Volunteer support and preparation is essential for the effectiveness of many health partnerships. This case study illustrates how The Global Links Programme tailored its training course to provide thorough preparation for volunteers. It can provide considerations for you to think through when setting up your own volunteer training programme.
The partnership between NHS Highland and the Upper West Region Ghana Health Service is addressing the issue of alcohol dependency in rural Ghana. Continue reading to learn about trainings they have given to strengthen specialist mental health services for alcohol addiction and how this programme has provided mutual benefits to both partner teams.
The partnership between the University of Edinburgh, the African Palliative Care Association (APCA), and the Makerere University Palliative Care Unit (MPCU) works on strengthening and integrating palliative care into national health systems through a public health primary care approach in 4 African countries to meet the targets of MDG goal 6.
The partnership between the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) and Al Quds Medical School provides a pathway for health care professionals to receive specialised training in child health. By empowering and enabling local tutors to teach the Masters in Child Health Programme, this partnership is building the professional capacity to improve overall child health in Palestine.
The partnership between Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust, the Maternity Hospital in Kathmandu, the National Public Health Laboratory, PHASE NGO, and the Nepal Network for Cancer Treatment and Research NGO is attempting to reduce mortality rates due to cervical cancer in women in Nepal by training a strong team of colposcopists and supporting a country-wide cervical screening programme.