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Constructing a Global Learning Partnership in Physiotherapy: An Ireland–Uganda Initiative Cliona O’Sullivan, Herman Kazibwe, Zillah Whitehouse, and Catherine Blake  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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Second ESTHER Ireland Start-Up Grants Workshop: Galway

Invitation to ESTHER Ireland’s 2nd Start-up Grants Workshop ESTHER Ireland works to support international partnerships between Irish health institutions and their counterparts in low- and middle- income countries. ESTHER Ireland aims to support such partnerships through recognition, promotion, and networking, as well as helping to build such interactions by providing a Start-Up Grants Programme that facilitates […]

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First ESTHER Ireland Start-Up Grants Workshop Successful!

ESTHER Ireland hosts successful Start-Up Grants Workshop   On Wednesday 11th March, ESTHER Ireland held its first Start-Up Grants Workshop at the Department of Epidemiology at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in the centre of Dublin. The initial announcement generated a high level of interest among those following ESTHER Ireland’s activities, and the […]

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European ESTHER Alliance African Regional Workshop 2014

The Casablanca Voices From October 14-16th 2014, the European ESTHER Alliance held its ground-breaking regional workshop in Casablanca, which, for the first time, gathered both northern and southern ESTHER partners from 22 African countries, and 8 European countries, to share knowledge and experiences in International Partnerships for Health (IHPs), and to work towards common solutions […]

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Reflections on the Partnership Panorama (ESTHER session at IFGH International Conference)

  In November of last year (2014), the Irish Forum for Global Health held its biannual International Global Health Conference. As part of the conference ESTHER Ireland ran a session titled the Partnership Panorama. The aim of this session was to give a snapshot of the ESTHER Ireland Partnerships as well as recipients of the Start-Up […]

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Partnership Panorama: ESTHER session at the IFGH International Conference 2014

Next week, on the 5th and 6th of November the Irish Forum for Global Health (IFGH) are holding their 10th International Conference in Trinity College Dublin, Dublin. The theme of the conference this year is Partnerships for Health. This theme is so appropriate in the world of global health and development where working in isolation […]

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