Ugandan medical team visits Skipton Girls' High School

Craven Herald: The medical team with students at the school The medical team with students at the school

A team of doctors and midwives from Uganda visited Skipton Girls’ High School.

The doctors and midwives from the Mulago National Referral Hospital in Uganda, along with a representative from the Ugandan Youth Empowerment Project, gave a presentation to sixth form geography students about maternal health. The visit was organised by Lothersdale resident Louise Ackers, who is a professor of social policy at the University of Salford.

The Ugandan medical team will spend three months visiting the Liverpool Women's Hospital, which is part of a twinning arrangement for the charity Liverpool-Mulago Partnership for Women and Children's Health, which was launched in 2008.

Professor Ackers and her son, James Ackers-Johnson, 24, help run a volunteer programme for the charity and her daughter, Simona, 13, a pupil at Skipton Girls’ High School, has also visited Uganda four times.

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