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Oxford Eye Hospital - Cape
Wessex Ghana Stroke
Royal Berkshire Hospital -
SHA Leadership - Cambodia,
Basingstoke and Uganda
Hampshire Partnership NHS
Foundation Trust - Ghana (MH)
Southampton - Ghana (G.A.S.
The Basingstoke Hoima Partnership for
Health was formally set up in 2010. The Hoima Regional Referral
Hospital is situated in North Western Uganda. The aim of this link
is "to work with the people of Uganda to improve the delivery
of healthcare". There is a particular focus on maternal care and
care of the newborn.
For further information contact Mr Robert Bates, Consultant
obstetrician and Gynaecologist email@example.com or Louise
Emmett, Practice Development Midwife firstname.lastname@example.org.
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VISION 2020 Link was established in June 2009 and was set
to run for 3 years. The link is part of the VISION 2020 project
which is overseen by the International Centre for Eye Health and
the eye unit at Stoke Mandeville is one of many
eye units involved in such partnerships
with units in Africa. The clinical priorities include,
vitreo-retinal training, paediatric service support (orthoptics and
paediatric anaesthesia) and nurse training.
For further information contact Consuela Moorman, Consultant
The G.A.S. Partnership is an exciting and pioneering linkage
between a government agency, an NGO and an
trust, launched in May 2010.
The purpose is to improve healthcare provision in the Upper East
Region of Ghana, primarily through strengthening manpower and
promoting skill-sharing, to make a lasting and sustainable impact.
The partners are
Ghana Health Services, the government agency responsible for
healthcare delivery, Afrikids, an award winning child rights
charity working with communities across northern Ghana, and
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, a leading
teaching hospital. The
Partnership has five specialty areas of focus - diagnostics, child
health, maternal health, theatres and anaesthetics, and estates
planning and facilities management. Each specialty carries out
enhanced training for Ghanaian staff in Ghana and the
, training of trainers, development of
specialist courses, continuous professional development programmes
for current practitioners, e-learning support, and joint service
For further information please e-mail email@example.com.
Project- Training for
Medical Assistants Psychiatry and Community Mental Health
Officers, College of Health, Kintampo, Ghana
Ghana has a severe shortage of mental
health staff. The
about 1 psychiatrist per 10,000 people but in Ghana the ratio is
only 1 psychiatrist per 5 million. The
has around 1 psychiatric nurse per 1000
people but in Ghana the ratio is only 1 per 50,000. Doctors
who qualify in Ghana tend not to want to become
psychiatrists. Psychiatric nurses tend to either work
in the 3 large mental hospitals in Ghana, move into
general nursing or leave to work abroad. There are very few
mental health staff available for the
community. This shortage of mental health workers is
a serious problem.
To address the shortage, The College of
Health, Kintampo is now training 2 new cadres - Medical Assistants
Psychiatry and Community Mental Health Officers. Medical
Assistants work under the supervision of a doctor. They have
skills similar to a
(primary care doctor).
They oversee sub-district and rural services, providing
education, primary prevention plus diagnosing and treating patients
(including prescribing). It is hoped that the new high
school entrant stream will help to reduce the
Foundation Trust provides
support for the development of the curriculum and in delivering the
For further information contact: The Project Administrator at
or Dr Mark Roberts, Project Lead, Consultant Psychiatrist firstname.lastname@example.org.
This link is a specialist eye link with Groote Schuur Hospital
in Cape Town and is part of the VISION
2020 Links programme. The VISION 2020 Links programme;
established by the International Centre for Eye Health in 2004;
aims to increase the quantity and quality of eye training in low
income countries by developing sustainable eye links with a
VISION 2020: The Right to Sight is a global programme
established by the World Health organisation and International
Agency for the Prevention of Blindness to eliminate avoidable
blindness worldwide. One of the three core components of
VISION 2020 is the development of skilled and competent human
resources. The links programme is a perfect fit with the aims of
VISION 2020 and will contribute by strengthening ophthalmology
training in low income countries (emphasis Africa).
For further information contact Marcia Zonderman, email@example.com.
Africa Link is a charity link which was set
up in 2009 between Poole Hospital and Wau Teaching
Hospital, Southern Sudan. The aim is to help by setting up basic
teaching and training programmes for nurses and midwives, and
post-graduate training for doctors. Staff from Poole Hospital
donate their time and expertise to support the project by visiting
Wau to carry out training and establish systems to improve ongoing
support. The project team is liaising with government officials in
Southern Sudan, to encourage them to support some of the hospital's
needs for equipment and services.
For further information contact Hilary Fenton-Harris firstname.lastname@example.org.
Links” are links between Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust
and Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC) in Moshi,
is a hospital of
just under 500 beds providing comprehensive care as a teaching
hospital for 11 million people. “OK Links” represents links in a
variety of clinical (eg nursing, medicine/surgery,
radiology/radiography) and non-clinical (engineering) departments
in these two institutions. The emphasis is on the two-way transfer
of skills through teaching and training. Staff from Oxford make
annual visits to
come to Oxford to learn specific skills. There is also a two-way
movement of medical students on electives.
Further information can be obtained from the link to the website
or through Griff Fellows on email@example.com.
The Royal Berkshire
Trust has set up a link with
Kisiizi Hospital, Uganda.
Various consultants, midwives, nurses and junior doctors at the
Royal Berkshire Hospital have provided support to Uganda after one
of their midwives went to work at Kisiizi Hospital, South West
Uganda in 1999. Five teams went out in 2010 and they are hoping to
send a similar number in 2011.
Other consultants have visited Nepal for
work, India (surgery and
anaesthetics), Albania (surgery).
For further information contact Helen
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South Central SHA Leadership Programme and Cambodia
This project is run by South Central
and has made
partnerships with The Maddox-Joile Pitt Foundation in Samlaut
Millennium Village, Cambodia and the United Nations Development
Programme in Tabora millennium Village cluster, Tanzania. Both
projects are linked to the Millennium
Villages Project which aims to achieve the millennium
Participants have the opportunity to develop leadership skills
through the application of quality improvement methods whilst at
the same time contributing in a sustainable way to the health needs
of the local area.
The programme meets a number of key aims of the leadership
development strategy, these include:
Placements will typically be between 3 - 6 months. During their
attachment delegates will provide:
For further information visit their website or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
St Mary's and
After decades of civil war, the Comprehensive
Peace Agreement (CPS) was signed in 2005,
giving the South Sudan the right to its own government. Since then
the Government of Southern Sudan (
) has sought to develop
its healthcare system and has declared that the capital, Juba,
would be the place where training of staff would occur. This could
then be cascaded to other hospitals, starting with Wau and
In October 2007, Juba Teaching Hospital
) was twinned with
St Mary’s Hospital, Isle of Wight. The link was set up with the
following general objective:
“To promote understanding of the needs and to support the
Government of Southern Sudan, in order to improve clinical services
through the development of education and training.”
For further information contact, Dr Eluzai
Hakim (email@example.com) or
Zorina Walsh, Project Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Wessex Ghana Stroke
Partnership was set up in 2008 and is a collaboration between
health professionals in Wessex and Korle Bu teaching hospital in
Ghana. The long term goal is for a dedicated, specialised stroke
unit to be established at Korle Bu Hospital. The current focus is
supporting the multidisciplinary team at Korle Bu in developing
their knowledge and skills.
For further information contact, Claire Spice (email@example.com).
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