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Institutional Health Partnerships – How They Adapted in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

ESTHER Ireland has published a synthesis document which focuses on the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic and explores how Health Partnerships adapted in response. Health partnerships typically involve long-term institutional relationships between high-income countries (HIC) and low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). Effective collaboration towards a common goal lies at the centre of institutional health […]

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Analysis of Covid-19 Video Series

Covid-19 Preparedness for Health Facilities in Low-Resource Settings, Video Series This video series aimed to assist healthcare workers in low resource settings to prepare for and respond to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Gorey Malawi Health Partnership worked with the Health Service Executive’s (HSE) Global Health program, the Irish College of General Practitioners and ESTHER Ireland […]

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Gorey-Malawi Health Partnership News – E-Learning Modules on NCDs and Covid-19

Gorey-Malawi Health Partnership (GMHP) utilised ESTHER funding to aid with the production of 6 e-learning modules delivered via the Moodle platform. The modules cover Rheumatic Heart Disease, Heart Failure, Diabetes, Hypertension, Maintenance of Essential Health Services During Covid-19, and Clinical Management of Patients Suffering from Covid-19. The latter two modules were adapted from 14 educational […]

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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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