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Lives on the Line

From the UK to Somaliland, we are privileged to share the experiences of those putting their lives on the line to protect our health.

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Overwhelmed and Understaffed: Delivering Care in Somaliland

In this blog, we hear how King's Global Health Partnerships, together with THET Somaliland and Hargeisa Group Hospital, are working to support the safety, motivation and wellbeing of frontline health workers.

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Strengthening Health Systems in Sierra Leone during COVID-19

King’s Global Health Partnerships redeployed its team and applied lessons from its work during the 2014 Ebola outbreak to support local partners through the first phase of the COVID-19 epidemic.

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Protection and Safe Delivery: Supporting Anaesthesia Providers in Zambia During COVID-19

The Global Anaesthesia Development Project team are working in partnership with the Society of Anaesthetists of Zambia to ensure that anaesthesia providers in Zambia are sufficiently trained and protected during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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3 People, 2 Countries, 1 Project: Improving care for COVID-19 patients

We caught up with Dr Ashenafi Tazebew, Yalelet Fentaw Shiferaw and Sandra Kemp to discuss how a joint project by three health professionals from Ethiopia and the UK, supported by the Health Worker Action Fund, is ensuring health workers have access to the information and equipment required to fight the pandemic.

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From Zambia to Scotland: Collaborating Against COVID-19

The 10-year partnership between Chipata Central Hospital, Zambia and NHS Highland, Scotland recently received a grant from THET’s Health Worker Action Fund. In this blog, they discuss how both partners are working to support each other during the pandemic and how the HWAF is assisting Chipata Hospital in maintaining infection prevention and health worker wellbeing.

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COVID-19 and Ophthalmology in African Eye Units

Established in 2004, the VISION 2020 LINKS Programme builds long-term partnerships between eye care institutions in Africa and the UK that increase the capacity of health systems for eye care in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs) by giving eye health workers the knowledge and skills to prevent and treat eye diseases.

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Nurses and Midwives Against COVID-19

In the midst of COVID-19, nurses and midwives are supporting one another to challenge misinformation and protect our health.

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Enhancing Infection Prevention and Control in Zambia

Through our Health Worker Action Fund, the Brighton-Lusaka Pharmacy Link is working to enhance IPC by building the capacity of health workers to locally produce alcohol-based handrub for preventing COVID-19.

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Looking Back…Looking Forward: the impact of COVID-19

The Birmingham City University – Lusaka College of Nursing and Midwifery Partnership has been working to improve standards of critical care in Zambia for over 5 years. This blog reflects on the history of the partnership and how the Health Worker Action Fund will assist the partnership in responding to the challenge of COVID-19.

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Calm, Composed and Connected against COVID-19

We spoke to members of the case management team at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital about their experience on the isolation unit, the common challenges faced across borders, and the role of global solidarity in the fight against the pandemic.

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Bridging the Gap: Infection Prevention in Uganda

Ronald Onegwa, a Pharmacist at Kawempe National Referral Hospital in Kampala explains how his involvement in the Kampala-Cambridge IPC and AMS partnership has helped prepare him for the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Stigma, Safety and Support: Prioritising Wellbeing in Uganda

We caught up with Vicky Opia, the Executive Director of Peace Hospice Adjumani (PEACHOA), to find out how PEACHOA is working in partnership with Cairdeas International Palliative Care Trust to provide psychosocial support to health workers in Uganda.

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Strong Links and Heightened Connectivity

In this blog, we hear how Cambridge Global Health Partnerships are working with partners in Kampala, Uganda to procure vital PPE and IPC supplies, including the components required for the on-site production of alcohol gel.

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Transferring Skills to Fight the Pandemic

Jessica, a clinical nurse specialising in TB and a volunteer at THET, explains the health implications of Covid-19 beyond the virus itself.

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Testing our Stamina from all Perspectives

THET's Country Director, Dr Thinn Thinn Hlaing, reflects on the impact of Covid-19 on Myanmar and what is being done to halt the spread of the disease.

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COVID-19 Case Management Training in Hargeisa, Somaliland

In partnership with King’s College London and the Somaliland Ministry of Health, THET facilitated a Case Management Workshop for COVID-19 Centre Coordinators.

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Is Uganda on track to win the COVID-19 battle or is the worst yet to come?

THET Country Director, Dr Sheba Gitta, reflects on Uganda's battle against COVID-19 and the role of partnership in flattening the curve.

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Securing Supplies in Somaliland

Dr. Manal Ahmed Gas, a medical coordinator at Daryeel Hospital Treatment Centre for COVID-19 in Hargeisa, explains the impact of our recent PPE procurement on Somaliland's pandemic response.