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Ibadan Swansea Partnership wins 2nd place in the THET Case Study Competition 2008. Print E-mail
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Friday, 27 February 2009

THET, the Tropical Health and Education Trust, awarded the ISP a £1000 prize (second place) in this recent competition (see: www.thet.org.uk). The competition was judged by Baroness Lindsay Northover, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson on International Development in the House of Lords and THET Trustee, Jeremy Laurance, Health Editor for the Independent Newspaper, and Dr Tony Jewell, Chief Medical Officer for Wales. The judges commented that the clarity and attractiveness of the ISPís work was particularly notable.

We are delighted to receive this prize money which will be put to good use. More importantly, this recognition of our work will help greatly in securing further funding for developing the partnershipís activities in 2009.

Trauma Care module aims to reduce deaths and disability amongst trauma victims Print E-mail
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Friday, 27 February 2009
Dr. Dolapo Afuwape, Consultant General Surgeon/Lecturer
Dr. Dolapo Afuwape

Dr. Oludolapo Afuwape, Consultant General Surgeon/Lecturer, College of Medicine, University College Hospital Ibadan, Nigeria visited Swansea Medical School for 4 weeks beginning in September 2008.

Dr. Afuwape is a general surgeon but has a keen interest in trauma having previously been in charge of the Accident and Emergency Unit in Ibadan. Trauma is a very common reason for admission to hospital, especially as a result of road traffic accidents. Based on his experience, he is convinced that better care immediately on arrival to hospital will improve survival and reduce disabilities in the patients.

He developed the Trauma Care eLearning module to assist front-line health care workers in improving their clinical management. Expert supervision was provided by Mr. Temitope Alonge, FRCS MD Leicester, Senior Lecturer / Consultant Surgeon Orhtorpeadics and Trauma, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan / University College Hospital Ibadan, Nigeria and Mr Ian Pallister, Reader in Trauma & Orthopaedics, The School of Medicine, Swansea University, Swansea, UK.

As well as developing the module and advancing his skills in using computers for teaching, Dr. Afuwape observed laproscopic and other surgical techniques in Singleton Hospital. He also gave valuable insights into working in surgery to staff and medical students in Swansea at a student Surgical Society meeting.

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Wales for Africa Health Links Group Conference, Swansea, June 27th 2008. Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 01 July 2008
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The theme of this year's conference was “Increasing the impact of Health Links”. The conference was hosted by the Swansea-Gambia Link (now the ABM University NHS Trust - Gambia Link)and held at the Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea. The conference was supported by the Welsh Assembly Government Wales for Africa Initiative, the Wales Centre for Health and the NPHS for Wales.
 
Following a welcome by Mr. Biku Ghosh (Chair, Wales for Africa Health Links Group) the Rt. Hon Rhodri Morgan AM, First Minister, Welsh Assembly Government reported on "Wales for Africa – progress and plans”. Steve Allen (ABM University NHS Trust - Gambia Link) then outlined the main aim for the day which was to consider how Wales - Africa Health Links might be able to increase their impact. In particular, two themes were to be considered: firstly, how Links may better work together and secondly, how Links might work with other agencies active in health and broader development issues in Africa.
The day consisted of short presentations - both from existing Wales-Africa Health Links and a number of leaders representing these other agencies. All of the presentations were both informative and inspiring. Participants gained many useful and practical insights into how we may increase the impact of Links. The final session of the day was an inspiring presentation by the Swansea medical students with Madikoi Danso, a student colleague from The Gambia, about the Swansea-Gambia medical student link. This looked to the future and made a number of demands regarding improving training and experience in international health for young health professionals early in their careers. We were fortunate that each of the sessions was chaired with great expertise with the chairs adding insights based on their own wide experience. During the breaks, participants visited a number of stalls providing information about Wales-Africa Health Links and numerous other organisations.

The day finished with a discussion forum led by Biku Ghosh. This reviewed suggestions and comments by the participants captured during the day on flip charts. These will be combined with notes taken from the presentations and discussions to form a short list of key actions that may increase the impact of Wales-Africa Links.

The documents supporting the conference can be found here:
 
Programme
Biographies of speakers
Brief descriptions of some Wales-Africa Links
 
The presentations can be found at: www.wales.nhs.uk
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 01 July 2008 )
Medical students at University College Hospital, Ibadan Print E-mail
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Friday, 14 December 2007
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Mrs Abiodun & Dr Tongo visit Swansea Print E-mail
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The Ibadan-Swansea Partnership (ISP) Print E-mail
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Friday, 14 December 2007

University College Hospital, Ibadan
University College Hospital, Ibadan

The ISP is a partnership in eLearning between Swansea Medical School, Swansea, UK and the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

The ISP was launched in 2003 with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between our two Universities. The ISP engages health professionals working in poorer countries in making computer-based modules in priority topics in international health. The modules are designed for self-study by health students and professionals working anywhere in the world. The modules are freely available through this website and the content is copyright-free.

The overall aim of the ISP is to produce readily-accessible, digital health education materials on priority diseases that will improve health care delivery and contribute to achieving the Millennium Development Goals.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 27 February 2008 )
Establishing the Partnership Print E-mail
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Friday, 14 December 2007
ImageUniversity of Ibadan staff visiting Swansea in 2005:
From left to right:
•    Steve Allen, Reader in Paediatrics, Swansea Medical School
•    Olugbemiro Sodeinde, Professor and Head of Paediatrics, University College Hospital, Ibadan
•    David Lewis, Learning Technologist, Swansea Medical School
•    Dr. Ike Lagunju, Lecturer in Paediatrics, University College Hospital, Ibadan

Last Updated ( Friday, 14 December 2007 )