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King's Global Health Roadshow Success

Over the past 2 weeks the King’s Centre for Global Health has been on the road, showcasing it’s capacity building programmes in Somaliland, Zambia and Sierra Leone.

Visiting various sites across King’s Health Partners, nearly 100 members of staff turned up to meet the team, hear about the Centre’s work and discuss opportunities to get involved.

Staff, who varied from medical equipment engineers to consultants, said they felt inspired by the presentations from the three country leads and previous King’s Health Partners volunteers who talked about their positive experiences.  Volunteers included an infectious diseases doctor, a mental health nurse and a student who had been out on their elective, all of whom provided first-hand accounts on the benefits of getting involved. The events also engaged with the diaspora communities across the various NHS trusts who were looking to contribute to overseas health programmes.

King’s Health Partners has a strong tradition and a wealth of experience in health-related capacity building. In partnership with individuals and institutions in low income countries, colleagues work to strengthen and support education and training, clinical services and research in Somaliland, Zambia and Sierra Leone.

The Centre is going through an exciting phase with all three country programmes experiencing significant scale up, providing new opportunities for staff across King’s Health Partners to get involved in a variety of projects and activities. These include distance mentoring, teaching on trips, carrying out needs assessments and research.

If you missed the roadshow but are interested in getting involved please contact Hannah Franklin, Global Health Partnerships coordinator, for more information.