Over fifteen years of experience of delivering international health programmes.

Northumbria Healthcare thinks local and acts global. We care about local communities and have a proactive approach to global health. Our international partnerships programme enables us to make a wider, global impact on health and healthcare, by working with organisations across the world.

Our partnership programme initially began fifteen years ago with our Bright charity's link with Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC) in Tanzania. Throughout this time, we have been undertaking research together and delivering teaching and training to improve healthcare in the country.

Whilst this partnership continues, we are now exploring and developing opportunities with healthcare organisations in other parts of the world including India, China and Ghana.  

Our international programmes are led by expert clinicians and professionals who bring a wealth of expertise to international projects. Our teams have been invited to deliver training overseas and speak at international conferences and events.  We welcome international visitors and scholars to undertake placements in our hospitals and visit our visit our award-winning services and facilities. Over the years, we have hosted many Commonwealth Professional Fellows and provided placements and clinical attachments for hundreds of medical students from our partner organisations.

We also work proactively in the UK to drive international health initiatives and our international work has gained national recognition. We hosted a Global Connections Conference in 2015 and facilitated the setting up of the North East and North Cumbria International Health Links Network to bring together key organisations and people involved in international health and volunteering.