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Welcome to Poole Africa Link

Poole Africa Link was set up in 2009 when a link was formed between Poole hospital NHS foundation Trust and Wau hospital in South Sudan. Twelve successful visits followed with teams of 4-6 health care professional visiting for 2-3 weeks at a time.

The objective of these visits being training for doctors, nurses, midwives and student nurses and midwives. As well as teaching at Wau teaching hospital we taught at two of the schools of nursing and have made many very good friends in South Sudan. The dire conditions in the hospital have improved over the years but the hospital still has no proper running water and drainage and very limited electricity.

The current political situation and unrest in South Sudan has meant that at present we are unable to return and in Nov 2014 a team carried out a scoping visit to Lira in Northern Uganda to investigate setting up a link with the university and a 500 bed hospital there. Since then we have continued to send teams to Lira twice a year, the last visit being in October 2017, when 11 health care professionals visited over one month. Our teams are very well received both at the university and hospital.

The link is supported by but not funded by Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Successful fundraising plays a vital part in supporting our work.

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‘Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for life’

LATEST NEWS


Friday 26th October 2018

The penultimate day of teaching is upon us, how did that happen? Julie and Edwina explored communication and leadership with year 4 and the students shared experiences of challenging hierarchy and championing patient safety – all reiterating the many similarities healthcare professionals face in both settings. Julie’s acting skills had the class in stitches with



Thursday 25th October 2018

Well we are nearing the end of the trip. The items we bring out are once again received with great excitement, one of the curtains is already making presentations far easier in the lecture theatres, as it has reduced the light! Paul has the new MOU signed finally. He went in search of Professor Jasper