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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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Sub-Saharan Africa

The first partnership in ESTHER Ireland is the Collaboration Programme between the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI) and the College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA) which joined in December 2012. The RCSI/COSECSA collaboration is a long-term partnership.  The aim is to train and retain more surgeons in sub-Saharan Africa and […]

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ESTHER Partnership Forums

The ESTHER Partnerships Forum is an annual collaborative networking and learning event which showcases international health partnerships between Irish organisations and institutions. The forums were run annually since 2016. A dedicated page on each event is available from the links below.   2016 ESTHER Partnership Forum 2017 ESTHER Partnership Forum 2018 ESTHER Partnership Forum  2019 ESTHER […]

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RCSI/COSECSA Collaboration Programme

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.  Highlights in […]

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ESTHER Ireland Is Hosting the General Secretariat of ESTHER Alliance for Global Health Partnerships

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. 

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4th Annual ESTHER Partnership Forum

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 […]

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Partnership Update

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 […]

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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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ESTHER Alliance Meets in Bern, Switzerland

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 […]

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