Wales for Africa Health Links

The Wales for Africa Health links represents a unique response from Wales in relation to addressing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as it harnesses the expertise which exists within the NHS in Wales and a counterpart in sub-Saharan Africa.

There is a high level of commitment and support from Public Health Wales and the Welsh Governments Wales for Africa Programme.

For more information visit the Facebook page.

Many Health Boards in Wales also have links:

- Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Wales - Africa Health Conference 2017

18 July 2017

If you missed out on this years' Health Conference on Strengthening African Health Systems at the SWALEC Stadium in Cardiff here's some information about the day. 

Keynote speakers included the Cabinet Secretary for Health Wellbeing and Sport, Vaughan Gething, Chief Nursing Officer Prof Jean White, Dr David Counsell of Besti Cadwaladr University Health Board, Prof Anthony Redmond CEO of UK-MED, Allison Williams CEO of Cwm Taf University Health Board, Prof Mark Bellis of Public Health Wales, Julia Downing CEO of the International Children's Palliative Care Network and Prof Yoswa Dambisya, Director General for the East, Central and Southern Africa Health Community. 

On the day we recorded the presentations in the plenary sessions to see them again, visit our Youtube Channel.

Available copies of presentations:

Prof. Jean White CBE, (Chief Nursing Officer, Welsh Government) - Opening Address

Prof Anthony Redmond, (CEO, UK-MED) - Health System Strengthening in Africa and Building Resilience

Prof. Mark Bellis (Director of Policy, Research and International Development, Public Health Wales) - Nationally Focused, Globally Responsable

Prof. Yoswa Dambisya, (Director General for the East, Central and Southern Africa Health Community) - Strengthening African Health Systems

Julia Downing, (CEO of the International Children's Palliative Care Network) - Palliative Care - Developing Nurse Training, Capacity and Leadership in Africa

Wales - Africa Health Conference 2016

6 July 2016

If you missed out on this years' Health Conference at the SWALEC Stadium in Cardiff here's an outline of the day.

Keynote speakers included the Cabinet Secretary for Health Wellbeing and Sport, Vaughan Gething who opened the conference, Mike McKirdy Vice President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Glasgow who spoke about Global Health Partnerships in Scotland, Ben Simms CEO of THET and the visiting Prof Osmund Mwandemele form the University of Namibia.

Presentations:

Wales - Africa Health Conference 2015

If you missed out on last years' Health Conference at Cardiff Met University, you can download the annual report here.

Keynote speakers included the First Minister Carwyn Jones who opened the conference, Lord Nigel Crisp who spoke about Sustainable Development and the visiting Dr Grace Kodindo, who spoke about her experiences, challenges and successes of working in maternal child health in Africa.