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Tropical Health and Education Trust

Julie Walters makes the Radio 4 Appeal on behalf of Tropical Health and Education Trust.

Julie Walters makes the Radio 4 Appeal on behalf of Tropical Health and Education Trust.

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Registered Charity Number: 1113101

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Tropical Health and Education Trust

Today, one billion people will never see a qualified health worker. For the past 30 years, the Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET) has been working to change this by educating, training and supporting health workers across Africa and Asia. Since 1988, THET has evolved from a small family-run charity to a larger entity, with teams across Africa and Asia, and a range of projects spanning from community health to surgery. 

Saed

Saed
“The training I received from THET provided me with new knowledge and skills. We received a lot of practical lessons and worked on real cases including medical operations that required real decision making.” 

Saed and Hawa

Saed and Hawa
“When I became pregnant, I went to the Maternal and Child Health Centre in my village for regular check-ups. Saed told me that I needed a Caesarean and I was taken to Berbera hospital in the ambulance where I was checked by Dr. Khalil who performed the surgery. When I returned home with my healthy baby girl I  continued to receive care.”

Hawa’s story

Hawa’s story
‘Women used to deliver at home. They suffered from severe pain and bleeding; many have died like that. Now that we have trained health workers like Saed, we don’t have cases of complications and bleeding during deliveries.’

Impact

Impact
In a part of the world where being pregnant is a woman’s greatest danger, Saed’s new skills have been life changing for women like Hawa, who now has a new addition to the family. Saed is just one of over 100,000 health workers THET have trained in the last ten years, from midwives in Nepal to surgeons in Ethiopia. 

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