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Members of The David Livingstone Bicentenary & Livingstone 2013 Committee had the honour of being presented to HRH Princess Anne at a Reception to celebrate The Queen's Diamond Jubilee held at the Livingstone Museum, Zambia, on 28 September 2012.



The Livingstone Zambia–Scotland Medical Exchange

In January 2008, following a chance conversation between Belinda Hodge and an American volunteer, the seed was sown to create a medical exchange between Livingstone Hospital and Scotland. 

The Livingstone Initiative then approached Dr Peter Raine, a retired paediatrician based in Scotland with extensive experience in Africa. With his help, and that of The RCPS in Glasgow – plus funding from a British charitable Trust – Livingstone General Hospital was invited to select the first candidate for the Exchange. 

Dr Nthele, Head of Clinical Services at the Hospital, said: “We are hoping that this new Medical Exchange will ultimately lead to an Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) Clinic opening up in the hospital – a much needed new service the community has been without for a long time”.

The chosen candidate was junior doctor Alex Malambo, who was attached to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Yorkhill, Glasgow (coordinated by Professor Robert Carachi, Department of Surgical Paediatrics), with an observership in the Department of Paediatric ENT Surgery there; and also in the Department of ENT Surgery at Gartnavel General Hospital.

The Acting British High Commissioner, Mr Sean Melbourne, meets Dr Malambo, when visiting Livingstone General Hospital in March 2014.

Following this 3-month Clinical Attachment in the UK, Dr Malambo is now undertaking 5 years post-graduate study in ENT surgery at the University of Nairobi, sponsored by the Zambian Government. The new ENT Clinic at Livingstone General Hospital will be part of the new surgical unit currently under construction. 




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