Dr. Niall Conroy
Dr. Niall Conroy, MBChB, BSc(Hons), MPH, DTM&H, FAFPHM, is a Public Health Physician and lecturer at the Centre for Emergency Medical Science in the School of Medicine, University College Dublin, Ireland. He has extensive experience in development work, having previously practiced medicine in Sierra Leone, Somaliland and Nepal. His special interest is newborn care in low-income settings. In conjunction with colleagues in UNICEF and the Sierra Leone MOHS, Niall established the first dedicated neonatal service in Bo district, which is the second largest district in Sierra Leone. His research interests lie in newborn quality improvement in Sierra Leone, and he is currently conducting research on this topic at Bo Government Hospital.
Most recently, Niall worked closely with colleagues in the Liebreich foundation to establish “Project Bo”, which has provided a solar power solution to the neonatal unit at Bo Government Hospital, which now provides 24-hour electricity to the department, meaning that there is a constant supply of oxygen and heat in the department.