Edinburgh Nursing Project to Help Congo, Liberia, and Uganda

From Nursing Standard yesterday:

A global knowledge-sharing programme to connect and empower nurses and midwives worldwide has been set up at the University of Edinburgh. The Edinburgh Global Nursing Initiative will develop education programmes and research collaborations with local organisations to advance the scope of practice for nurses and midwives in areas where health systems are facing challenges such as infectious diseases, poverty, and conflict. The first three projects aim to improve care for populations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia, and Uganda.

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It’s been some time since I’ve reported on this kind of thing. Earlier examples here:


August 2019


Scottish researchers work to help poor across globe

August 20, 2018

I’ve previously written reports of Scottish scientists and researchers working to improve the health and economic circumstances of the poor, across the globe. With particular regard to India and Bangladesh, Scots are involved in helping to remove arsenic from water…

From reducing cattle-fart to saving a dog’s leg, Scottish researchers lead the way

December 30, 2017

Glasgow University researchers have developed a ‘world-first’ in creating new bone growth and saving the leg of what looks like an English Setter. Who says we can be anti-English? The technique prevented amputation of the leg and is…

Scottish Researchers again!

September 25, 2017

I’m losing track of the stories of Scottish researchers making a useful contribution well beyond our shores. Here are four recent examples: Scottish research first to identify ways of reducing cattle-fart with view to saving the planet Scottish Association for Marine…

Scottish Veterinary researchers working to improve the health and productivity of farmed animals in sub-Saharan Africa.

August 15, 2017

The teams are based at the University of Edinburgh’s Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, at Glasgow University and at Scotland’s Rural College. They have received £5.5 million in funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The…

8 thoughts on “Edinburgh Nursing Project to Help Congo, Liberia, and Uganda

  1. There is a long tradition amongst Scottish medical practitioners of engaging in such humanitarian activities. I have a friend who is a specialist cancer nurse who is in a group which goes regularly to Palestine (West Bank) to train medical staff there in modern treatment and nursing approaches.

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      1. My friend and his colleagues were excluded from Gaza. Perhaps being a Parliamentarian gained Dr Whitford access.


      2. Alastair,
        She spent many months in Gaza long before she was ever an MP. I believe she was working with a UN organisation at that time. She appears to have maintained her contacts, and interest, in Gaza over the years.

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  2. “Cattle farts”! Has someone told DRossy? Buffalo-Gal told us about his “hobby” of watching Cow videos.
    What could be better than a Coo video?
    A Coo farting video, perhaps.

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  3. Interestingly, and I’ve only recently found this out, many of England’s water supplies need arsenic removal treatment. So I clicked on that link to the article, and noted Ludo’s comment below it about a Scottish Government office being set up in Ottawa Canada – there have been quite a few ScotGov offices set up in various countries to ‘improve trade links’ – does anyone know how they fare? Are they still running? Are they useful? I haven’t ever noticed any particular mention of them over the years,,, will hey be affected by Brexit do you think?


    1. In Ms Sturgeon’s time as FM trade hubs have been set up in London, Paris, Brussels and Berlin. If you look at Scotlands export figures to the EU over the last few years since the hubs opened you will see that Scotland’s exports to the EU have risen quite significantly.

      No doubt exports to the EU will be affected particularly if there is no-deal. Exports to the rest of the world will be affected if the UK does not have any trade deals and has to trade under WTO rules.

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