Nanyuki Teaching And Referral Hospital NTRH Partners With Bristol Based Charity Dharura

Congratulations Nanyuki Teaching and Referral Hospital - NTRH - LHS Nanyuki for the success in this partnership that will change Laikipia for good.
The Bristol based Charity Dharura: Global Emergency Care has been awarded a £300,000 grant from the UK Department of Health & Social Care, managed by THET (Tropical Health & Education Trust), aiming to build a network of Emergency Care development between the UK and Kenya.
Dharura has a long standing and highly successful partnership with Laikipia County in Kenya, that aims to use equal, reciprocal, and ethical partnership to develop emergency care staff and improve patient care in Kenya and the UK.
Dharura in a charity based within the Bristol Royal Infirmary Emergency Department, facilitating NHS and Kenyan healthcare workers to engage in clinical fellowships and educational activities, so both teams gain greater perspective and insights on healthcare solutions and enhanced professional development. It has been hugely effective in facilitating the retention of healthcare staff in both systems. Bristol Royal Infirmary nurses and doctors deploy for periods of 2-3 months to work alongside their Kenyan colleagues, as well as reciprocal visits to the UK from Kenyan clinicians.
This grant allows Dharura and Laikipia County to work with the Emergency Medicine Kenya Foundation to develop a network of training, development and partnership more widely across the UK and Kenya. Laikipia county, based on its successful development as an emergency care setting, is piloting the use of clinicians dedicated to training and development, the specialist training of clinicians in emergency care, and a joint program of training rural clinicians and first responders, so the partnership can demonstrate interventions that can be harnessed to improve patient care from the point of injury or illness to definitive care, wherever they may be.
We know that Global Health partnerships are hugely beneficial to healthcare workers and their patients, and the evidence for the benefits offered are not only proven, but shown to be hugely cost effective across systems. If partnerships are built on solid professional and ethical foundations of mutual development, then they continue to flourish, and this is a huge opportunity for the Dharura model to be replicated between the UK and Kenya
Andy Lockyer, Trustee, Dharura.
We are excited of this new development that has provided a shot in the arm to this special partnership between the University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust represented by Dharura, and the County Government of Laikipia Department of Health. For about six years now, we have worked together, side by side, to develop and advance emergency care. With this support we can now model emergency and critical care in Kenya together with our national emergency care partners across the entire continuum of care from the first responder level, through our emergency department, and further into the provision of critical care. This care will be delivered by our own staff who will be enabled through advanced academic knowledge, skills-based training, and exchange visits in both countries. The grant will have a lasting impact on our health system and will positively change the way we provide care to our community; for good. Further, we are excited to have won the confidence of THET grant process for the second time in as many years through this partnership Timothy Panga, Chief Officer, Laikipia Health Service.
Please see more details on Dharura at or the THET press launch at

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