q4a started as group of healthcare professionals in South West England, working collaboratively with colleagues in Kenya.

There has been a link between hospitals in the South West of England (Torbay & South Devon NHS Foundation Trust) and Laikipia hospitals (Nanyuki & Nyahururu) in Kenya since 2008. This partnership has grown organically and now consists of a diverse network of healthcare professionals from across the UK, different parts of Kenya, and other African nations.

The Nanyuki-Nyahururu-Torbay health partnership is registered with the Tropical Health & Education Trust (THET) and has attracted 6 UKAid grants since 2012.

The first grants enabled a large project to make improvements along the whole Trauma pathway, from community to rehabilitation and placed a long-term volunteer with the project. During the course of this project, two courses (GRASPIT and SPRINGBOARD), emerged which address issues of quality and safety in healthcare.

For more information on GRASPIT visit www.graspitkenya.com

The courses received very positive feedback and this led to 2 further UKAid grants, partnership with the National Resuscitation Council for Kenya (NRCK) and work in Mombasa (Coast General, Mewa Mombasa General and Bomu), Kitale, Nairobi (Kenyatta National Hospital), Nyeri, Karatina, Kajiado and Kisumu.

Click here for a detailed History of the Nanyuki-Nyahururu-Torbay Partnership 2008-2017