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A Swiss-Tanzanian partnership

Fighting childhood malnutrition How an ESTHER partnership builds on past experience Improving child survival in Tanzania is the goal of Maja Weisser, an infectious diseases specialist from Basel, Switzerland, and Getrud Mollel, a global health professional from Kilombero, Tanzania. The…

Demonstration project for integration of oral health and primary care in a district level hospital in Gulu Province, Northern Uganda

A start-up grant will allow this existing partnership to explore a new area and to extend collaboration with the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Education and other institutions and development partners active in health and sanitation programs in the region. The goal is the development of a demonstration program to integrate oral health and primary care.

Capacity building of Uzbek gynaecologists on implementation of spinal anaesthesia in laparoscopy

This hospital partnership exists since 2016. In this start-up the partners will conduct clinical studies on spinal anaesthesia in laparoscopy at four different clinics in Urgench city. The aim is to deliver the know-how and knowledge generated through their Swiss-Uzbek clinical research collaboration to a wider medical community both in Uzbekistan and Switzerland.

Improving user friendly Standard Operational Procedures (SOPs) for WASH management for the GK health care facilities in Bangladesh using the principle of RANAS model

Situational analysis and needs assessments will identify major behavioral and contextual risks to revise evidence-based SOPs for WASH and infection control behaviour management for Bangladesh health facilities. The aim is to establish long-term partnerships to test and develop community-based SOPs during 2021-22 and later to scale up the results nation-wide. Gonoshasthaya Kendra will be established as a SAFE environment-friendly institute for quality care by strengthening WASH and infection control skills by training of trainers.

Linkage Partnership to Control Cervical Cancer in Southern Africa

South Africa
This three-country partnership will improve the access and scale-up of cervical cancer prevention and care for socio-economically deprived women and women living with HIV. By linking records across different health care providers it becomes possible to link patients to care and develop a CC cascade and thus build institutional capacity. Bottlenecks and underserved populations can be better identified, and improvements according to local needs implemented.

SUCCEED (SUpporting Cervical Cancer scrEEning anD treatment)

This innovative pilot initiative will establish a virtual communication platform to increase contact and exchange between district authorities, hospitals and the Ministry of Health. Paired with first-hand clinical data, the platform will provide real time evidence and raises awareness of needs and challenges. It has a great potential to influence policy and strategy development.