Holistic Approach To Health (otherwise known as HATH), is a mentoring tool for health professionals who would like to serve in the developing world.

The course is a 4-6 month long-distance mentoring program providing insight in the following subject areas:

  • Caring for the sick in a holistic way
  • How modern medicine evolved out of the wilderness
  • Health Promotions
  • Screening for health clinics in the village
  • Setting up and running a health clinic in a village
  • Medicines and international law
  • Basic First Aid in the developing world

In the course you are assigned to a mentor who works through the subjects with you and helps you to develop your own portfolio in the area of health you are trained in. As part of the course, you will be required to join a BTBAB team on at least one short-term trip where you will be mentored in the role of medical coordinator.


The HATH course is facilitated by Hannah Savage, a trained nurse, who has also been a recipient of the course. Femi Oni, a practising orthoptist (vision therapist) continues to be a key contributor to this course. If you would like more information, please email info@btbab.org.


This course was pioneered by Femi Oni in 2006 whilst serving as a medical missionary in the Amazon jungle in Brazil. During his year in the jungle, he trained 41 missionaries (half of whom had no professional health training) on how to run a primary health clinic where there is no doctor.
The course became successful and received endorsements from some international agencies. When Femi returned to the UK, he modified the course so that it could be used as a mentoring tool for health professionals in the western world who would like to serve in the developing world.