FoCH Walking Tall!
2nd October 2020
Day 2 of the #THETConf continued the theme of stengthening health partnerships and contributing to quality improvement of fragile health services. Interesting to note that so called 'soft' factors.....relationship building, cross cultural understanding and knowledge of contexts....are being seen at least as, if not more, important than number crunching Quality Improvement and other methods?
If so, FoCH is in a fortunate position with generations of connection with Chitambo and 20 years of global health partnership, contributing to deep relationships and knowledge of culture and context. These are rare and valuable assets and we thank Chitambo forthe privilege of your friendship.
A fringe event, through the Wales for Africa Conference, included a wonderful presentation by Women's Health expert, Dr. Choolwe Jacobs, Lecturer at the University of Zambia. She talked about improvements and gaps in maternal and infant healthcare, and the implications of COVID-19 for continued improvements. What a valuable contact to, potentially, guide maternity care developments at Chitambo and a budding health services twinning programme with Scotland?