Friends of Chitambo SCIO: registered charity number SCO44337
Our primary aims are to support health projects, including the hospital, ambulance and nurse training school. However, we also hope to be able to provide some support to other community oranisations such as the orphanage, schools, and the church, where possible.
Monday, 24 October 2016
Health is global
Here are brief reports from 3 global health conferences taking place in mid-October 2016:
1. The Zambian UK Health Workforce (ZUKHWA) conference, Zambian Embassy, London, Wednesday 19th October:
The meeting was well attended by ZUKHWA members, UK-Zambians and others and was jointly chaired by the Zambian High
Commissioner, His Excellency Mr. Muyeba Chikonde, and Lord Nigel Crisp,
Independent member of the House of Lords/Co-Chair of the All Party
Parliamentary Group on Global Health.
Keynote speakers included Dr, Peter Mwaba, Permanent
Secretary for Health, Ministry of Health, Zambia, and Professor Evarist
Njelesani, Deputy Vice-Chancellor/Founding Dean, Lusaka Apex Medical
University. Unfortunately, Dr. Mwaba was
unable to attend and Ms. Eunice Sinyemu, THET-Zambia Country Manager, stepped
in at very short notice to give an overview of Zambian health policy. This was a most enjoyable day.
2. The Tropical Health Education Trust (THET) annual conference followed on from ZUKHWA, on Thursday
20th and Friday 21st October: http://www.thet.org/
It was held at the Resource of London, Holloway, London. The theme was 'Evidence, effectiveness and impact' and the packed programme was opened by keynote presentations from: Dr Jim Campbell, Director of the Health Workforce Department, WHO; Hon Dr Joyce Moriku Kaducu, State Minister for Health - Primary Health Care, Uganda; and Rory Stewart, OBE MP FRSL, Minister of State for International Development.
3. The Association of Health Information and Libraries in Africa (AHILA) conference was taking place simultaneously, at
Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda (Monday 17th to Friday 21st October): http://ug-ahila.org/
By a miracle, our Zambian project partners, Consider and Vincent, were
presenting the same paper and poster on the same day at almost the same time as FoCh Chair, Jo, was presenting these at the ZUKHWA conference in London! If that is not Co-development and Mutuality, what is?!