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4th Annual ESTHER Partnership Forum

The Partnership Forum is an annual collaborative networking and learning event Register on Eventbrite here About this Event The event showcases international health partnerships between health organisations in Ireland and overseas. This event will bring together ESTHER Ireland Partners, health personnel engaged in health links with less developed countries, and others interested in learning more […]

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Partnership Update

Cork – Moshi Partnership Update: A team of five from INFANT: The Irish Centre for Fetal and Neonatal Translational Research and Cork University Maternity Hospital’s (CUMH) and Cork University Hospital’s (CUH) Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, travelled to Moshi, Tanzania on February 24th 2019 to spend a week […]

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To the Brink of Death and Back

Selemani Hamij is a quiet and thoughtful four-year-old boy who in September 2018 when this story was reported, was looking forward to his fifth birthday. While most kids get excited about birthdays, it was more than just a milestone for Selemani. He’d just been through the worst year of his young life. In January 2018, […]

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ESTHER Alliance Meets in Bern, Switzerland

A project looking to provide culturally-sensitive HIV treatment to an indigenous tribe in the Peruvian Amazon with a rate of HIV infection vastly outpacing the general population. An m-health programme in a Lusaka HIV clinic that sends colposcopy images from Zambian patients to expert oncologists more than 7,000 kilometres away. A nascent partnership in northern […]

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Zambian Minister for Health speaks of the ‘immeasurable gift’ that EQUALS Initiative donations and support signify to Zambia

This post was originally published on the RCPI website. Members of the EQUALS Initiative have just returned from a successful visit to Zambia. The trip took place from Monday 18 – Friday 22 June in Lusaka and Ndola, Zambia. The delegation met with key Zambian partner, Dr Victor Mukonka, Director of the Zambian National Public […]

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New from ESTHER Ireland grantee……..

Constructing a Global Learning Partnership in Physiotherapy: An Ireland–Uganda Initiative Cliona O’Sullivan, Herman Kazibwe, Zillah Whitehouse, and Catherine Blake http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fpubh.2017.00107/full#h1  Background and aim: There is a strong correlation between disability and poverty and it is acknowledged that until disability issues are addressed, the goal of poverty reduction in low-income countries is unlikely to be achieved. Despite the high prevalence of […]

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Small grants partner interview: Dr. Niall Conroy (UCD Centre for Emergency Medical Science + Bo Government Hospital, Sierra Leone)

Background to the partnership UCD’s Center for Emergency Medical Science (CEMS) has established a partnership with Bo Government Hospital (BGH), which is the main hospital in the second-largest district of Sierra Leone. The partnership focuses on paediatric care, particularly for new-borns. The new-born mortality rate in Sierra Leone is among the 10 highest in the […]

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Palms GP Surgery Wexford: ESTHER Small Grant Recipient Interview

A focus on non-communicable diseases – abroad, and at home Dr. Joe Gallagher and Dr. Peter Harrington are based at Palms Surgery in Gorey, Co. Wexford. The two doctors recently visited a group of health institutions in Mzuzu, Northern Malawi, in the hope of developing a partnership. The idea for applying for the ESTHER Ireland […]

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Developing a Regular Paediatric Oncology Pathology Service in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin (Ireland) and Muhimbili National Hospital (Tanzania)

Paediatric Cancer Care Partnership: Ireland and Tanzania Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin is Ireland’s largest acute paediatric teaching hospital and is the national centre in Dublin, Ireland for paediatric cancer services. Chemotherapy and Pathology are conducted on-site at the hospital, while other services including radiation, orthopedics, are distributed across other hospitals; neurosurgeries for example would […]

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Reciprocal Learning: Visit to Ireland by Staff of Nepal’s Lalgadh Leprosy Services Centre

In March (2015) Dr. Mai Mannix (Director of Public Health, HSE Mid-West) and Dr. Anne Dee (Specialist in Public Health Medicine, Department of Public Health, HSE Mid-West) visited colleagues and partners at the Lalgadh Leprosy Services Centre (LLSC) in Nepal. You can find more information about Dr. Mannix and Dr. Dee’s visit in our previous […]

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