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Global Citizenship and Health Conference and more..... Dear Health Links member Have you signed up for the Conference? Draft programme on the eventbrite link below. Please come and join us, networking with our links in Wales, but also learning from other Countries, including African, on being a global citizen. To register for the event please click on the link:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wales-africa-health-conference-cynhadledd-iechyd-cymru-affrica-tickets-48325305289 We have links in 10 African countries i.e. Wales for Africa Health Links Network 2018- Health Links in various countries: Ethiopia -        Abergele/Hawassa Eye link                         Glan Clwyd Hosanna Link:                                                 Midwives at Eithiopia                                                  Quithing Link                                                  Wrexham Maelor Yirga Alem/ Hawassa University Hospital                          Gambia-          Gambia Swansea 2020 Vision                          Swansea Gambia Link                        Kenya-              Powys Molo Health Link Lesotho-          Dolen Cymru/ Wales Lesotho Link Malawi-            Nkhata- Bay Hywel Dda Health link        Mali-               Medics4Timbuktu  Namibia-     The Phoenix Project          Sierra Leone-University of Sierra Leone/ Cardiff University Partnership                        South Wales Sierra Leone Cancer Care                        Somaliland- Cardiff Maroodjeh Somaliland health link Uganda-          PONT- Mbale health link                        Care for Uganda                                               Vale for Africa                                                Africa Partnership Initiative                                                Gulu Mission Initiative                         Zambia-          Zambia Wales Health Collaboration                        A Woman’s Journey Chongwe                        Zimbabwe-     Zimbabwe Health Training Support                Here is a list of Trustees and Observers: CURRENT TRUSTEES EMPLOYER Region in Wales Country linked to 1.      Kathrin Thomas (Chair) NHS  North Eithiopia 2.      Buddug Nelson (Secretary) HDdUHB, NHS South West Zambia 3.      Brian Eadon (Treasurer) Retired BCUHB employee North Eithiopia 4.      Alan Owens NWIS North Eithiopia/ Lesotho 5.      Mac Walapu Retired PHW employee South West Malawi 6.      Gordon Lewis Retired GP South West Uganda 7.      Tei Sheraton Aneurin Bevan UHB South East Different countries 8.      Geoff Lloyd  Retired GP South East Uganda 9.      Paul Myres North Lesotho 10.  Veronica German CEO DOLEN South East Lesotho 11.  Richard Adams Cardiif and Vale UHB South East Sierra Leone 12.  Steve Capey/ Paul Jones (alternate) Swansea University South West Zambia/ Gambia 13.  Wynne Roberts BCUHB North EIthiopia/ Lesotho CURRENT OBSERVERS 1.      Paul Lindoewood (DWA) 2.      Graeme Chisholm(THET) 3.      Cat Jones (HCA) 4.      Gill Richardson/ Lucy Fagan(IHCC) 5.      Hilary Lewis Retired GP South West Uganda 6.      Chris Johns GP South West Uganda 7.      Sally Venn 8.      Sue Thomas The WFAHLN officer contacts are: Chairman: Dr Kathrin Thomas email kathrinthomas@hotmail.com Secretary: Buddug Nelson email:wfahln.secretary@gmail.com Treasurer: Brian Eadon We will be represented at the THET Conference this week- highlighting the work of our health links in Wales. Welsh Government Grants have been announced, and congratulations to all those who were successful, and for those not picked this time, another round will be advertised soon. Here is the information from WCVA: Under embargo until: 21 September 2018 00:01hrs North Wales and Ethiopia to benefit from medical exchange project Glan Clwyd Hospital in North Wales and an Ethiopian Hospital in Hossana will be using medical exchanges to support and strengthen healthcare for the local population and surrounding communities. The project, run by the Glan Clwyd Ethiopia Link and part-funded through WelshGovernment’s Wales for Africa Grant Scheme, will use a train the trainer approach, building on previous work in the area. Healthcare staff from Glan Clwyd Hospital will visit Hossana and run courses for Doctors, Nurses, Medical Students, Health Officers and IT staff. Courses include cardiology training, support for a Continuing Professional Development project and IT. Staff from Glan Clwyd Hospital will also gain valuable skills through working in a different environment and learn from experienced staff at Hossana Hospital. This is one of twelve Wales-Africa projects that have been awarded funding through the Wales for Africa Grant Scheme. Another successful applicant, Giakonda Solar Schools will also receive funding to support solar powered learning resources for