Previous Projects


Consolidating Patient Safety – January 2018

Sandra Kemp was successful in getting a grant from the Tropical Health Education Trust (THET) through the Health Partnership Scheme to continue the Patient Safety work started with the World Health Organisation (WHO). The £50,000 grant would enable work to continue on Infection Prevention, mainly Hand Hygiene, whilst maintaining the physical, mental and social well being of the Healthcare Workers through the setting up of an Occupational Health Service and improving Sharps Safety whilst reducing the number of needle stick injuries.

This was a 15 month project and allowed for training visits in both directions. Reports on the project were written at 3 months, 6 months and at the end of the project. All aims and objectives were achieved and reported in the Final Assessment report returned to THET (31 March 2017).

Paediatric Ophthalmology – March 2018

Background – About 200,000 children word wide are blind because of cataract, and the proportion of blindness in children caused by cataract is increasing. Surgery for cataract in children presents unique difficulties, and only two ophthalmologists in the whole of Ethiopia (population 102 million) are trained to do this.  Dr Mulusew worked in Gondar as a trained paediatric ophthalmologist for 4 years from 2011 to 2016 but has since relocated to Addis, his home city. There has been an active link between Leicester Royal Infirmary Department of Ophthalmology and Gondar University Hospital since March 2013 when I first visited Dr Mulusew in Gondar. Since then, Dr Mulusew, Prof Clare Gilbert and I have held a British Council for Prevention of Blindness Mentorship grant, with the help of which Dr Mulusew has published two papers and is now presenting for publication in British Journal of Ophthalmology a further paper describing his experience of operating on 142 children with cataract over a 4 year period in Gondar.

Bio-Medical Engineering – February 2018

Clinical Audit at Gondar Hospital – April 2010 

Collaborative Teaching Programme – 2012

Employability Project – Completed June 2010

Gondar Hospital Children’s Ward Upgrade 

Gondar Hospital Maternity Unit Upgrade 

Laboratory – Microbiology – March 2018

Leadership and Management Training for Senior Nurses – Resuscitation Project 2000-2004 / Nursing Leadership 2005-2008

Gondar Masters in Public Health Programme – 2001

MSc Advanced Clinical and Laboratory Practice – September 2010

MSc Advanced Clinical Nursing – September 2012

Research Capacity Building in Gondar – 2007 – 2015

Strengthening Surgical Capacity (SSC) – November 2012

Student Union Partnership – February 2011

WHO African Partnerships for Patient Safety – 2009 – 2012

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