University College Dublin + Bo Government Hospital, Sierra Leone

Essential Training in Maternal and Newborn Care UCD’s Centre for Emergency Medical Sciences (CEMS) and Bo Government Hospital in Sierra Leone have been awarded a Start-Up Grant to help develop their partnership, which aims to improve educational support for staff in Bo to overcome deficits in training for maternal and newborn care. The partnership also […]

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Department of Public Health, MidWest + Lal Gadh Leprosy Services Centre, Nepal

Empowering Leprosy Patients and Reducing Stigma ‘For Life’: A Project of the Nepal Leprosy Trust There has been a relationship between individuals in Ireland and LLSC for over 20 years now. Over the years, collaboration has taken the form of training of health practitioners, exchange of expertise, and a focus on various public health priorities. […]

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University College Cork + Mzuzu University, Malawi

Enhancing the Quality of Healthcare Education in Malawi University College Cork (UCC) along with Mzuzu University (MZUNI) staff in Malawi embarked on a joint capacity development enterprise. The overall aim is to enhance the quality of healthcare education and ultimately healthcare in Malawi with Mzuzu University. This initiative focuses on primary healthcare and public health […]

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Palms GP Surgery + Mzuzu Central Hospital, Malawi

Identifying Priority Areas of Need in Non-Communicable Diseases Palms GP surgery located in Co Wexford have seven doctors and five practice nurses. Working with the Dept. of Medicine in Mzuzu Central Hospital, they have identified non-communicable diseases as a major phenomenon in healthcare in Malawi posing major problems due to the large numbers, distances to […]

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LauraLynn Children’s Hospice + Palliative Care Support Trust, Malawi

Skills Development for Children’s Palliative Care Staff in Malawi LauraLynn Children’s Hospice aims to build a reciprocal learning partnership with the Palliative Care Support Trust in Malawi, whose objectives include the development of staff members’ psychosocial skills, resilience, and coping in working with children with palliative and life-limiting conditions, and their families. The Start-Up Grant […]

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Mayo General Hospital + Londiani District Hospital, Kenya

Strengthening Communications Infrastructure to Improve Partnership Efficiency in Kenya The partnership between Mayo General Hospital and Londiani District Hospital, Londiani, Kenya, was first formalised in 2009, with the signing of an MOU between the institutions, facilitated by the NGO Friends of Londiani. In order to help facilitate the ongoing reciprocal training of clinicians between Mayo […]

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University of Limerick and University of Limerick Hospital Group + Upper West Region Health Directorate, Ghana

Promoting the Health Status of the people of the Upper West Region of Ghana University of Limerick Hospitals Group (ULHG) and University of Limerick (UL) are academic partners, working together on a range of initiatives and they share a common goal, to establish a partnership with health and academic institution in a developing country. The […]

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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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Small Grant Interviews: Dr. Cliona O’Sullivan (UCD Physiotherapy – Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda)

Background to the partnership UCD Physiotherapy, part of the UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy, and Sports Science at University College Dublin partnered with a university in Uganda, Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST), which has a new physiotherapy programme, and offers the first Bachelor’s degree in physiotherapy in Uganda. The partners received a […]

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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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