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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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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.