The Kambia Appeal in partnership with Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Kambia District Health Management Team have been awarded a new major grant to fund the training of primary health care staff in Kambia. This new programme began its preparation phase in October 2012 and will run for two and a half years.
This project has four distinct elements:
The training is being provided by volunteers from Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust who visit Kambia for 8 days to deliver training at the Kambia District Hospital and the Kambia MCHA Training College. The scheme follows on from the IHLFS programme that concluded in January 2013.
We have recruited nursing, maternal and child health volunteers from Gloucestershire to participate in this scheme. The programme covers all volunteer expenses, including airfares, visas and accommodation in Sierra Leone.
Commenting on the scheme, the International Development Minister, Lynne Featherstone said, "We are delighted to support the Health Partnership Scheme. Through the scheme, British medical expertise is used to help give developing countries the vital skills needed to improve the health of some of the world's poorest people. The programme will train 13,000 overseas healthcare workers dealing with issues from trauma care to maternal health. British nurses, midwives and medical teams are amongst the best in the world and they will help make a real difference in some of the poorest parts of the world”
THET is a specialist global health organisation that educates, trains and supports health workers through partnerships, strengthening health systems and enabling people in low and middle income countries to access essential healthcare.