experience has spanned across health systems, international business leadership and strategy consulting. As an independent consultant he was primarily supporting change in the National Health Service working extensively with governance and evidence organisations. As Global Head of Strategy and Markets' Development for Mercer's Health and Benefits' business, he worked with major corporations and Government agencies around the world launching and supporting emerging businesses. Charles also spent 7 years with McKinsey and Company working on major strategy and change projects in the health care and 'Not for Profit' sector. A scientist by training, he began his career with 14 years in logistics/operations with various technical and line management roles for, among others; L'Oreal, GlaxoSmithkline, Northern Foods and Nabisco, including manufacturing and distribution of medical and food products.