University College Dublin + Bo Government Hospital, Sierra Leone

Essential Training in Maternal and Newborn Care


UCD’s Centre for Emergency Medical Sciences (CEMS) and Bo Government Hospital in Sierra Leone have been awarded a Start-Up Grant to help develop their partnership, which aims to improve educational support for staff in Bo to overcome deficits in training for maternal and newborn care. The partnership also aims to provide training in data interpretation for better evaluation and management of patients, as well as research. Eventually, the partnership will add capacity for local staff to act as trainers and mentors. The grant will enable CEMS staff to conduct a partnership visit to Bo Government Hospital, and sign a formal Memorandum of Understanding with the District Health Department.

For more information about this partnership, please click below to watch UCD’s Dr. Niall Conroy speaking at the 1st ESTHER Ireland Partnerships Forum held in November 2016. In addition, please click here to read Dr. Conroy’s illuminating Small Grant Recipient interview, where he discusses the challenges faced in setting up the partnership.


Partnership Coordinators:

Professor Gerard Bury (Director of the Centre for Emergency Medical Sciences, UCD, Dublin, Ireland)

Dr. Niall Conroy (PhD student, Centre for Emergency Medical Sciences, UCD, Dublin, Ireland)

Dr. Chernor Jalloh (Head of the Department of Paediatrics, Bo Government Hospital, Bo, Republic of Sierra Leone)


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