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Friday, 10 April 2015

Grant to help the vulnerable

To our surprise and delight, Friends of Chitambo's recent Scottish Government Small Grant award received a mention in a local Scottish newspaper, the Midlothian Advertiser. Please see the following link:Midlothian Advertiser article

We are already steaming ahead with the project, with 2 UK visa applications submitted for Zambian partners to travel to Scotland in June 2015 for project planning and consultation; and much networking on the Healthcare Information for All (HIFA) and mhealth networks regarding emergency care and technical developments, including firstaid refresher training for resource centre nurses and setting up of the proposed emergency care resource centre itself.

Here are a Chitambo partners' thoughts on this:

"The training could be good. Though I thought we should modify it to suit our environment. Just a refresher course can do as the nurse already learnt first aid during training.

And I was thinking we can use a duty room cos that is where nurse stay at night and there is almost always someone at any given time.

Therefore if all nurses are oriented and put one on call each day just to answer calls and give advice maybe be more feasible what do you think or maybe we can brainstorm it.”
There will indeed be much brainstorming in June, when we put our joint heads together.  The good news is that, at a recent Chitambo District health meeting, the need to improve communication between hospital and community was a top priority and the community was excited to hear about our proposed project. 

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