About us

The Patron, Trustees and Members of the Juba Link Executive Committee are shown below:


Baroness Caroline Cox 


Baroness Cox was created a LifeCaroline Cox Peer in 1982 and was a deputy speaker of the House of Lords from 1985 to 2005.

She was Founder Chancellor of Bournemouth University, 1991-2001; is currently Chancellor of Liverpool Hope University and a Vice President of the Royal College of Nursing. She is heavily involved with international humanitarian work. She is Chief Executive of HART [Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust]. She was also a founder Trustee of MERLIN [Medical Emergency Relief International]. Lady Cox has been honoured with the Commander Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland; the Wilberforce Award; the International Mother Teresa Award from the All India Christian Council; the Mkhitar Gosh Medal conferred by the President of the Republic of Armenia; and the anniversary medal presented by Lech Walesa, the former President of Poland. She has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Honorary Doctorates by universities in the United Kingdom, the United States of America, the Russian Federation, and Armenia.

Baroness Cox’s humanitarian aid work has taken her on many missions to conflict zones, including the Armenian enclave of Nagorno Karabakh; Sudan; Nigeria; Uganda; the Karen, Karenni, Shan and Chin peoples in the jungles of Burma; and communities suffering from conflict in Indonesia where she helped to establish the International Islamic Christian Organisation for Reconciliation and Reconstruction (IICORR) with the late former President Abdurrhaman Wahid She has visited North Korea helping to promote Parliamentary initiatives and medical programmes. She has also been instrumental in helping to change the former Soviet Union’s policies for orphaned and abandoned children from institutional to foster family care.



Jane Salih

Dr Jane Salih, MB, BS, FRCPsych


Trustee, Chair & Lead for Mental Health

Jane qualified as a doctor at Charing Cross Hospital, London. After a few years she started psychiatric training at the new Charing Cross Hospital and also held a research fellowship in attempted suicide.  She completed her higher training at St George’s Hospital, London.  Jane’s first Consultant post was at Knowle Hospital, near Southampton in General Psychiatry and adult brain damaged patients.  She subsequently took a similar post on the Isle of Wight including rehabilitation of severely ill patients.  More latterly she has also worked with adult learning disability patients.  Jane has always been interested in medical teaching and was Programme Director for Wessex Higher Training Programme in General and Old Age Psychiatry for some years.  She has visited Juba twice and mainly focused on teaching mental health to medical assistant students.  There is a desperate need to develop mental health services in South Sudan and she hopes it will be possible to develop partners in a consortium for this exciting but challenging task. Jane took over as Chair from September 2014.



Eluzie Hakim

Eluzai Hakim

Dr Eluzai Abe Hakim, MB, ChB, FRCP (Edin), FRCP, DTM&H

Trustee, Vice Chairman & Clinical Lead

I was appointed Consultant Physician with Specialist Interest in Rehabilitation Medicine at St Mary’s Hospital, Newport, Isle of Wight (IOW) on the 1 April 2000.I have overseen the development of a thirty bed Stroke Unit and a twenty-six bed Rehabilitation Unit for patients with head injuries and various neurological disabilities on the Isle of Wight over this period.I   established the Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA) clinic at St.Mary’s Hospital seven years ago  and have overseen its growth since then. I continue to participate in the provision of an emergency daily TIA service alongside four other colleagues whose contribution has boosted this vital stroke prevention service.I am involved in Acute Medicine and the Rehabilitation of patients with Neurological conditions and Brain injury.Outside work I was  the current Honorary Secretary for the British Society for Rehabilitation Medicine (BSRM) and demitted post in November 2011. I  participate in various activities of this organisation.  I  was  founding Editor  Editor of the South Sudan Medical Journal(SSMJ), but handed responsibility to an able  South Sudanese colleague based in Juba but continue as Associate Editor. I am  International Adviser on South Sudan at the Royal College of Physicians in London, Trustee of and Medical Adviser to the St.Mary’s Hospital-Juba Link Charity and Examiner on the Practical Assessment of Clinical Examination Skills (PACES) at the Royal College of Physicians.  I participate in  stroke related Research am actively involved in the Training of younger colleagues at St.Mary’s Hospital.  My interest in Training extends to the South Sudan. As part of the Juba Link I was one of the Members of the Link that stimulated interest in the development of the Juba College of Nursing and Midwifery.I am a member of the UK based South Sudan postgraduate Medical Education and  Training(PGME&T) steering Group. This group advises the South Sudan Ministry of Health develop sustainable system of training young South Sudanese  Medical graduates in practical skills to deliver Healthcare in rural and a selection of Urban areas alongside Nurses, Midwives and other healthcare professionals.

Eluzai has taken over as Clinical lead for the Link following the AGM on the 26th April 2012.

