AfriCoLeish is a partnership between the University of Gondar; Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi);the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp (ITM-Antwerp);the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM);Médecins Sans Frontieres (MSF, The Netherlands); and the Institute of Endemic Diseases, University of Khartoum (IEND), Sudan. Since 2004 the project has been supporting the Leishmanisis Research and Treatment Center – conducting clinical trial research on visceral Leishmaniasis, constructing a 24 bed ward and laboratory.
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee - Since 2007 the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee has been been supporting us by offering assistance and scholarships to young women from low income families to help them study senior clinical nursing and midwifery.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) Ethiopia is a long standing partner of the University of Gondar. Since 1995 they have been an active partner of the Dabat Research Center whose work includes conducting surveillance on health and demographic information in Dabat Woreda with a total population of 50,000. In 2007, we jointly established a new project aimed at building and strengthening the University of Gondar’s institutional capacity to prevent HIV/AIDS. Learn more about the work by visiting the CDC Project and Dabat Research Center information pages.
Ethiopian Public Health Association (EPHA) EPHA has been a major partner of the University of Gondar in the work of Dabat Research Center, established in 1995. The Center conducts surveillance on health and demographic information in Dabat Woreda with a total population of 50,000. Learn more by visiting the Dabat Research Center information pages.
IntraHealth International - A partner since 2009 IntraHealth International has been working with us in relation to MSH /TB care by providing training focusing on Midwifery, Nursing, Health officer, Pharmacy and Laboratory and research financing.
I-TECH Ethiopia Since 2008 we have been working with I-TECH Ethiopia in a range of areas including strengthening institutional capacity on pre-service, in-service, mentoring, ART, medical education development center and constructing MDR TB ward and COC. Learn more by visiting the I-TECH In-service Training Project information page.
JHPIEGO Ethiopia has been a partner organistion since 2007, working to support and strengthen the pre-service education in order to improve quality education by assisting in the establishment of a skills laboratory.
Since 2005 Light for the World Australia has been working with us on the Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) Project supporting people with disabilities. Visit the CBR project information page to learn more.
A partner since 2004, Orbis International has been supporting our work by upgrading the Department of Ophthalmology to a tertiary center, establishing optical workshop and training staff on sub-specialty.
A partner since 2011 People to People has been supporting the work of the University by assisting us with teaching materials. They have also played a huge part in organizing College of Medicine and Health Science (CMHS) alumni in USA.
Save the Children Norway has been a long standing partner of the University of Gondar. Since 2005, they have been working with us on the Community Based Rehabilitation Project. Since 2008 they have also been working with us on the Voluntary Counselling and Testing Project. The Project works to ensure the rights of children, youth and women to get correct information on HIV/AIDS and access to basics services such as VCT and PMTCT.
THET A partner since 1995, THET has been supporting the Chronic Illness Project to reduce morbidity and mortality associated with chronic diseases in nine district health facilities. Learn more by visiting the Chronic Illness Project information pages.
Since 2010 the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has been supporting the national program of training of emergency obstetrics and surgery, technical and financial support for fistula, midwifery and anesthesia programs.
The US AID Empowering New Generations in Improved Nutrition and Economic Opportunities (ENGINE) project has been working with us since 2012 providing assistance with research funding for the Department of Nutrition.
Since 1990 Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) has been assisting our University with training and patient care by providing us with qualified volunteers from across the world especially within the Department of Pediatrics Internal Medicine, Nursing and Midwifery.
Women and Health Alliance (WAHA) International – A partner since 2011 WAHA have worked in collaboration with the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics to construct a fistula treatment ward and provide services.
A long standing partner of the University of Gondar, since 2008 the World Health Organisation (WHO) has been supporting us to establish a system of patient safety culture and supporting medical education training for medical doctors and interns on HIV/AIDS and ART.
The Leicester-Gondar Medical Link started as a result of health professionals in Leicester wanting to make a difference in the developing world and the strongly supported Link with The College of Medical Sciences in Gondar was established in 1996. Over the years, there have been many projects that have been beneficial to both Leicester and Gondar including a fully independent Masters degree in Public Health training health workers from all over Ethiopia.
In 2004, when the College of Medical Sciences developed into the University of Gondar, the University of Leicester to became involved. A Memorandum of Understanding was then signed between the two institutions, giving rise to the Leicester-Gondar University Link. The aim of this link is to promote international fellowship and friendship, mutual respect, improved communications and cross cultural working leading to joint research and mutual development and support. Subsequently De Montfort University has joined the partnership.
In 2008 the Leicester-Gondar Medical Link achieved independent charity status as Health Action Leicester for Ethiopia (HALE) Registered Charity Number 1122773.