In 2021, we partnered with Kakamega County Teaching and Referral Hospital (KCTRH), a 650-bed public hospital located in western Kenya, and the Medicine and Nursing schools at Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST). The partnership is working on antimicrobial stewardship (AMS), an area that poses significant threat to populations across the globe.
With funding from the Commonwealth Partnerships for Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) Scheme, we aim to:
The partnership will involve staff at KCTRH, MMUST and Cambridge-based NHS and academic institutions to work in partnership to achieve these aims. We plan to focus initially on KCTRH surgical wards, then disseminate knowledge and processes more widely throughout the hospital.
The partnership will develop an AMR action plan and a team of AMR trainers and AMS programs. The partnership will use the surgical department at KCTRH as a site to test the Global PPS as a surveillance tool, and to build AMS systems and processes.
Planned activities include:
What is a health partnership?
A long-term link between health institutions in high and low/middle-income countries, health partnerships facilitate the flow of ideas and expertise between the different healthcare systems to strengthen services and improve patient outcomes. Health partnerships achieve this through training programmes, sharing and learning, based on the healthcare needs of the overseas partner.
Interested in getting involved?
We are looking for new volunteers to join this partnership.
“Collaboration and dialogue with medical professionals overseas enables a broader perspective of the needs of less well-off populations, fosters understanding, particularly when treating migrants here in the UK, and leads to a greater appreciation of the NHS… Second hand descriptions are no substitute for being there.”Peter Gough GP, Cambridge Global Health Partnerships Advisory Committee member and volunteer
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