The Global Health Collaborative (GHC) based at the University of Plymouth and covering the whole South West are holding an international conference focusing on effective engagement of UK volunteers and partners in Global Health (GH) initiatives.
12:45 - Registration
13:00 - Welcome by Professor Jerry Roberts, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise), University of Plymouth
13:00-13:30 - Keynote by Professor Kelechi Nnoaham, Co-chair of the Global Health Collaborative
13:30-14:00 - Uganda partnership overseas visitor, Dr Ivan Kumuli, on setting up an academic partnership institution and bringing services, education and research together
14:00-14:30 - Dr Nick Boyd, Kings Sierra Leone partnership
14:40-15:00 - Kenya partnership overseas visitor, Dr Mary Nduta, on reciprocal benefits of the Kenya partnership work and future direction
15:00-15:30 - Tea with poster viewing
15:30-16:00 - Professor Helen Ackers, Knowledge4Change talking about her organisation and her GH research around this at Salford University
16:00-16:30 - Sierra Leone partnership overseas visitor, Amara Keh-Yillah Fornah, Principal of Masanga Nursing School
16:30-17:00 - Sophie Ward, Programme Officer of Cambridge Global Health Partnerships
17:00-17:15 - Richard Skone James of Tropical Health Education Trust
17:15-18:15 - Tea with world cafe interactive tables on opportunities in GH, volunteering and partnerships
- 1. GP focused - Dr Edward Parry Jones
- 2. Nurses and allied health professionals focused - Maria Diaz, Cat Brewer, Rachael Palmer
- 3. Postgraduate medical focused
- 4. Medical student focused - Jonathan Murphy and Students and Refugees Together (START), Plymouth
18:00-18:45 - Drinks and networking
18:45-19:00 - Closing remarks including poster prizes and launch of photography competition
Networking to continue from 19:00 onwards - Masanga fundraising event in Rolle Marquee.
The conference will bring together a range of stakeholders from across the peninsula and other regions to:
- learn from innovative approaches for global citizenship, hearing first-hand about Wales’ future generation act and Health Education England’s Global Engagement Strategy
- hear from centres of excellence within the UK - speakers from Cambridge Global Health Partnerships and Kings College London Centre for Global Health will talk about their respective journeys in forming GH networks
- gain a unique opportunity to hear from some of our low and middle income countries partners visiting from Kenya, Uganda and Sierra Leone
- visit a marketplace that showcases local examples of ongoing GH work and opportunities for involvement and research
- explore the reciprocal benefits to the workforce and health system in the South West and future direction.
The day will focus on building sustainable and beneficial GH partnerships for reciprocal benefit.
Our GH vision is to focus on the coordination, quality and effectiveness, expansion, and formal evaluation, of all local GH activities (education, training, research and partnerships).
The aim of this event is to learn from different ‘models’ of GH ‘bodies’ (networks/ ecosystem/hub/institutes) based on experience and excellence across other UK regions. Key senior decision makers will be present including representatives of the NHS, local authority, public health and primary care.
A delegate meal on Plymouth’s waterfront will be arranged for those staying to enjoy Plymouth’s scenery and outdoor activities for the weekend.
Global Health poster competition
We are now accepting abstracts for the poster competition on the theme of ‘Global Health in Practice’.
This will be an opportunity to present to world-leading global health medical professionals from all over the UK and their international partners in Sierra Leone, Kenya and Uganda. There will be a prize for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place (TBC).
If you wish to submit an application to present a poster please send a 150-word abstract of how your experiences of global health has influenced your practice in the UK. This can be from electives, personal experiences or even placements and volunteering within the UK related to global health.
Run by Jonathan Murphy of Plymouth 'Students for Global Health' and William Jones of 'Plymouth Wilderness and Expedition Medical Society'. Please email entries to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event is free to University of Plymouth staff and students but there is a small fee for external attendees. Contact email@example.com for further information.