Development projects

Sahlgrenska I.C. has well-established processes for the follow-up, reporting and evaluation of each development project we take part in. Continuous dialogue with our partners and the various stakeholders in the recipient country, combined with frequent field visits, are important components. Learn more about ongoing development projects in some of the recipient countries.

Tanzania

The Nkinga referral hospital, located in Tabora County in the western parts of Tanzania, has been a major recipient of medical equipment donations from Human Bridge since 2010. The hospital has four departments; internal medicine, pediatrics, surgical/obstetrics and gynecology with a total capacity of 205 beds. The hospital also has a theatre with four major operating rooms and laboratory. On average the hospital serves 82,000 outpatients and 13,000 inpatients annually and has a catchment area of some 2.5 million people.

Ethiopia

CASH – the Clean and Safe Health Facilities Initiative Launching Program is an Ethiopian Ministry of Health (MoH) initiative that targets all public hospitals in Ethiopia, with a special focus on hospitals in Addis Ababa and university hospitals. Special emphasis will be given to hospital functions such as infection prevention and patient safety, healthcare waste management, toilets, water supply systems in hospitals, visitor crowd management systems, kitchen and food services, laundry and facility management of hospitals.

During January 2015 our cooperation partner Human Bridge carried out the first training within the framework of the CASH initiative. In this, Sahlgrenska I.C. and Region Västra Götaland supported the activities by providing two instructors with specialist competence in hospital policies and procedures for cleanliness and cleaning standards. In addition, specially adapted training material was produced in both English and Amharic.

Bosnia-Herzegovina

Sahlgrenska IC, in cooperation with the Swedish-Bosnian umbrella organization Integrium and the Bosnian Federation of the Red Cross, completed a major medical equipment donation in Bosnia-Herzegovina in May 2016.

In all, seven public hospitals in different parts of Bosnia were selected as recipients for this project and the donation consisted of 21 anaesthesia machines donated by Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg. Project planning has been under way for almost a year to ensure that the demands are met in each hospital in terms of identified existing need, relevant local competence and transparency.

Jordan

Jordan has received over 600,000 refugees from civil war Syria, many living in refugee camps but a large number also live in difficult conditions in cities and communities. During the summer and autumn of 2013, AGAPE Foundation and the Jordanian organization AWFM (Arab World Family Management) joined forces to support this group of refugees.

The first phase of the work consisted of representatives from AGAPE together with representatives from AWFM during early autumn 2013. They made a number of assessments in the north of Jordan in order to establish needs. In its second phase, support was provided through the distribution of food and non-food items, medical equipment and consumables, as well as disability assistive devices, in particular for children, such as wheelchairs and trolleys. This intervention is still ongoing.

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