Saturday, January 21, 2012

From Texas to Tanzania - Anglican Hospitals Link Up

From AllAfrica-

Senior management and medical officers from St. Luke's Episcopal Health System Houston and Baylor College of Medicine will visit the hospital of the Diocese of Morogoro in Berega at the end of February. This is the first step in a programme to develop links between Anglican hospitals in different parts of the world. These links are designed to provide conduits for the supply of medical equipment, provision of clinical training, and development in hospital management systems.

"The profile of Anglican hospitals is rising both within the church and amongst health policy makers", said Lee Hogan, co-chair of the Anglican Health Network and organiser of this trip. "Strengthening links between these hospitals will support our common mission to bring improved health care to those communities that Anglicans serve."

Following a trip to Berega in May 2011, Lee recruited officers from St. Luke's and Baylor who can provide key skills and experience to address priorities outlined by hospital director Isaac Mgego. At the top of the list is the development of maternal and newborn services. A high percentage of women in this rural district give birth at home without any medical supervision. Dr. Kjersti Aagaard, Professor of Fetal and Maternal Health at Baylor College of Medicine has extensive experience throughout Africa and will give attention to this challenge.

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