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Trinity College Dublin + Infectious Diseases Institute Makerere University, Uganda

Uganda is a developing country in East Africa & key priority partner country for Irish AID. Similar to their international & regional counterparts, the county has a shortage of trained health care professionals & Ugandan health care workers report high levels of work related stress and burnout. However, special consideration has to be given to […]

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Children’s Health Ireland + Nurture Africa Health Care Centre, Uganda

Uganda has a high maternal mortality ratio, typical of many countries in subSaharan Africa, with an estimated 336 maternal deaths per 100.000 live births. Infant mortality is 43 deaths per 1000 live births, with 42% of the mortality occurring during the neonatal period. This might be related to a weak health system in the country. […]

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Institute of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (IOG), RCPI + East, Central and Southern Africa College of Obstetrics and Gynecology

The 14 countries in the East, Central, Southern Africa (ECSA)-College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (COG) Botswana, Burundi, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe share a disproportionate burden of reproductive health and rights adversity with high maternal mortality, infant mortality and (modelled) stillbirth rates. This gender inequality is […]

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National College of Ireland + Mother Patern College of Health Sciences, Liberia

The aim of this partnership to support data collection pertaining to knowledge, attitudes, and behaviours towards people with mental disorders in a population representative sample of Irish and Liberian adults over the age of 18. From this dataset, the hope is to compare knowledge, attitudes, and behaviours across (a) different diagnostic groups, and (b) different […]

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Ireland Africa Alliance for Non Communicable Diseases + Ecole Nationale des Auxiliares Medicaux, Togo

The most commonly referred to NCDs globally are those with highest premature mortality i.e. cancers (9.3 million), diabetes (1.5 million), cardiovascular (17.9 million) and respiratory disease (4.1 million). Factors including tobacco use, physical inactivity, the harmful use of alcohol and unhealthy diets increase the risk of dying from a NCDs, and they are preventable / […]

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Queens University Belfast + Benjamin Mkapa Hospital, Tanzania

This project is to implement a photography based diabetic eye-screening programme for patients with diabetes in the Dodoma region, Tanzania. The Dodoma region has 3 million people and 7 district hospitals (in addition to Benjamin Mkapa Hospital, BMH, which is the Southern partner on this grant) where patients with diabetes are managed. The ultimate aim […]

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Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland + Ahfad University For Women, Sudan

This partnership aims to develop a BSc. program in nursing through a North-South institutional health partnership (IHP) collaboration between the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and Ahfad University for Women (AUW). This is in keeping with the strategic objective 6 in the National Health Sector Strategic Plan II, (2012-2016) which aims to “develop […]

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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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