My trek for kids to Mount Kenya.

September 16th 2021

Tricia Child

I retired in 2019, having worked at GSK’s Barnard Castle Site for nearly 30 years. During that time I worked on many novel pharmaceutical products,  but one of the most exciting for me was a not-for-profit product which was applied to new born babies umbilical cords, to prevent infection. 
My talk is about an expedition of two halves : a Trek organised by GSK and Save the Children up Mount Kenya, in which 40 trekkers raised nearly £500,000  for the Charity, followed by a visit to Bungoma County a region in Northern Kenya to see the umbilical cord treatment in use and learn about the impact on neonatal deaths due to infection.