Kilimanjaro-Northumbria Link Established: 2001

Fields of work Surgery/Surgical Specialities
UK Partner North Tyneside General Hospital, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust
Developing Country Partner Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre
Contact Ms Brenda Longstaff Development Lead-Charities North Tyneside General Hospital, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust Rake Lane Tyne and Wear NE29 8NH Tel: 08448 118111 brenda.longstaff@nhct.nhs.uk

Northumbria’s link with Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre is one of the most extensive health links between the UK and Africa. Since 2001 Northumbria have provided training; equipment and support to planning and fundraising for sustained development of health services at Kilimanjaro.   Amongst many acheivements accross a wide spectrum of healthcare services; the link has provided for the first chole-cystectomy; apendicectomy and permanent repair of a hernia in Tanzania. A physiotherapy degree course has been developed as a result of Northumbria’s assistance and upgrading the Casualty department to an emergency medicine facility.  Please get in contact if you are would like more information about the work of the Northumbria-Kilimanjaro Link.


Contact Details

Ms Brenda Longstaff
Development Lead-Charities

North Tyneside General Hospital, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust
Rake Lane
Tyne and Wear
NE29 8NH

Tel: 08448 118111
brenda.longstaff@nhct.nhs.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Mark Swai
Director of Hospital Services

Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre
PO Box 22 40
Moshi
Tanzania

mswai@kcmc.ac.tz