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International Research Networking and Engagement (Ghana)

Activity: Other activity typesTypes of External academic engagement - Hosting an academic visitor


The international visit Ghana to was to undertake a series of activities aimed at networking for a multidisciplinary international research collaboration, engagement, and impact. The visit was undertaken by staff from DHR, Lancaster Environmental Centre, and COMPASS Ghana.
COMPASS Ghana is a charity registered in the UK (reg no. 1199633) and Ghana, which seeks to fill palliative care service gap by enabling access to compassionate palliative and end of life care. It has a focus on research, engagement, and impact. These engagements contribute to the FHM's vision of health influencing policy and practice, focusing on population health, and making impactful international engagement.
The team met academics and clinicians from over 12 institutions in Ghana including Lancaster University Ghana, University of Ghana, Ministry of Health, Ghana College of Nurses and Midwives, Ghana Palliative Care Association.

Key stakeholder meeting and rationale:
1. Developing networks for potential grant proposal NHIR, GCRF etc for palliative care grants, dementia research to build a strong research network and collaboration between LU and health/academic institutions in Ghana
2. Planning PhD studentship to attract students for our programmes
3. International collaboration, Engagements, and impact
4. Discuss and plan for possibility of exchange programme – sharing for experiences, opportunity for Lancaster Medical students to have international placement in Ghana (Africa) in institutions in Ghana
5. Run a workshop on developing grants, advanced research skills (e.g. clinical trials, evidence synthesis, realist review etc)
6. Engagement with Palliative COMPASS Ghana, Lancaster University Ghana on how we could maximise research and engagement impact in Ghana (Africa). Opportunities for collaboration and awareness raising.
7. Planning for Health Data management for improved care-


NameInternational Observatory on End of Life Care
Date1/01/00 → …
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom