Newsletter Update
June 2022
A Message from the CEO
During my recent trip to the United States in May, I was honored to accept on behalf of LeBoHA the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) 2022 Innovative Program Award. The meeting in Indianapolis was a good opportunity to reconnect with many former students, residents and faculty who had previously traveled to Lesotho to work with LeBoHA. We also were able to make a presentation describing LeBoHA’s work over the last nearly 20 years. It was an honor to discuss our work with many family physicians with extensive global health who were so complementary of LeBoHA’s accomplishments. We also networked with other successful Family Medicine programs and learned new strategies to help LeBoHA grow. We also had fun presenting a Basotho hat to the president of STFM and dancing to Lesotho music while we were on the stage!
After the ceremony, I traveled with the LeBoHA director, Prof. Brian Jack, to Boston where we met with the Dean and Provost of the Boston University School of Medicine, the Chair of the Department of Family Medicine and many others.  
Finally, the trip concluded with a reception for LeBoHA alumni, who shared their warmth with me, and together we reconnected and celebrated LeBoHA’s achievements.
To be honored and recognized in such a grand way was truly humbling and a reflection of the accomplishments the entire LeBoHA team has made in recent years. I want to thank everyone who has supported LeBoHA in the past, and for those who continue to do so. Your ongoing support helps fund critical needs in our priority areas such as faculty and staff development, expanding postgraduate physician training, providing continuous professional development programs for nurses  and building a new ornamental gate at the LeBoHA postgraduate training campus.
We deeply appreciate your contributions that help us touch more lives.
Please read the stories below to learn more about LeBoHA activities, or contact us directly to request more details about our work. 

Elizabeth Nkabane Nkholongo RN, MPH, Phd (c)
CEO, Lesotho-Boston Health Alliance
LeBoHA Team Meets His and Her Majesty at the World Aids Day Commemoration
His Majesty King Letsie III, and Her Majesty Queen 'Masenate Mohato Seeiso, visited the LeBoHA stall on the World Aids Day Commemoration and was greeted by Dr. Jill Sanders, FMSTP faculty member.
BU Ophthalmology Team Visits Lesotho
The Boston University ophthalmology team, under the leadership of Prof. Steve Christiansen, visited the Mountain Kingdom earlier this year. During their visit they worked with ophthalmic nurses at Motebang Hospital and other Northern region hospitals. The team consulted with over 300 patients referred by Ophthalmic nurses or local physicians. The team performed eye surgeries, and provided hands-on training to the local Ophthalmic nurses in order to build local clinical capacity in the provision of Ophthalmology services.
FMSTP Advisory Board Meeting
LeBoHA hosted a Family Medicine Specialty Training Program Advisory Board meeting in February 2022. The Board provides valuable insights and community perspectives about the best way to train our Family Medicine registrars to deliver primary health care that meets the needs of the local people, families and communities.
Fun Team Building Event for LeBoHA Staff!
The LeBoHA staff gathered for a fun-filled team building weekend in the highlands of Lesotho in December, 2021.
More Impressive LeBoHA Research
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