Since the very beginning of The Kambia Appeal, our relationship with Kambia has been based on visits to Sierra Leone by medical personnel from the UK. Such visits have provided training for local hospital staff and district health workers, as well as much needed clinical work at the hospital. Midwife Maud Hardy, CHO Mohamed Kamara […]
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Posted by James Dowling in General on 24 May 2012 We are holding our AGM on 11th June at 8pm. We will be updating everyone on activities over the past year and our forthcoming plans regarding our IHLFS and HPS grants. There will be a couple of presentations and a screening of our short film […]
We’ve been selected to received a major grant to promote long-term volunteering in Kambia. The Health Partnership Scheme (HPS) is a UK DfID initiative with The Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET) to build the long-term capacity of healthcare institutions overseas to deliver a better service to the communities they serve. We are one of four organisations in the UK […]
Inspired by her time volunteering in Kambia last year, Eli is raising funds for the ongoing development of a village health centre. Built entirely using local resources and by local people working voluntarily, the health centre of Mile 14 village now needs a clean water supply. Sponsor Eli and friends now by visiting B my charity.
In January, members of the Kambia Appeal visited Sierra Leone to undertake a comprehensive needs assessment to plan our activity in Kambia for the next three years. James Dowling, Richard Kerr-Wilson and Shona Lockyer were joined by Terry Smith (Kambia Appeal Treasurer), Jenny Hill (Gloucestershire NHS Project Manager), Adrienne Quintana and Peter Clark (Public Health […]
In November 2011, David Holmes led the fourth IHLSF visit as part of our three-year training programme to improve maternal and child health in Kambia District. Over six days, David and his Gloucestershire team ran training courses in obstetric emergencies, adult and neonatal resuscitation, general midwifery and nursing care for 84 health workers at the […]
The Kambia Appeal will be running a 3-day crash course in tropical medicine at Cheltenham General from Wednesday 21 March 2012 for doctors, senior midwives and nurses who are considering working in a developing country. The 3-day course costs £350 per participant.
The Kambia Appeal has now qualified to become a member of BOND, the UK membership body for non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working in international development. Established in 1993 on the initiative of 61 NGOs working in international development, Bond has 358 members (at 31 March 2011) ranging from large bodies with a world-wide presence to smaller, specialist […]