The activity of Knowledge for Change is governed by a board of trustees who are responsible for the day-to-day operations of the charity, along with its long-term strategy and financial governance. During the 2017 financial year, the K4C board of trustees were as follows:
- – Professor Louise Ackers (Chairperson) – Chair in Social Policy, University of Salford (UK)
- – Miss Natalie Tate (Trust Secretary) – Project Manager & Doctoral Student, University of Salford (UK)
- – Mr James Ackers-Johnson (Treasurer) – Project Manager, University of Salford (UK)
- – Dr Anya Ahmed – Post Doctoral Researcher, University of Salford (UK)
- – Mr Allan Ndawula – Project Manager, Mountains of the Moon University, (Uganda)
- – Mr Hassan Osman – Doctoral Student, University of Salford (UK)
- – Dr John Chatwin – Post Doctoral Researcher, University of Salford (UK)
- – Mrs Eileen Cunningham – Doctoral Student, University of Salford (UK)
- – Dr Robert Ssekitoleko – Biomedical Engineer, Makerere University (Uganda)
- – Dr Chris Coey – Research Development Support Officer, University of Salford (UK)
K4C’s Uganda Project Team
K4C owes much of its past success to the time, effort and commitment provided by dedicated professional long-term volunteers. Not only do they play a key role in developing new projects, engaging in capacity building with local staff and directing K4C’s activity; they now also play a crucial role in providing clinical supervision for our students on placement. We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to all of our past and present volunteers and our Ugandan colleagues who supervise our UK students on placement – we couldn’t have done it without you!
Below is a list of the UK and Ugandan staff and professional volunteers that are on placement in Uganda in 2016/17 through K4C (and our partner organisations). All of whom play a vital role in supervising and supporting our students whilst on placement:
UK Based Project Management
Uganda Based UK Professional Volunteers and Student Clinical Supervisors
Ugandan Professionals and Student Supervisors
Our Partnership with the University of Salford
Knowledge for Change and the University of Salford have enjoyed a close and fruitful relationship since K4C became hosted by the University of Salford in July 2014. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Knowledge for Change and the University of Salford in the UK, and Mountains of the Moon University and Kabarole District Health Office in Fort Portal, Uganda, was signed in July 2014 to formalise the partnerships. This close relationship has led to collaboration on a number of research and development projects including:
— The MoVE Project (funded by Health Education England): Examining the benefits to the NHS of professional U.K. healthcare volunteers completing placements in low-income countries.
— The Ethical Elective Placement Project (funded by Health Education England): Examining the impacts of UK Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professional students of completing education placements in low- and middle-income countries; including the analysis of student learning outcomes, the impact on the hosting healthcare systems, a cost benefit analysis and the design of a model for up-scaling such placements in Uganda, India and elsewhere.
— The Biomedical Engineering Project (funded by the UK Department for International Development through the Tropical Health Education Trust): Improving the capacity of biomedical engineering staff and medical equipment technicians in Uganda, particularly in the areas of equipment procurement, maintenance and disposal.
— The Hand Hygiene Project (funded by the UK Department for International Development through the Tropical Health Education Trust): Providing infrastructural developments and staff training to improve infection prevention and control systems in Ugandan health facilities.
— The Mountains of the Moon Partnership (supported by the British Commonwealth Fellowship Scheme): The University of Salford has played an instrumental role in providing training and mentoring for staff from Mountains of the Moon University (and various other K4C health facility partnerships) in the areas of nursing and midwifery.
Other K4C Partners
K4C has worked with a huge number of partners on a vast variety of projects over the last 8 years. Each partner has contributed significantly to our activities and knowledge base. Unfortunately we can’t list them all, but here are some of our main past and present partners from the UK, Uganda and India: