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Irish and Sudanese Scientists Partner on Gut Health to Prevent Disease

Irish and Sudanese Scientists have teamed up on an innovative approach to combating a slew of preventable diseases currently crippling Sudan’s population through a strategic partnership centred on gut health. As part of an ESTHER Ireland grant partnership administered by the Irish Global Health Network and funded by the Health Service Executive, APC Microbiome Institute […]

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Innovative Collaboration launched in Bangladesh to Reduce Impact of Dementia

The Global Brain Health Institute, made up of partners in Trinity College Dublin, the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and the The Neurology Academy in the UK have come together as part of an innovative collaboration on a project in Bangladesh to reduce the impact of dementia on the country’s aging population. A network […]

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New Partnership Shows Strong Promise in Improving Mental Health in India

An emerging ESTHER Ireland grant partnership between Irish partners: Mental Health Ireland and Health Service Executive Office for Mental Health Engagement and Recovery, and Southern partners: Hospital for Mental Health in Ahmedabad (Gujarat, India), the Office for Mental Health (Government of Gujarat, India) and the Centre for Mental Health Law and Policy (Indian Law Society) […]

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Simple Treatments Save Lives in Malawi

Sitting in a clinic in Northern Malawi, Dr Peter Harrington—a Wexford-based GP usually practicing in the Palms GP Surgery, Gorey, but also leading an overseas health partnership in Malawi funded by the HSE—remembers witnessing a 12-year-old boy struggling to walk from the waiting room into the clinic room. “He was swollen and short of breath […]

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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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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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NUI Galway & Saolta Healthcare Group + Copperbelt University & Ndola Central Hospital, Zambia

Building Capacity Across Disciplines in Zambia A Start-Up Grant has been awarded to the developing partnership between the NUI Galway College of Medicine, Nursing, and Health Sciences, and the Saolta University Healthcare Group, and their counterparts in Zambia’s Copperbelt province: Copperbelt University School of Medicine, Ndola Central Hospital, and the associated School of Nursing in […]

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EQUALS Initiative + Northern Technical College, Zambia

Fulfilling Medical Equipment and Training Needs in Zambia The EQUALS Initiative was established in 2013 as a collaboration between the HSE and the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, based around donations of medical equipment from Irish hospitals to institutions in low- and middle- income countries, and the provision of training to improve service quality. […]

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Institute of Community Health Nursing, International partnership

From Local to Global: Public Health Nursing Networks Extend Their Reach The Institute of Community Health Nursing is a professional body that represents community nurses in Ireland and promotes community-nursing services through education, development and research. Through the collective efforts of over 100 public health nurses and affiliate organizations across the world recognising the need […]

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UCD Physiotherapy + School of Physiotherapy at Mbarara University of Science and Technology

Developing Educational and Research Capacity The purpose of project is to strengthen an existing partnership and to develop educational and research capacity between UCD Physiotherapy and the School of Physiotherapy in Mbarara University of Science and Technology, (MUST) Uganda. A secondary aim is to explore the opportunity to further develop links between UCD College of […]

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