The RCSI/COSECSA collaboration is a long-term partnership that aims to train and retain more surgeons in sub-Saharan Africa and make better surgery available to more patients. The partnership now reaches 14 countries with membership of COSECSA spanning the following: Botswana, Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
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From November 2019, Germany handed over its role of Secretariat of the Esther Alliance in Europe to Ireland. This move involves expanding the role of the Irish Global Health Network, as it already hosts the ESTHER Ireland Secretariat.
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]