Highly Commended: HSJ Awards 2017 – Best International Health Partnership

The King’s Sierra Leone Partnership was highly commended in the International Health Partnership at the Health Service Journal awards 2017. This commendation was given in recognition of a number of achievements:

  • Restoring the country’s first oxygen factory to provide piped high-flow oxygen, reducing mortality rates in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) by 20%
  • Integrating Early Warning Scores into hospital care, improving vital sign monitoring from an estimated 14% baseline to 75% in May 2017
  • Launching a new medical records system at Connaught Hospital
  • Developing referral procedures for the first psychosocial support unit at a general hospital.

Congratulations and thank you to all of our volunteers and partners for their continued commitment to achieving milestones like these.

Winner: Times Higher Education Awards 2015 – International Collaboration of the Year


On behalf of our partners, the King’s Sierra Leone Partnership proudly accepted the prize for the Times Higher Education Award for Best International Collaboration of the Year yesterday

evening. We’d like to thank all past and present KSLP staff and volunteers as well as our partners and dedicate this award to all of those we’ve worked with during the Ebola outbreak.

Francis Kaikumba, Programme Director of King’s Sierra Leone Partnership says ‘this award is a real credit to the vision and dedication of all the partners involved in this project. The breadth of the team’s work – from training and capacity-building to reacting on the ground to this major outbreak – show just how effective and successful partnerships can be as a tool for building strong and sustainable healthcare systems around the world. It is also a tribute to the local healthcare staff who bravely led the fight against Ebola, especially to those who so tragically lost their lives.’

Dr Joanna Newman, Vice-Principal (International) at King’s College London, said:
“This fantastic achievement goes to show how our expertise in global health and commitment to partnership working is having a profound impact on people around the world and on changing health policy which has the potential to save millions more lives.”

Winner: The Guardian University Awards 2015 – Best International Project

It is a collaboration between a number of bodies: King’s Health Partners (a partnership between King’s College London and three NHS foundation trusts – Guy’s and St Thomas’, King’s College Hospital and South London and Maudsley), Connaught Hospital (the main referral hospital in Sierra Leone), the College of Medicine and Allied Health Science (COMAHS), which is the key public medical training institution, and the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS).”“King’s Sierra Leone Partnership (KSLP) has played a vital role in the Ebola response in Sierra Leone. The partnership has delivered projects to strengthen training, clinical services and policy in Sierra Leone. The work is underpinned by outstanding research.