Mr Tim Walsh, BSc,MS,FRCS, Hon FCPS (Bangladesh) 

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Tim Walsh


Tim initially trained at University College London as a physiologist . He was taught by 3 Nobel Prize Winners – Andrew Huxley, Bernard Katz and A V Hill – and realised he should do something more applied. He  hence embarked on a medical career at  University College Hospital Medical School.   After postgraduate experience in Cambridge, Birmingham and the London Hospital he was appointed as Consultant Surgeon at St Mary’s Hospital, Isle of Wight in 1984 until 2010.  Tim has held numerous positions in medical education, including Clinical Tutor to the Isle of Wight, Regional Adviser to the Royal College of Surgeons of England,  Head of the School of Surgery (Wessex Deanery), Course Director for Advanced Trauma Life Support courses and member of the Overseas Doctors Training Committee of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He has also been a member of the Court of Examiners of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Course Director for the Wessex Regional MRCS Revision Course. He has undertaken educational visits to a number of countries, including 16 visits to Bangladesh, on behalf of the World Health Organisation, and holds  an Honorary Fellowship of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Bangladesh.  He has been Lead and Chairman of the St Mary’s Hospital,Isle of Wight – Juba Teaching Hospital Link since its inception in 2007.  He has undertaken 6 visits to Juba.  He is currently actively involved in the development of a Postgraduate Medical Training Programme for South Sudanese doctors at the request of the Undersecretary of Health for the Government of South Sudan and the Director of Hospital Services. Tim has been Lead and Chairman for the last 5 years and has now stepped down to become the Treasurer. He stepped down as a Trustee in 2015.


Liz Mackenzie

Liz MacKenzie, MA


Liz has been a Non Executive Director of the Isle of Wight PCT for a number of years.  She has just taken up the position of Lay Advisor to the new Clinical Commissioning Group for the Island.  She is a lay advisor to the Wessex Deanery and has been an independent member of the ethical standards committes for both the Isle of Wight Council and the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Police Authority.  Having started her working life as a nurse (SRN) in London she had a career change and moved into the private sector.  She has held both executive and non executive director positions in a number of companies and has also been a trustee of several charities. Liz was Chair from  April 2012 and resigned in September 2014 due to work commitments.

Sandie Paice, MSc, PG Cert Health Education, PG Cert Coaching, RGN, RSCN, HV (Public Health) Accredited Leadership Facilitator

Trustee & Clinical Lead for Nursing & Midwifery Practice & Education

Sandie has been in nursing and healthcare education for 47years. She is highly qualified both professionally and academically with an MSc in Health Policy Studies.

Sandie has worked  for short periods of time in the  USA, Finland, Indonesia, Thailand and Argentina  and Juba, South Sudan in a voluntary capacity.

In the last 10 years Sandie has held the posts of Director of Interdisciplinary Education, at the School of Medicine Health and Social Care, University of Portsmouth to 2003, Assistant Director Organisational Development IOW NHS PCT to 2010, Post retirement, Practice Development Coordinator IOW NHS PCT to date and in a voluntary capacity, Nursing and Midwifery Education advisor to Jubalink and Chair of the Jubalink Nursing Forum.

Bob Marks, RMN, RNLD (rtrd)

TrusteeBob in Cambodia fundraising for Juba Link 2-001

Bob has worked in Mental Health and learning disabilities for 40 years. The majority of his career has been spent mnanaging clinical teams delivering community and inpatient services. He has visited South Sudan on clinical teaching trips for both medical and nursing staff.

He is now retired from clinical practice but works voluntarily delivering care to eople with learning disabilities.



ScanItem.bmpMr John Makunde, MB BS, FRCS, Dip(UROL), FRCS(UROL), M.SC (UROL), FEBU


John has been a consultant urological surgeon since 1999 in Worcester Royal Infirmary before moving to the Isle of White in 2000. He is the sole consultant urological surgeon on the Island and his practice covers general urology.  This encompasses prostate diseases, kidney stones and kidney tumours, bladder, penile and testicular problems. However, his area of special interest is urinary incontinence.

Since the advent of keyhole surgery, urinary incontinence can now be treated with surgical slings and tapes almost on a day case basis and he is involved with teaching fellow urologists and gynaecologists how to insert these slings safely.

John’s other specialist interests include erectile disfunction (impotence) and treatment of infertility. He performs vasectomies and vasectomy reversals on a day care basis. These are in addition to his many other urological activities.

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Zorina was Medical Education Manager at St Mary’s Hospital, Isle of Wight for many years and was very involved with arranging placements for overseas doctors, particularly from India and Bangladesh. Since the Link started she has been instrumental in organising  all the visits to Juba and working alongside the clinical trainers in Juba.  She was the Links project coordinator for 8 years and is currently executive secretary to the Juba Link committee.

Zorina also works as a volunteer at the local hospice.



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