Last week, a team of 3 Canadian health professionals from Rose Haiti Healthcare Education conducted a training on #neonatal resuscitation with 31 members of our staff. They did an initial training with 3 senior nurses and 3 pediatricians, who then assisted with training through the week. These 6 HAS employees will train the remainder of the staff
and run practice scenarios every 1-2 months to maintain their competency. We are grateful for the knowledge and skills Rose Haiti Healthcare Education shared with our team! Our nurses and physicians are better equipped to save the lives of our tiniest patients.
Come and help support the amazing work of Malambo Grassroots in Zambia . Education, Music, Income Generation Health programs in rural Zambia where needs are huge. A chance to hear the amazing One Tree Hill Sinfonia and help so many at the same time.
Tickets 10 pounds. St Augustine’s, Honour Oak Park SE23. 6pm
Rose Charities 20 year Anniversary Conference on International Community Development: building small, sustainable, local projects
Discussions; Workshops; Panels; Presentations…
Keynote speakers: Ms Morgan Weinberg: Founder ‘Little Footprints, Big Steps’ Peter Robinson. Ex CEO. David Suzuki Foundation and M.E.C. Vancouver
…………..’Maintaining Compassion in a Fractured World’..………………..
Others will include, Dato’ Lawrence Cheah – Rose International Chair and Social Philanthropist, Dr Andrew Macnab -International Health; Dr Joanne Young – Hillman Fund; Dr Diana Carter – Cultural Psychiatry, Ms Sarala Adhikari, Jean Lubin, Dr Nous Sarom, Richard Anthony – community program directors. Program founders and leader also from Rose Charities and other programs in Africa, Asia, and the Americas .
“Health promotion depends on individual behaviour change, coupled with appropriate technology and legislation. Prevention at a societal level relies on legislation and application of technology, but at individual level requires alterations in behaviour that are only achieved through education and attitudinal change.”
“Behaviour change usually only follows a life-changing insight, the equivalent of a light bulb coming on in the brain – it’s not the same for everyone – the trick is to find something that is relevant to and resonates with the population or group you are working with,”
“Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are a particular challenge in Africa. NCDs currently cause more than 60% of deaths worldwide and 80% in lower and middle-income countries (LMICs). And 44% of deaths from NCDs are preventable. The economic burden is very high – over the next 20 years NCDs will cost more than US $30 trillion – 48% of global GDP.”
“And in Africa, poverty and malnutrition enhance the severity and cost of all disease conditions,”
Malaria is being tackled in rural Ugandan schools with Dr Anrew Macnab’s remarkable early rapid diagnosis and treatment program delivered by trained school ‘malaria hero’s’, school staff especially trained. Implemented by Rose Charities Canada’s Dr Andrew and HEDA Uganda, the program is giving hugely successful, recorded results, cutting the absenteeism through sickness much hated by student and teacher alike. Please click here to see the most recent paper on the marvellous results.
A novel project is leading the way for schools in Uganda to improve the nutrition of pupils and boost their ability to read.
The Rose Charities Hillman Medical Education Fund school garden project teaches children how to grow food but also supplies produce for lunch programs to feed children who come to school hungry.
Two of the items grown, orange sweet potatoes and beans are especially nutritious and help students to learn. The orange flesh of the sweet potatoes is rich in nutrients including Vitamin A which prevents blindness and is essential to fight infections and beans are rich in iron.
Together, the good things in these crops help children who have micronutrient deficiencies because they do not get enough to eat, and as a result not only do they become healthier they learn to read much quicker.
32% of children under 5 in Uganda are Vitamin A deficient. The World Health Organization now endorses school programs such as ours as a way to help undernourished children worldwide, and has said “Cultivating the garden, both literally and figuratively,” is the way to go.
This enormously successful visit organized by ike Webber (GNZM) Optometrist of Wanganui NZ , and funded by generous NZ donors resulted in a major upgrade of retinal surgical capacity in the excellent facilities of the new international standard hospital built by Dr Vra. The original Kieng Khleang clinic remains to help meet the huge demand in Rose Cambodia’s services to the poor
Hawkes Bay Retinal Surgical Consultant Dr. Muhammad Khalid in hands-on training