NUH has a Link partnership with Jimma Hospital in Ethiopia. Staff in both Jimma and Nottingham benefit. We get the opportunity to see patients with tropical and infectious diseases that we don’t see often in Nottingham, as well as advanced non-communicable diseases and trauma. We learn a great deal from working within a different culture and health system.
There are far fewer resources available in Jimma for treating patients, however, staff in Jimma are highly resourceful, and it is amazing what can be done with very little.
Staff from many different hospital specialties have visited Jimma, including doctors and nurses, midwives, physiotherapists, engineers, hospital records, IT and our service.
The Link is financed through fundraising and the occasional grant. In order to raise funds the Link put on many events throughout the year.