Andy Lockyer, Lead for Global EM Clinical Fellowships
Andy runs the Fellowship program, alongside leading the Health Partnership between the BRI ED and Nanyuki Hospital. He is a consultant in EM and PHEM at BRI and Great Western Air Ambulance, and a long standing member of UK Med’s Emergency Medical Team, deploying as part of the UK’s aid response. He has worked clinically and on educational projects in South Africa, Ghana, Zanzibar and Malawi, also deploying with the UKEMT to Bangladesh in 2017/18. He is the Emergency Medicine Lead for Future Health Africa and has a passion for gaining broader interest and engagement in UK Emergency medicine for a global view of emergency care, and supporting clinicians to maintain careers in Global EM.
Timothy Panga, County Minister for Health, Project Lead Nanyuki Hospital
Dr Panga supervises the visits of Clinical Fellows to Nanyuki, providing leadership and direction on projects.
Lucy Obolensky, Africa Health Placements, Co-lead for EM projects
Lucy co-founded FHA in 2010 and is now the lead for community work. She became involved in medical work in Kenya prior to starting her medical degree at Bristol university. Lucy met the community nurse, Agnes, at Lewa wildlife conservancy and helped her to develop the clinic there. During medical school she organised groups to raise money for a laboratory and public health based projects.
After completing foundation training as a doctor Lucy spent six months working in the clinic and completing her diploma in tropical medicine and hygiene.
In 2009, Lucy developed the first Kenya Orthopaedic Project (KOP). This grew from strength to strength with other projects evolving organically through this. Lucy then developed Team Talk in 2011, a community based project aimed at improving the livelihoods of women and girls in Kenya. Lucy now focusses more on her community projects, working with Lewa Wildlife conservancy and Northern Rangelands Trust developing health care facilities in the Northern Territories.
Chris Hook, Deputy Lead for Global EM Clinical Fellowships
Chris first became interested in Global Health as a medical student when undertaking his elective in Soweto, Johannesburg. After foundation training he returned to South Africa to work in a rural hospital in KwaZuluNatal before starting his emergency medicine training. He stepped out of training to complete an MSc in Tropical Medicine and International Health after which he began work for Medecins Sans Frontieres and the International Committee of the Red Cross. During several years with these organisations he worked in South Sudan, Gaza, Egypt, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Yemen and the Democratic Republic of Congo before returning to the UK full-time as an ED registrar when the COVID pandemic struck.
Kerri Jones, Chair of Trustees Board, Future Health Africa
I worked clinically as a Consultant in Anaesthesia & Critical Care at Torbay Hospital, England and had a major interest in improving surgical pathways (day surgery, pre-operative assessment, enhanced recovery). Locally, as Associate Medical Director, I was responsible for driving quality improvement and innovation and advocated particularly for patient-centred care and shared decision-making.
I started volunteering in Kenya in 2009, and was lead anaesthetist for the FHA Trauma Team until 2015. With Dr Lucy Obolensky, I established a health partnership between Torbay and Laikipia County in Kenya and also the charity EGHO, now Future Health Africa.