Montrose evaluation to strengthen charity’s position as pioneer in burns care

Montrose will conduct the independent evaluation of the project to establish Sierra Leone’s first self-sufficient reconstructive surgery and burns unit, with a focus on learning and development for the implementing charity. The project, at Makeni Hospital, is being implemented by Scottish charity Resurge Africa with funding from Jersey Overseas Aid.

An experienced Montrose team will evaluate the project against its plan to provide clinical training both in-country and internationally, and to implement a national scoping exercise on burns care. The work will provide Resurge Africa with forward-looking reports and tools which can be used to inform the next stage of its work in Sierra Leone and future projects in Africa. Montrose will conduct interviews with Ministry of Health officials, medical professionals, training colleges, trainees, and Resurge Africa’s board of directors.

Montrose will also advise Resurge Africa on its long-term strategic plan and work with the charity to strengthen its position as an exemplar organisation in the development of surgical speciality services.

Elizabeth Dell, Resurge Africa’s Charity Manager, said: “We appreciate Montrose’s strong experience and relationships in Sierra Leone, especially with many of our stakeholders. In particular we believe that Montrose’s experience of organisational change and strategic development will be valuable in helping us to define our direction as a charity over the next years.”

Since its formation in 1992, Resurge Africa has established a reputation for setting up services and training in reconstructive surgery and burns care. In Ghana, the charity initiated a reconstructive surgery and burns unit at Korle Bu Hospital, Accra, and in parallel at Komfe Akonye Hospital in Kumasi. Today, the National Reconstructive Surgery and Burns Unit at Korle Bu is a leading West African surgical training centre, with highly skilled clinical staff and a recently commissioned, locally funded state-of-the-art burns care unit.

The charity is now seeking to evolve with changing demands in the development sector, in particular the emphasis on accountability and partnership. Montrose is delighted to be able to contribute to the charity’s development in the area of monitoring and evaluation.

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