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Health Links

Dolen Cymru is an independent charity which fostered a unique country to country link between Wales and Lesotho.  Since 1985 life-changing partnerships have been created between communities, schools, health organisations and individuals.

The Glan Clwyd-Hossana link is a partnership between staff at Glan Clwyd hospital in North Wales, UK and staff at Nigist Eleni Memorial Hospital in Hossana, Southern Ethiopia. The link between Glan Clwyd hospital and NEM hospital Hossana was set up in 2006 as part of an NHS-wide initiative encouraging links between health institutions in the UK and hospitals in low income countries. An offshoot Eye link has been established, and more recently a Primary Care link also.

PONT’s aim as a charity is to build a new model of development based on direct personal relationships between communities here in Wales and communities in Uganda. The twinning of Pontypridd town and Rhondda Cynon Taf borough with Mbale town and district in Uganda offers PONT a launchpad to achieve its aim. Presently there are 13 different categories of partnership links between both communities whose purpose is to improve the lives of the people of Mbale.

We are a partnership between the School of Medicine in The Gambia and the College of Medicine, SwanseaThe Swansea Gambia Link is co-led by staff and medical students within South Wales and The Gambia. We organise a number of events each year to fundraise for our nursing, midwifery and medical student exchange programmes.

Life for African Mothers is a Maternal Health charity aiming to make birth safer in Sub Saharan Africa, by providing medication to treat eclampsia and post partum haemorrhage.By providing medication to treat the complications of child birth, we have been able to support hospitals and health centres across Africa and see huge reductions in maternal mortality

The aim of Umoyo is to work with the people of Malawi and Southern Africa towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals, and turning the dream of “Health for All” into reality. We dream of the people of Malawi achieving a level of health comparable to the best in the world by the middle of the 21st century, and extending that achievement to the rest of Southern Africa thereafter.

Vale for Africa works with TOCIDA in the Tororo distircit of Uganda. Africa, to improve healthcare, education and library services, through fostering community.

Based in the Vale of Glamorgan, Vale for Africa is a member of the groundbreaking Wales for Africa programme of more than 100 charities that work to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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