The Brighton Lusaka Health Link (BLHL) empowers Zambian and UK-based health care professionals to share skills and knowledge within an overall goal of improving healthcare in Zambia.

The Link was established in 2005 and is partnership between Brighton and Sussex University Hospital NHS trust, the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) in Lusaka, Zambia and other allied institutions including the Medical Schools and Schools of Nursing and Midwifery in both cities. The Link was registered as a charity in September 2011.

The overarching aim of the Link is to provide educational and clinical support for the Healthcare Professionals in UTH to help provide a high standard of care in Lusaka.

We raise funds which are used to support scoping visits allowing colleagues from Brighton and Lusaka to meet and develop projects that tackle and need that has been identified by Zambian colleagues. These visits allow relationships, friendships and ideas to develop into a programme of activities. The Link supports the development of bids for more substantive funding from other sources (e.g. the British Council, larger charities and private donors).

Please visit the projects pages to find out more about our projects.