Hon. Consultant Paediatrician (formerly consultant in Wolverhampton for 25 years). Hon Senior Clinical Lecturer University of Birmingham (ongoing)
Qualifications: MB BS FRCP ERCPCH DObstRCOG
Developing Health topic: Paediatric skills facilitator
Current retired but actively involved in medical student teaching, NED for the RWHT Trust and local Hospice. Experience of health care in Malawi. Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Sri Lanka and Malaysia in relation to teaching, service development and some clinical experience in these countries.
Qualifications: MB, BChir, FRCS, DRCOG, DTM&H, MA, MPhil (Hospital and Health Systems Management)
Developing Health topic: Surgery Day
For 26 years until 2006 Colin was an Honorary Consultant Surgeon in a rural Indian Christian Hospital (Nav Jivan Hospital, P.O. Satbarwa in Jharkhand State), part of the Emmanuel Hospital Association which aims to deliver health care with compassion to poor people in rural North India. Throughout the 26 years in India Colin’s primary aim was to train trainers by sharing basic surgical skills with his Indian medical colleagues as they worked together to give holistic, compassionate care to our patients. Colin also taught on surgical topics appropriate for resource-poor areas in Developing Health Courses for doctors and nurses in Nigeria in 2005 and 2006.
Hannah has worked for 4 years as a clinical lecturer in the University of Malawi with primary responsibility for the neonatal unit. During this time she was involved in setting up a Kangaroo Care Unit and in training of all levels of health workers and students in newborn care, both in the hospital and health centre setting. Her current role in perinatal epidemiology involves research into and promotion of the key issues in perinatal health and to solutions to improve the health of newborns worldwide at a population level.
Consultant in Infectious Diseases & General Medicine,
Qualifications: FRCP, DTM&H
Developing Health topic: Tuberculosis
Appointed to Southend Hospital in 2004 having spent 5 years working in Zimbabwe and South Africa, where he was developing HIV and TB services for a gold mining company. He has published on the impact of TB on HIV progression, TB screening algorithms in high HIV and TB prevalence settings and on HIV testing.
Hilary has experience of both clinical practice (Zimbabwe, Zambia) and teaching and training (Malawi, Sierra Leone) in the developing world, within sub-Saharan Africa. She is familiar with the resource and logistic limitations which particularly affect anaesthetic practice in these countries, and the need for ongoing training and continuing professional development for anaesthesia providers (medical and non-medical). Hilary is also Associate Course Director for the well-established course, "Anaesthesia in Developing Countries" based in Oxford and Uganda, now in its thirtieth year. This course aims to train and equip anaesthetists from developed world countries who plan to work and / or teach in developing world environments, in order to maximise their usefulness in such endeavours.
Christine has been working at LAMB hospital and community health & development project for nearly 18 years, where she was involved both in service delivery and training, and in women's advocacy. LAMB has facilitated community- run safe delivery units, as well as being a Government Skilled Birth Attendant training centre. She has adapted and facilitated the Management of Obstetric Emergencies and Trauma course for use in Bangladesh, and been involved in the training of advanced level midwives. She has also had training in obstetric fistula repair and established a fistula unit at LAMB.
Dr Claire Fuller has been a dermatologist since 1992. She was appointed to her first NHS Consultant post at Kings College Hospital in 1997. In 2007 she moved her NHS practice to East Kent Hospitals NHS trust returning to her childhood home. As a general and paediatric dermatologist working in cosmopolitan parts of South London and now in Kent, she has developed extensive experience in managing afro Caribbean skin disease. She has particular interests in tinea capitis and other infectious dermatoses as well as the epidemiology of dermatoses in the tropics. She has field experience both in UK and East Africa where she has undertaken teaching and service development assignments as well as epidemiological research projects. Her current passion is for the development of sustainable, recipient driven, educational links between UK and developing country institutions through the NHS-International Health Links initiative.
Developing Health topic: Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation
Elizabeth Hardinge worked for over 30 years in Gahini Hospital in Rwanda, doing general hospital physiotherapy and running a rehabilitation centre and programme for people with disabilities. In the early years they designed a training programme for nurses and physiotherapy assistants. She had some input to the national school of physiotherapy training when it started particulalrly in paediatrics. In her last few years we were developing Community Based Rehabilitation Programmes. Liz returns regularly to Rwanda and has also helped run training programmes in Kazakhstan, Zambia and Ghana in specialist services for children with Cerebral Palsy.
