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Recognising the Contribution NHS Diaspora Staff Make to Global Health

Internationally trained healthcare workers are the backbone of healthcare systems in Wales and the UK, where a significant proportion of doctors and nurses are trained abroad.


The shared learning event, “Recognising the Contribution NHS Diaspora Staff Make to Global Health,” engages with the findings and recommendations of THET’s “Experts in our Midst” report.


It recognises the central role of NHS diaspora staff, not only in providing healthcare within Wales and the UK, but also in strengthening healthcare systems on a global scale, both individually and through organisations.

The Wales Africa Health Links Network holds an annual lecture on a topic of interest to those engaged in global health activity in Wales. In 2021, we welcomed Prof. Anthony Costello to deliver a lecture on the topic: “A Future for our Children?” Anthony is a professor of International Child Health and Director of the UCL Institute for Global Health and Senior Advisor to CAP2030 – Children in All Policies.

The lecture touched upon some of the most pressing global health inequities of our time, from maternal mortality to the COVID-19 vaccine apartheid and the pandemic's impact on child undernutrition in low- and middle-income countries....

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Supporting Wales-based health and well-being projects in Africa


To support health partnerships between Wales and Africa to contribute to the UN Development Goals.


  1. To advocate for health partnerships to enable them to have maximum impact

  2. To establish a sustainable, effective and efficient funding model for health partnerships

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