(Left to right: Dr Fadhili Bake Jacques, Dr Bishenge Ombeni Fabrice and Dr Ehanga Idi Marcel)
Our PTC colleagues in Goma DRC conducted their first course in January 2019 with support from Kyeshero Hospital, CH CEDIGO and the Surgical Club in Congo. They have recently presented a follow-up course – April 2019 and plans are underway for a 2-1-2 course later in the year.
They hope to conduct further courses in other cities of the North Kivu Province and also neighbouring Provinces – South Kivu and Maniema.
PTC is very grateful to Dr Idi and his team for their work and support in Goma.
(left to right: Prof. Saeed Minhas, Dr Shireen Ramzanali and Dr Mulinda Nyirenda)
Dr Mulinda Nyirenda (PTC’s Representative and Coordinator in Malawi) recently travelled to Karachi. She has been involved in providing clinical mentorship and delivering interactive knowledge and skills sessions on the Certification Program in Emergency Medicine (CPEM) at Indus Hospital. The one year program is training medical officers and residents to better manage the initial triage and stabilisation of patients with varying medical, surgical and traumatic conditions.
She had the opportunity on her visit to meet with Professor Saeed Minhas and Dr Shireen Ramzanali Damani – PTC’s Representatives and Coordinators in Pakistan. The PTC faculty met informally to share experiences in delivering PTC courses and their impact on health care systems. It is evident that PTC is the most suitable course equipping health workers with pertinent systematic approaches to trauma care while using available resources efficiently. They also discussed how interdisciplinary involvement in trauma care has improved by engagement of diverse specialities to participate on the course.
The Primary Trauma Care Foundation were delighted to have been selected by the Jacob’s Well Theatre Company as the charity that they would support in their production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolored Dreamcoat at the Playhouse Theatre in Cheltenham, UK, which sold out for its entire run in December. This led to a donation of £3500, which was presented to PTC Instructor Dr James de Courcy (who had played in the band for the production). PTCF is enormously grateful to Jacob’s Well for this support, which will play a significant role in supporting our organisation and facilitating training for Life Saving Action.