Birmingham City University – Lusaka College of Nursing and Midwifery, Zambia
Background: Partnership initiated in 2015 and partners have received two previous grants from THET for projects focusing on Critical Care Nursing.
The project: Develop a context specific COVID-19 training package for healthcare workers at the Lusaka College of Nursing and Midwifery and the University Teaching Hospitals. The training will focus on COVID-19 (symptoms, diagnosis, case management etc.), IPC, Nursing Care, Wellbeing and Psychological First Aid.
Cambridge University Hospitals (Cambridge Global Health Partnerships) – Kawempe National Referral Hospital, Uganda.
Background: This partnership is currently in receipt of a CwPAMS grant, looking to improve rates of infection on the maternity wards at Kawempe Hospital and Mulago Women’s Hospital.
The project: Building on the work of the CwPAMS project, the aim of this project is to support Uganda’s COVID-19 response by providing funds to Kawempe National Referral Hospital to: 1) procure scrubs and 2) manufacture alcohol gel in-house 3) share learning and guidance from CUH & wider UK and international sources.
NHS Highland – Chipata Central Hospital, Zambia
Background: Over the last 10 years, the partners have worked together on a number of community mental health projects in Zambia.
The project: Boost existing strategies to protect health workers at Chipata Hospitals and the outlying district against contracting COVID-19 and support their mental resilience through access to information including on PPE production, infection control and training materials; through continuous sharing of advice and public health information and through responding to any challenging arising around the protection of health workers.
Global Anaesthesia Development Project – University Teaching Hospital, Zambia
Background: The partnership was established in 2012 to support Zambia’s first Physician Anaesthetist training programme. Since then, the partners have worked together on a number of projects.
The project: Equipping Anaesthesia providers in Zambia with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) suitable for aerosol-generating procedures and providing training on PPE use and safest reuse practices where there are severe shortages, with the main project activities being the local production of face shields, gowns and masks, development of cleaning protocols, guidance on IPC and PPE and trainings on use, cleaning and reuse of PPE.
Kings College London – Hargeisa Group Hospital, Somaliland
Background: King’s Global Health Partnerships and HGH, together with THET, have a long-standing relationship, and are currently working together on triage and safer surgery.
The project: Contribute to the safety, motivation and wellbeing of health workers treating COVID-19 patients at Hargeisa Group Hospital from both a physical and psychological perspective.
Cairdeas International Palliative Care Trust (Cairdeas IPCT) – Peace Hospice Adjumani (PEACHOA), Uganda.
Background: The partnership has worked together for several years to expand palliative care to rural communities and integration of palliative care into community healthcare provision for South Sudanese refugees in Adjumani district, Uganda.
The project: Provide pre-exposure and ongoing psychosocial support to health workers and help to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 among palliative health care workers.
Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals (BSUH) NHS Trust (and University of Sussex) – Hospital Pharmacists Association of Zambia (and University Teaching Hospital Lusaka and Ndola Teaching Hospital)
Background: Established in 2006, the partership have worked on a number of projects, including championing pharmacists as antibiotic guardians in Zambia and implementingthe first Paediatric Nursing course in Zambia.
The project: Building on the work of the ongoing CwPAMS project, this project aims to enhance Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) through capacity building to locally produce alcohol-based hand rub for preventing COVID 19 infection in Zambian teaching hospitals. This will be done by training pharmacists to produce alcohol-based hand rub in 5 hospitals across Zambia, and distributing hand rub and dispensers around the hospitals for the use of health workers.
Health Action Leicester for Ethiopia (HALE) – University Hospital, Gondar
Background: Health Action Leicester for Ethiopia and University Hospital Gondar have a long-standing partnership and have worked on a range or projects together largely focused on improving patient safety.
The project: To enhance the knowledge and practical needs of staff involved in the care of COVID-19 patients at Gondar Hospital whilst providing and displaying materials to promote health and avoidance of infections, particularly COVID-19.