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- Establish a network of UK health professionals who are interested in supporting training and education in Zimbabwe.
- Participate in the setting up of links between Zimbabwean and British universities, hospitals and other organisations.
- Provide health training support in Zimbabwe by providing educational resources e.g. visiting lecturers; examiners; books; journals or electronic learning materials.
- Raise funds and donations in kind in support of these activities.
- Carry out any other activities consistent with the pursuit of these aims.
ZHTS Objectives for 2010/2011
- Move towards clinical officer training programmes.
- Campaign to support UZ medical school financially (possibly through scholarship funds, encourage alumni to donate, set criteria.
- Focus on supporting IT services.
- Make curriculum development a priority, in particular, arrange visits to the UK for University staff and longer term visits in Zimbabwe to support this.
- Move towards delivering courses rather than a set of lectures.
- Work towards making the Nurse Anaesthetic Refresher Course a yearly event.
- Complete a formal application to the Liverpool Association of Tropical Health.
- Ethics course for staff at UZ and curriculum development programs.
- Combine teaching with improving quality of service.
- Focus on the quality of education training and improve the co-ordination of visits from the UK.
- Sucessfully run a Nurse Anaesthetic Referesher Course (NARC)
- Many trips to Zimbabwe have been made by ZHTS trustees and members of staff from King’s College London
- Links between ZHTS-Zimbabwe and King’s College London continue well, particularly focussing on curriculum development
- ZHTS continues to collaborate with other institutions and zimbabwean partners, most recently the the Zimbabwe Benefit Foundation and Geneva-based Zimhealth.
- ZHTS has supported an elective student to visit Europe
- ZHTS continues to support it’s student group ‘Project Zimbabwe’ (www.kclprojectzimbabwe.blogspot.com), especially in their innovative MedYouth project.
Dr Zed Sibanda
9 Romilly Road
Tel: +44 (0)2920 211541
Prof Medion Chidzonga
University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences
PO Box A178