Faculty of Remote, Rural & Humanitarian Healthcare Fellowship Fund 2021 – Project Update 3

12th July 2023


The Faculty of Remote, Rural and Humanitarian Healthcare is delighted to present the final webinar in our miniseries providing an update on important Faculty activity.

Through this series, recipients of the FRRHH Fellowship Fund 2021 have provided updates on their projects; including the impact of their project in local areas, how their work has helped their career, and how the funding from the Faculty has helped their work.

Each of these webinars has featured Fellowship Fund recipients and is chaired by a member of the Faculty Executive Committee.

In this webinar, the Faculty of Remote, Rural & Humanitarian Healthcare is proud to host the final recipients of the inaugural FRRHH Fellowship Fund 2021 to discuss the impact of their project and how it has helped to further their career.

The webinar is hosted by Professor Sandra MacRury, a Consultant Physician with NHS Highland, and member of the FRRHH Executive Committee. 

The funded projects covered in this webinar are as follows:

  • Basic and Advanced Endoscopy for Surgeons Training – Michael Mwachiro
  • Improving Tenotomy Skills in Medical Doctors Working at Hospitals with Clubfoot Clinics – Tracern Mugodo
  • Baselining Surgical Access in Rural North-Central Nigeria – Barnabas Alayande

Professor Teodoro Forcht-Dagi, a member of the FRRHH Faculty Advisory Board, will also be joining this webinar as a panel member.

This webinar will be of particular interest to those working in remote, rural, and humanitarian healthcare who are interested in applying for future Fellowship Funds run by the faculty and will help form part of a toolkit for those applying for funding related to remote, rural and humanitarian healthcare projects. This will also be of interest to those applying for other funds such as the RCSEd Global Surgery Foundation, whose applications close on 20th August 2023.


This webinar aims to provide information on:

  • The aim of the FRRHH Fellowship Fund
  • The positive impact of the FRRHH Fellowship Fund on remote, rural and humanitarian healthcare

Learning Objectives

By the end of this webinar, the participant should be able to:

  • Further understand the FRRHH Fellowship Fund, and the impact of the funding on projects in remote, rural and humanitarian healthcare.



Our panellists include:

  • Chair - Professor Sandra MacRury, Consultant Physician, NHS Highland, Chair of Clinical Diabetes, , University of the Highlands and Islands - Professor Sandra MacRury brings to FRRH an extensive insight into research in remote, rural and humanitarian healthcare and has played a fundamental role in diabetes education and its delivery in remote and rural settings.  She has a particular interest in technology-enabled healthcare delivery in remote and rural settings.

  • Tracern Mugodo - Tracern Mugodo, is a Medical Doctor by profession. She is also the first Zimbabwean trained female orthopedic surgeon and the current Clinical Manager of the Clubfoot Programme. Helping the less privileged is her passion and through working with the Global Orthopedic Foundation, this has really helped to achieve the goal of making a difference as well as improving rural healthcare.

  • Michael Mwachiro – Michael Mwachiro is a General Surgeon and Interventional Endoscopist based at Tenwek Hospital, Bomet, Kenya. His FRRHH Fellowship project sought to provide basic and interventional training in endoscopy for surgical trainees and practising surgeons at COSECSA training sites in Kenya, enhance endoscopy care provided in these rural areas and improve the knowledge of trainees and surgeons practicing in these areas.

  • Barnabas Alayande - Barnabas Alayande is a General Surgeon who served as the inaugural global surgery fellow with the Center for Equity in Global Surgery, University of Global Health Equity (UGHE), Rwanda and is a UGHE-Harvard (HBNU) Fogarty Global Health Fellow. He is passionate about surgical education and research, improvisation, non-technical skills for surgery in variable resource contexts, and contextualised surgery in African settings.
  • Teodoro Forcht-Dagi - Vice-Chair of Education and Professor of Neurosurgery at the Mayo School of Medicine and Science and serves as distinguished scholar and professor at Queen’s University Belfast and the William J. Clinton Leadership Institute. He is a neurosurgeon, trained at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and in London, and was Chair of the Medical School in Belfast, Northern Ireland and helped to reconstruct and reposition the University following the height of the Troubles. He has also recently worked to reconcile medical laws in countries from the former Soviet Union with the EU in conjunction with the Council of Europe.


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