News archive 2003
Gala Reception to launch Caribbean Health appeal06 Oct 2003, PR 69/03
A glittering gala reception on Wednesday 8 October at 7.30pm at City Hall, Queens Walk, SE1 will launch a £250,000 appeal for education and training in Caribbean health.
The Centre for Caribbean Health, King’s College London and the Greater London Authority will co-host the evening that will be attended by Trevor Philips Chief Executive of the Commission for Racial Equality, Diane Abbott MP, and other MPs and senior Health Executives.
Funds raised by the appeal will contribute to education, including scholarships for graduate doctors from the Caribbean for medical research and training fellowships in the UK and bursaries to support undergraduate exchange programmes.
Dr Roger Jones, Director of the Centre for Caribbean Health says; ‘We hope we can really engage people with the work of the centre and encourage donors to support these important educational programmes which are difficult to fund in any other way.’
Notes to editors
The Centre for Caribbean Health is a partnership between King’s College London and the University of the West Indies (UWI) and has representatives in each of the UWI territories and the Caribbean Directorate is based in Jamaica. The UK Directorate is based in London. The Centre, through the collaboration of partners either side of the Atlantic, works to promote research and teaching in order to improve the health and welfare of the people of the West Indies and those of West Indian ancestry living in London and elsewhere in the UK.
King’s College London is one of the oldest and largest colleges of the University of London with some 13,400 undergraduate students and some 5,000 postgraduates in ten schools of study. The College had 24 of its subject-areas awarded the highest rating of 5* and 5 for research quality, demonstrating excellence at an international level. It is in the top group of five universities for research earnings and has an annual turnover of £320 million and research income from grants and contracts of some £90 million (2001-2002).
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