schools in Southern Zambia. Solar panel systems will be installed in three rural schools to power laptops, a computer, routers, a projector and LED lighting. Electronic learning resources will be accessible offline and this will benefit teachers in other schools and members of the wider community. The grant scheme, administrated by Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA), enables community groups and organisations throughout Wales to access funding for small-scale Wales-Africa projects that have a positive impact in Africa and at home in Wales. The first round of funding has just been awarded to projects around four themes: health, sustainable livelihoods, lifelong learning, and climate change and environment. Funding has been allocated to an exciting array of different projects; from a nurse buddying scheme, mental health and wellbeing, maternity care, pre hospital care and community first aid, to bee-keeping and planting and protecting 50,000 trees. First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones said: ‘The scheme will fund a wide variety of exciting projects from across Wales that are seeking to make the world a better place. It shows Wales’ commitment to thedelivery of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and our contribution towards improving the lives of communities living in some of the most challengingenvironments. I wish the best of luck to all the successful projects.’ The twelve successful projects will work across North, South and mid Wales and across a range of African countries including Kenya, Ethiopia, Zambia, Uganda, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, and Tanzania. The Wales for Africa Grant Scheme is expected to open for applications again in October for small grants between £500 and £4,999. Applications for grants between £5,000 and £15,000 are anticipated to re-open in Spring 2019. Notes to editors The Wales for Africa Grant Scheme is a flagship initiative of the WelshGovernment’s Wales for Africa programme. The scheme enables communitygroups and organisations in Wales to access funding for small-scale projectsthat contribute to Wales’ delivery of the UN Sustainable Development Goalsand deliver benefits to Wales and Africa. The grants scheme is administrated by WCVA with final funding decisions made by Welsh Government. Up to £230,000 is available per year, with an annual minimum of £50,000 dedicated to health activities. WCVA is the national membership organisation for the third sector in Wales. Our vision is for the third sector and volunteering to thrive and improve well-being for all. We do this by influencing, connecting and enabling. In order for us to promote the voluntary sector in Wales and update our press contacts about relevant news from WCVA your information is recorded on our database. Please read our privacy notice, available on WCVA's website, to find out how your information will be used, who can access it, the legal bases on which your information is held and your rights in relation to this information. For more information, please contact Siobhan Hayward on 0300 111 0124. Swyddfa Gofrestredig – Prif Swyddfa Tŷ Baltig, Sgwâr Mount Stuart ffôn 0800 2888 329 ⚫ ffacs 029 2043 1701 minicom 029 2043 1702 (defnyddiwch y cyhoeddwr) ebost help@wcva.org.uk Swyddfeydd hefyd yn y Rhyl ac Aberystwyth Cadeirydd Peter Davies CBE Is-Gadeiryddion Catriona Williams OBE Prif Weithredwraig Ruth Marks MBE TrysoryddAnrhMairGwynant⚫Ysgrifennydd TraceyLewis Elusen gofrestredig 218093 ⚫ Cwmni cyfyngedig drwy warant 425299⚫Wedi ei gofrestru yng Nghymru Rhif cofrestru TAW 736 645 09 Registered Office – Head Office Baltic House, Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff, CF10 5FH tel 0800 2888 329 ⚫ fax 029 2043 1701 minicom 029 2043 1702 (use announcer) email help@wcva.org.uk Offices also at Rhyl and Aberystwyth Chair Peter Davies CBE Vice-Chairs Catriona Williams OBE Chief Executive Ruth Marks MBE HonTreasurer MairGwynant⚫SecretaryTraceyLewis Registered charity 218093 ⚫ Company limited by guarantee 425299⚫Registered in Wales VAT registration number 736 645 09 Shared Learning Event on the 7th December- Save the Date, more details to follow regarding speakers, but the venue will be Swansea. The North Wales Shared Learning Event will be March/ April- again more details to follow. The registered Charity Number is 1155020 The registered address is Temple of Peace and Health, King Edward VII Ave, Cardiff CF10 3AP

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From Competition to Collaboration: THET’s Annual Global Health Conference 
Thursday 27 and Friday 28 September 2018

Imperial College London, UK

Global health is full of competition and contradictions from partnerships with the private sector, vertical vs. horizontal appr...

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