Two-thirds time GP, church and community volunteer, international community health advisor.
Qualifications: BA, BMBCh, All Nations Bible College Certificate, MRCGP, MSc (Public Health for Developing Countries), PgCME (Med Ed)
Developing Health topic: What does it mean to be faith-based?
As a partner with Interserve, Nick worked at a rural community health programme and then coordinated a TB/HIV programme in Nepal 1995-2004. Nick developed his skills as a health trainer and programme leader in Nepal, punctuating the nine years there with a Masters at the London School of Hygeine and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). He co-founded Community Health Global Network with Ted Lankester, of InterHealth in 2005. CHGN seeks to be a forum for community-based and faith-based health workers, including promoting the role local churches in health care. He has taught at LSHTM, at Christian Connections for International Health conferences and with his local Anglican church. He serves on a Tearfund board committee. Nick and his wife, Ros, captured their experiences in Nepal in their book "Changed Agents" published in September 2011. He presently lives in Leicester with his wife and teenage daughters.
Shirley worked in SHO and registrar posts in St Catherines, Birkenhead, Royal Liverpool and Warrington before membership in 1985 and then 2 years at Whipps Cross as registrar before joining CMS in 1993. She has worked 8 years as lecturer/senior Lecturer in O&G with University of Papua New Guinea medical school (1994-2002) and before that was 3 years in NWF province of Pakistan with Church Missionary Society at Pennell Memorial Hospital Bannu, a church hospital providing O&G care. Her chief interest at present is developing a fistula service for the women living in the west of Nepal, developing an awareness raising and prevention programme for rural health workers and community as well as providing treatment. As part of her interest in preventing fistula she supports junior doctors in remote districts to start providing caesarean section service.
Jacqui worked for five years in Afghanistan, first as Consultant Ob/Gyn and Medical Project Manager for Medair in the northern region of Badakhshan (which is infamous for having the world’s worst maternal mortality rate) and then as Head of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the newly formed Cure International Hospital, developing training programs in Ob/Gyn for national doctors.
Developing Health topic: Women's Health days, also lecturer for sessions: Caring for Carers and Cross Cultural Issues in Healthcare.
Mary has worked as a nurse /midwife / tutor and counsellor in Africa for 15 years and made short term return visits over the past 17 years. Currently she teaches on the undergraduate nursing and midwifery training programme at Oxford Brookes University. She is a practising nurse and midwife and a member of the Christian medical Fellowship, the Royal College of Midwives, the Transcultural Nurses Association and Christian Nurse and Midwives. Her counselling and trauma work involves weekly sessions in primary care at 3 GP surgeries and in private practice. She is a member of The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, Association of Christian Counsellors and registered with Counsellors in Primary Care –a branch of UKCP.
Director of Health Services InterHealth, Director Community Health Global Network, External lecturer on Communitu Health at at LSHTM and Univ Oxford
Qualifications: MA MB BChir MRCGP FFTM RCPSG
Developing Health topic: Community Health - Global Picture
Ted worked for seven years as a General Practitioner in London after qualification. However the focus of his interest has always been in global health issues, especially community health care in resource- poor countries and in travel medicine. These interests took him and his family to work in North India for eight years where he was involved in setting up a number of community health programmes and exploring models of appropriate health care. During that time Ted was also involved in the health care of travellers and expatriates which in turn led him to take up the challenge of co-founding InterHealth in 1989. He is the author of Setting up Community Health programmes: a practical manual for use in developing countries now in its 3rd edition and The Travellers Good Health Guide
Honorary Professor and consultant orthopaedic surgeon
Qualifications: MD MCh FRCS, OBE
Developing Health topic: Trauma & Orthopaedics Day
Chris Lavy is honorary professor and consultant orthopaedic surgeon at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre Oxford and also an honorary professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He has extensive experience of surgery in the Tropics, working for 10 years in Malawi as well as shorter periods in Zambia, South Africa and Uganda. He is research and training advisor to the Christian Mission CURE International and he is medical director of their global clubfoot work. He helped build an orthopaedic hospital in Malawi and founded the College of Surgeons of East Central and Southern Africa. He is an elected council member of The Royal College of Surgeons of England
Qualifications: MA MRCGP DCH DTM&H Dip Pall Med (Makerere)
Developing Health topic: Palliative care in a resource poor environment
Vicky trained as a general practitioner in UK but lived and worked in Malawi for 10 years. When she went out in 1996 there was no palliative care in the country despite the enormous need created by the HIV epidemic. She set up a palliative care service for children at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Malawi and initiated national training in palliative care. Since returning to UK she has worked in adult and paediatric palliative care and has written a toolkit for integrating palliative care into home-based care in resource-limited settings.
