Physiotherapy In Cambodia

December 14, 2017By Josephine De FreitasHillman Fund No Comments

Physiotherapy Workshops Physiotherapy is becoming better understood and more widely used in Cambodia. A few years ago it was largely unknown. The country has a high rate of traffic, industrial and farming injuries leaving long term recovery needs that would benefit from physiotherapy. The Hillman Funds on-going assistance to the Cambodian Physical Therapy Association provides 3 … Read More

Malaria Treatment in Schools.

December 13, 2017By Josephine De FreitasHillman Fund No Comments

A life at school with the terrible headaches and fever of malaria is part of every day life for many of Uganda’s school children. But this has all changed at 4 primary schools in the heart of Uganda’s malaria region. In these schools, trained teachers diagnose and treat malaria as soon as the child begins to feel … Read More

Rising Stars- The Hillman Scholars in East Africa

December 13, 2017By Josephine De FreitasHillman Fund No Comments

Supporting rising stars and future leaders in healthcare is a powerful way to impact long term health outcomes  around the world. The Hillman Fund provides awards and support for healthcare students and professionals who demonstrate exceptional potential leadership skills. Every year, we provide research awards for top medical students in Kenya. We support the research projects of 2 young physicians in Uganda … Read More

Impact through Peers Project Update

September 6, 2017By Josephine De FreitasHillman Fund No Comments

The Impact Through Peers Project Peer Group Club in Mbarara Secondary School in one of their meetings preparing for rehearsals being addressed by the group chairperson. Impact Through Peers Project has established and operationalised Peer Group Clubs in six secondary schools. The Peer Group Club in Mbarara Secondary School has fourty five members and under … Read More

Breastfeeding support in Nairobi

December 14, 2016By Josephine De FreitasHillman Fund No Comments

Hillman Medical Education Outreach To celebrate mother’s day in 2016 a team of postgraduate students from Department of Paediatrics and Child Health University of Nairobi conducted a half-day session on ‘Empowering Mothers to enjoy motherhood. The facilitators were Dr Douglas Gaitho (also the Chief Resident) and Dr Priscilla Nganga. Prof Grace Irimu mentored the trainee … Read More

Message From Dr Liz Hillman O.C.

November 14, 2015By Josephine De FreitasHillman Fund No Comments

Happy Holidays! The philosophy of Dr Liz Hillman to foster and support local leaders still stands at the heart of HMEF. It  has been another wonderful year working with our overseas partners and watching our shared projects achieve such exciting and sometimes unexpected impact. We are so proud of these new young leaders who have … Read More

Safe Motherhood in Afghan Refugee camps

November 14, 2015By Josephine De FreitasHillman Fund, Safe Birthing Afghanistan No Comments

Midwives in Afghanistan Most first-time mothers in Afghan refugee camps are young teenage girls age 12- 16. They give birth in the family tent, attended by family members. There is little knowledge in the community of hygiene and safe birth practices and consequently these girls have one of the highest maternal-mortality rates in the world. This year … Read More