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Sierra Leone midwife visiting King's presents to UN High Level Panel

Francess Fornah, head of the School of Midwifery in Makeni, Sierra Leone is currently based at King's Health Partners for a three month commonwealth fellowship organised by VSO.  Over the course of her placement, she will be observing how we train midwives here in the UK, aiming to transfer knowledge and practice back to Sierra Leone. 

In addition, last Friday she addressed a high-level panel arguing that the next post-2015 framework must be shaped by those with first hand experience.  The United National panel, co-chaired by Prime Minister David Cameron, met last week to discuss what should replace the Millennium Development Goals when they expire in 2015. You can read Francess' blog in The Guardian here.

The King's Sierra Leone Partnership works works to strengthen health worker training in Sierra Leone by drawing on staff expertise from across King’s Health Partners to support teaching hospitals and training institutions across the country. The partnership is planning to work with Francess and the Midwifery School in Makeni in the coming months to strengthen it's teaching and infrastructure. 

If you are a midwife at King's Health Partners and would like to get involved in our capacity building work in Sierra Leone, please contact Hannah Franklin, Global Health Partnerships Coordinator.