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COVID Partnerships: Transformative Pathways for a Health Recovery

22 April | 10.00 - 15.30 (BST)
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Confronted by crises and coups, global partnerships have had to adapt and respond faster than ever. Our third and final COVID Partnerships conference will explore the conditions driving the pandemic and shape our collective response.  


Equity, quality and workforce will form central themes on the day and through interactive workshops and keynotes, delegates will discuss, debate and develop our next steps.  


In the wake of COVID-19, our Spring Conferences have become a crucial element in our community’s response. In April 2020 and March 2021, we brought together over 500 delegates to discuss key topics surrounding the growing pressure on health workers, access to vaccines and the impact COVID has on essential health services. 


10.00 - 10.45 |

Failing Forwards

Learning from our mistakes. A series of keynotes exploring how our global community will waste no more time in ensuring we are building a healthier future for all.


12.30 - 13.10 | Prescriptions from the Pandemic: Adaptation and Innovation

Exploring how Health Partnerships have transformed the way they work during the pandemic, and how positive adaptations can be carried forward as we recover.

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10.45 - 11.30 |

Somaliland Spotlight

The Hargeisa General Hospital experience.

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13.30 - 14.10 | Prescriptions from the Pandemic:

Bridging the Solidarity Gap

Exploring our response as a global community.


11.45 - 12.25 | Prescriptions from the Pandemic: Delivering Quality UHC

This session will explore the landscape which the pandemic has created, the impact that has had on how Health Partnerships have been able to deliver projects and services, and how we can now move forwards with ensuring quality UHC despite the challenges the pandemic has presented.


14.15 - 15.20 | Roadmap for Recovery and Concluding Remarks

Exploring our next steps as a global community and our move towards a Global Health Partnership Alliance!

We are delighted to be joined by eminent speakers from around the world including...

Health Education England (HEE) exists for one reason only: to support the delivery of excellent healthcare and health improvement to the patients and public of England by ensuring that the workforce of today and tomorrow has the right numbers, skills, values and behaviours, at the right time and in the right place.

As the NHS workforce organisation for England, HEE is uniquely placed to support the NHS to become a global centre of excellence for workforce development. The HEE Directorate of Global Health Partnerships (GHP) does this by embedding global skills, learning and innovation, supporting local NHS organisations and systems to engage in global activity as a way to attract and retain staff, bringing experienced overseas staff to work in the NHS on placements; and also by playing a facilitative role to ensure the collective efforts and expertise of the NHS is coordinated and aligned to the overseas objectives of Government departments.

GHP focuses on using mutually beneficial partnerships which can deliver:

  • An offer to NHS staff for their learning and development

  • An offer to NHS organisations and systems delivering a high-quality workforce, and

  • An offer to global partners for mutual benefit from collaboration


THET works to create a world where everyone, everywhere, has access to quality healthcare. We achieve this by training and educating health workers in low and middle income countries (LMICs) in partnership with volunteers from across the UK health community. Founded in 1988 by Professor Sir Eldryd Parry, we are the only UK Charity with this focus. 

In the past 30 years, THET has evolved from a small family-run NGO to a larger entity, with staff in ten countries across Africa and Asia, and a range of projects spanning from community health to biomedical engineering. We work with governments, Ministries of Health, academics and clinicians to ensure THET is still driven by our founder’s original vision and principles: that our work should be responsive to national and local needs acknowledging the need for partnership and collaboration.  

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