The RCOG is delighted to welcome a generous donation from the Laura Case Trust to support a volunteering fellowship within our Kitovu project. This page outlines the Laura Case Trust and the 2015-17 fellowship.
The Laura Case Trust
The Laura Case Trust was established in 2007 in memory of Dr Laura Case. Laura volunteered in Uganda during her last year of medical training. She was tragically killed in a road traffic accident in February 2007. She was 24 years old. Her family, friends and colleagues established the Laura Case Trust to fund projects in education and health care which would have been close to her heart. We are grateful to the Trust for supporting our Kitovu project.
The fellowship 2015-17
The fellowship will be undertaken by Dr Enid Michael FRCOG who will be travelling to Uganda over the next three summers, starting in 2015, to spend two months at Kitovu. Her role will be central to the running, monitoring and evaluation of Excellence in: Obstetric Skills – Kitovu, Uganda.
Enid received her medical and research education in Oxford, and after postgraduate training in Oxford, Birmingham and Southampton, was appointed as Consultant in O&G in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1991. Having recently retired from the NHS, she is looking forward to the opportunity to spend time working in a voluntary capacity, assisting with the RCOG Global Health project in Kitovu, Uganda.
The generous award to RCOG of a fellowship in memory of Dr Laura Case, will enable us to fulfil the objectives of the THET award for Emergency Obstetric Skills Training and to consolidate the links with Kitovu Hospital, where collaborative work on the provision of education and training will be crucial to long term success.
Read the latest update of our project’s progress from September 2016.