Working with our members and partners, the Scotland Malawi Partnership has been helping establish new systems to increase coordination of effort in Scotland’s global health work.
We are delighted to have had strong uptake from across the sector, including with NGOs, universities, NHS Trusts and professional bodies, and real leadership from the Scottish Government through the office of the Chief Medical Officer.
Under the Chief Medical Officer’s auspice, a new Scottish Global Health Collaborative (SGHC) has been formed as an “inclusive multidisciplinary and cross-sectoral network established to promote greater coherence, coordination, collaboration and communication in Scotland’s global health activities.”
Chaired by the Scotland’s Chief Medical Officer, the SGHC brings together the Scottish Government and the wider health community, including the NHS, Royal Colleges, the third sector, NGOs and academic institutions, for the delivery of UN Sustainable Development Goal 3.
All Scottish organisations actively involved in Global Health are invited to join the SGHC. It is not just limited to Malawi health links.
The Scotland Malawi Partnership continues to play a leading role within the SGHC and we have been pleased to volunteer capacity to help develop a dedicated website for the SGHC (www.scottishglobalhealth.org).
This new website was launched by the CMO on the 16th February. We encourage members and partners to visit the website and help raise awareness by tweeting using the hashtag #ScottishGlobalHealth.