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Global Health Programme

Global health focuses on improving health and achieving health equity for all people worldwide. Many health issues and concerns transcend national boundaries and require collaboration between countries to address them.

The HSE Global Health Programme acts internationally with low and middle income countries to strengthen health systems, improve the health of populations and improve health inequalities.

The programme is funded through Irish Aid (Department of Foreign Affairs) to work in partnership with the Governments of Ethiopia, Mozambique, Sudan, Tanzania and Zambia. The programme is also funded by Irish Aid to oversee ‘Esther Ireland’, a small grant scheme that fosters partnerships between Irish health institutions and organisations and their counterparts overseas.

Through this work we are learning from other countries and continually gaining new skills, knowledge and experience. This reciprocal learning ultimately strengthens the delivery of our health services and the competency of our healthcare workers.

For further information you can contact: globalhealth@hse.ie

Dr David Weakliam, Director
Email david.weakliam@hse.ie
Tel 086 6063271

Thora Burgess, General Manager
Email thora.burgess@hse.ie
Tel 087 6540218

Ciara Norton, Programme Manager
Email ciara.norton@hse.ie
Tel 086 6040312