Blog: Apr 2017

Co-Chairs Blog

3 April 2017

Since the relaunch of the Alliance we have observed growing interest and momentum from members to support co-development between Uganda and the UK. The annual UUKHA symposia, the just concluded meetings in London and the series of technical working group meetings held in Uganda under the thematic areas have all greatly shaped the program of work for the Alliance in educational development, collaborative research, quality safety and innovations, leadership and governance and public health....

Accident Rescue App (Trauma Call) wins Babson Schlesinger prize

2 April 2017

by Arafat Wakulira

Inspired by a true story of Arafat Wakulira (third from the left), a long term Biomedical Engineering volunteer for a THET funded project; The Uganda Maternal & Newborn Hub. Following a road traffic accident involving two of his brothers, a team of Biomedical Engineers from Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital, ICT and Business students from Mbarara University of Science and Technology took it upon themselves to innovate a solution to speed up rescue...

NHS Blood and Transplant Service Partnership with Uganda Blood Transfusion Service (UBTS)

1 April 2017

by Steve Morgan

In July 2016 NHSBT were delighted to announce that the Executive Team had approved a 5 year (2016-21) health partnership with the Uganda Blood Transfusion Service (UBTS).

This is the story so far:

2010 to 2014 – leadership development/customer care training support of UBTS in partnership with Pepal* 2015 – formal request from Director, UBTS, for a long term health partnership / MoU 2015 – NHSBT awarded scoping grant by THET April 2016 – NHSBT...

Ugandan Health Minister and Chief Nurse Visit East London NHS Trust- Butabika Link

1 April 2017

by Moses Mulimera

Dr Joyce Moriku, Ugandan State Minister for Health and Ugandan Chief Nurse, Cathy Odeke visited the Tower Hamlets Centre for Mental Health as part of the Global Health Partnership between the Trust and Uganda.

The Butabika-East London Link is a multi-disciplinary, institution-to-institution collaboration between the Trust and Butabika Hospital, Uganda. Since its' inception in 2003, the partnership has grown enormously with the support of peer to...