Monday, October 31, 2011
Earlier this month, the Welbodi Partnership was invited to present to a meeting of the Sierra Leone Health Development Partners. This group includes representatives from UNAIDS, UNICEF, UNFPA, WHO, the UK Department for International Development (DfID), and Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF), among others. Becky Cridford presented details of our work and preliminary results from recent research we have conducted on nurse motivation and on health-seeking behavior, particularly the reasons why parents often delay so long before bringing their children to a health facility. The presentation sparked a lively discussion, and those present had many questions, comments, and ideas. These kinds of opportunities to share information with others working in the field are central to our efforts to constantly learn and improve our own work. They also allow us to use our experiences and lessons learned to inform better policy and programming throughout Sierra Leone. Well done, Becky and the rest of the Welbodi team!
Visit the homepage of the British High Commission in Freetown for a photo of Dr. Sandra Lako from the Welbodi Partnership giving the UK's Princess Anne a tour of Ola During Children's Hospital. I bet you never expected that working for the Welbodi Partnership would mean hobnobbing with royalty, Sandra!