The ultra sound services for pregnant women attending these hospitals were limited in terms of medical expertise and equipment. To address this issue, a link was created between Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, UK and Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC), Tanzania. It has provided basic skills training for a team of doctors and midwives in ultra sound scanning.
A link between the Ghana Health Service (GHS) and Southampton Teaching Hospital NHS Trust has ensured training (CPD – Continuous Professional Development) sessions to train and retain health officers in the Northern Regions. Health professionals directly benefitted from the training and have translated skills into positive outcomes. An improvement in the health status in the Upper East region especially with the vulnerable women and children has been noted.