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Vishal Chahwala

Regional Development Coordinator and Volunteer Lead

I manage our work in the Midlands and look after our delivery partners and volunteer teams in Birmingham, Warwick, Nottingham, Leicester, Keele and Bristol. I coordinate with grassroots organisations and other key stakeholders and build relationships with new partners, helping to increase our impact in the Midlands.

Why StreetDoctors?

A public health approach enables us to view violence as a preventable consequence rather than an inevitable outcome. I truly believe in StreetDoctors’ peer-to-peer model with young healthcare students working directly with young people most at risk of violence, empowering them to not only be lifesavers but also to be a part of the conversation and the solution to street violence.


I am a medical student at Barts & The London and I have taken a year out of my studies to work for StreetDoctors. I have been a volunteer and team leader for our East London team. I wrote my dissertation on Hospital Based Violence Intervention Programmes.

Outside of StreetDoctors

If I’m not catching a flight to somewhere in Europe for the weekend, you’ll find me in the markets in East London trying food from around the world and adding to my record collection.

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