International development is a key part of Scotland’s contribution. It embodies our core values of fairness and equality.
To increase NHS Scotland’s global health contribution, we are developing the NHS Scotland Global Citizenship Programme which:
- reflects and supports our existing international development commitments to our partner countries, as set out in the Scottish Government’s International Development Strategy, in particular our commitment to support capacity strengthening in the area of health
- makes it easier for all NHS staff to participate in global citizenship, both here in Scotland and abroad by ensuring better guidance, co-ordination and support.
We are building our approach on best practice including the work that NHS Borders has developed over the last 20 years with their twinning arrangement with St Francis Hospital, Zambia. Find out more.