Professor of Medicine and Consultant Physician, College of Medicine, University of Malawi and Emeritus Professor of Tropical Medicine, University of Liverpool
Qualifications: MB, BChir, MD, FRCP, FMedSci, OBE
Developing Health topic: General Medicine, Malaria & Tropical Medicine
26 years as consultant physician in the national teaching hospital in Blantyre, Malawi (1974-1984, 1995-2011). 11 years as consultant in Tropical Medicine at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (1984-1995). 15 years (1995-2009) as Director of Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme, College of Medicine, Blantyre, Malawi. Editor 'Tropical Doctor' and 'Malawi Medical Journal'
Developing Health topic: Orthopaedics in the developing world
Alan has had four years practising orthopaedics in the developing world including Malawi, Zambia, UAE & Afghanistan, performing around 2000 operations there. He has published on a number of issues related to developing world orthopaedics.
Graduated from Tuebingen University (Germany) with an MD Gisela spent most of her professional career in Africa. Starting as a missionary doctor at a mission hospital in The Gambia, she continued on with setting up a primary health care programme in a rural district and later was medical director for WEC International, running a hospital and three health centres. In the early 90ies they started to see the impact of HIV and so she specialised in reproductive health (Liverpool) and public health (London). From 1999 – 2004 Gisela set up a comprehensive HIV Care programme for the Gambia, ending with accessing ART for Gambians through the successful submission of a GFATM proposal. This project was then handed over to a local NGO. From 2005 – 2007 she worked as Director of training at the Infectious Disease Institute at Makerere University in Kampala/Uganda entrusted with the challenge to set up a training programme for ART and HIV care and later also for malaria and laboratory technology for health workers from across Africa. After setting up the programme it was handed over to National Leadership. In 2007 she returned to Germany to head the German Institute for Medical Mission (DIFAEM) with the aim to support FBO in running effective health programmes across Africa and Asia.
Developing Health topic: A Course Director and Organiser of the Paediatric Day
Dr Spillman has worked as a Consultant Paediatrician for the past 16 years. He has been RCPCH Senior College Tutor and co-Editor of the MRCPCH Master Course website. He provided video clips used in the MRCPCH examinations. He has lectured on Paediatric topics locally and internationally. He spent six years working in a mission hospital in Uganda including three years as Medical Superintendent. He edits the Developing Health cd.
Specialty Dentist in Children’s Dentistry and Honorary Lecturer, University of Birmingham
Qualifications: BDS, M Dent Sci
Developing Health topic: Surgery skills facilitator
Amanda has worked in the field of children’s dentistry for 12 years. She spent a 10 year career break in the Middle East with AWM. She has served on dental projects in India, Uganda and Afghanistan providing and helping to plan dental care for disadvantaged children.
Consultant in Adult Mental Health and Associate Medical Director
Qualifications: FRCPsych DTM&H DRCOG
Developing Health topic: Developing Mental Health
Maureen Wilkinson held the post of Senior Government Psychiatrist in Malawi for some 6 years, helping to develop the psychiatric services within that country. She has a wide experience of Mental Health matters as they relate to the African scene. Although now a consultant in general psychiatry on the Wirral, she continues to teach mental health for developing countries on the Liverpool and London Diploma courses in Tropical Medicine and has been a lecturer on this course for a number of years.
Alison worked for nearly 15 years as obstetrician / gynaecologist in Chogoria Hospital, a rural church hospital in Kenya, being responsible for the maternity and gynaecology services provided in the hospital and through community health clinics. She was also involved in teaching and supervision of junior doctors, encouraging best practice in low-resource settings. She helped to develop the hospital's care programme for HIV-positive pregnant women. She became an ALSO instructor for courses run by the Kenyan Christian Medical Fellowship, and was a member of the Kenya Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Society. Since returning to the UK in 2006, she has kept in active touch with Kenya, with regular visits, recently as a faculty member with the RCOG/Liverpool Tropical School of Medicine - Obstetric Life Saving Skills Course.
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