Ethiopia has long-established and distinctive traditions, but is one of the four poorest countries in the world. In Gondar, the Leicester-Gondar Link is supporting developments in the undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes and has contributed to local plans to enhance health care in the hospital and in the urban and rural communities.
The Leicester-Gondar Medical Link was created as a partnership between professionals in Leicester and Gondar. The aim was to support change in a developing country while providing opportunities for professional development for UK staff. The Link with The College of Medical Sciences in Gondar was established in 1996. Over the years, there have been many projects that have been beneficial to both Leicester and Gondar including a fully independent Masters’s degree in Public Health training health workers from all over Ethiopia.