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Global Remote and Rural Healthcare –July 2021 Webinar
Last November Bridge2Aid hosted a 2 day conference on ‘Remote and rural healthcare – how can we do it better?’. In advance of the next conference in November 2021 we are running a series of short webinars to continue the exploration of this important topic

This webinar will feature three international speakers, covering the topics of Supporting the development of sustainable eye care in poor rural communities; Access and Accessibility to healthcare in Rwanda and the importance of menstrual health education in rural settings.

In addition to our three international speakers we are now delighted to welcome Gillian Mitchell of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, Faculty of Remote, Rural and Humanitarian healthcare, who will give a short talk about the faculty in general, the capabilities framework, and fellowship funding opportunities, for which applications are currently being sought from qualifying organisations.

We strongly believe that there is much to be learned from the experience of others in delivering and researching any aspect of delivering healthcare in remote and rural areas and we hope you will join us for this event.

This webinar is free to view. A £20 fee will be applied for ProDental CPD PAYG members who wish to claim a CPD certificate. CPD and access to the recorded webinar is FREE to subscribers.

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Jul 29, 2021 07:00 PM in London

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Karebu Bizumuremyi
Karebu Bizumuremyi is a recent graduate from the University of Rwanda school of Dentistry, Dental surgery department. Currently he is the founder of Bwiza child smile initiative and his main focus is public health. Previously he was the school representative at the school of dentistry, and as a student had the opportunity for an elective school exchange at the University of Glasgow Dental school. He served as general secretary at Rwanda dental students association and African dental students association congress, which took place in Kigali, He has also worked with a number of student health organizations to address a variety of healthcare concerns in both urban and rural settings, Karebu is working hard to ensure equitable oral health services for all.
Sue Kevan
After retiring from a career in orthoptics within the NHS, Sue is now working as a visiting clinical tutor in binocular vision and paediatrics at City University, London. She leads The Raven Trust, a UK charity working with mission and government hospitals in northern Malawi. For the last 16 years the trust has been supporting them to develop their eye care services in one of the poorest areas in the world. Sue will be sharing some of this story, and her conviction that building long-term, practical relationships with people who are already committed to serving their local populations is a most effective way of helping to build enduring healthcare services where none previously exist.
Rosie Kessous
Rosie Kessous is the Co-Country Coordinator for Days for Girls UK. Rosie initially trained as a primary school teacher and went on to study a Masters in Education and Social Justice with a focus on period stigma and period poverty. She is also a published author, with a children's book called 'That Time of the Month' currently available for pre-sale. Rosie wrote 'That Time of the Month' to ensure that children who get their period at a younger age than average have access to education that is accessible and appropriate. Rosie works with Days for Girls UK to empower and educate, to form partnerships and coalitions, to create national and international distribution networks, to work responsibly and sustainably, and to work towards the goal of menstrual equity, everywhere.
Gillian Mitchell
Faculty Manager for the Faculty of Remote, Rural and Humanitarian Healthcare working with remote, rural and humanitarian healthcare professionals.