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UNSUNG HERO AWARD – 2021

In recognition of the incredible work done by health partnerships involving Irish institutions and their counterparts in low- and middle-income countries, we have created the Unsung Hero Award. This award will shine a light on individuals who have worked hard to show consistent and unshakeable commitment to the health partnership they are involved in. This […]

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UCD Volunteers Overseas + Church of Uganda, Kisiizi Hospital

Strengthening Community Based Rehabilitation and Nutrition Programmes in Uganda UCD Volunteers Overseas has partnered with Kisiizi Hospital since 2010 for short-term elective volunteer placements. UCDVO has placed 56 students and eleven professional tutors, from the UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science and School of Agriculture and Food Science (Nutrition/Dietetics). This partnership aims […]

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Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin + Muhimbili National Hospital

Working to Provide Childhood Cancer Services to All Children in Tanzania Over the last 9 years Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin have been providing clinical and technical support to the Children’s Cancer Programme in Tanzania through Muhimbili National Hospital. This has included regular expert site visits, assistance processing histopathology specimens, interpreting radiology investigations and equipment. […]

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APC Microbiome Institute/University College Cork + National Ribat University

Supporting Microbiome Science and Education in Sudan Sudan has comprehensive short- and long-term health care goals and strategies that focus on many sectors that include employment, research, public health, and delivery of drugs, instruments and other medical technologies. However, there has often been poor implementation and organisation due to economic instability and continuous shortage of […]

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Mental Health Ireland + Hospital for Mental Health & Office for Mental Health, Government of Gujarat

Improving Mental Health in Gujarat, India A National Mental Health Survey published by the government of India in 2015-16 demonstrated a “huge burden of mental health problems” with a substantial level of unmet mental health need. Funding has been awarded to support a partnership between Mental Health Ireland, Hospital for Mental Health, and Office for […]

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Global Brain Health Institute & Trinity College Dublin + Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University

Bengali-Irish Partnership for Brain Health Dementia now ranks as one of the leading causes of death and disability. Worldwide, around 50 million people have dementia, with nearly 60% living in the low-middle income countries; there are nearly 10 million new cases every year. The total number of people with dementia is projected to reach 82 […]

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Murder of Patient with Albinism Shocks Community

Just this month, Saidi Dylon was murdered for his body parts in Malawi and there was an attempted abduction of another of the patients that attends the clinic in the Machinga District this week. Read a recent article in the Irish Times Since 2016, Edenpark Surgery and Standing Voice have intervened to halt this crisis […]

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Equals Initiative Partnership

The EQUALS Initiative is a joint collaboration between RCPI and the HSE and is based on the following goals: Sourcing and donating good quality equipment which becomes freely available from Irish hospitals to hospitals in Zambia, in response to local need. Today, the remit of the EQUALS Initiative has developed to also include the provision […]

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UNSUNG HERO AWARD – 2020

In recognition of the incredible work done by ESTHER Ireland affiliated partnerships, we have created the Unsung Hero Award. This award will shine a light on individuals who have worked hard to show consistent and unshakeable commitment to the health partnership they are involved in. This is the second year of the award. Please nominate […]

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The 5th ESTHER Ireland Partnerships Forum

The 5th ESTHER Ireland Partnerships Forum took place on November 11, 2020.  As part of a live web event, the winners of the UNSUNG HERO 2020 Award were announced at the event. VIEW THE FULL EVENT ROUNDUP The two-hour online event “A Bright Future for Health Partnerships”  brought together a small group of committed individuals […]

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