(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 now has a partnership with the OUGSG based on our shared interests and joint working in African training programmes.
The OUGSG is holding a global surgery course in Oxford in September 2019 and details are available below.
Traditionally surgery has been taught as a technical and practical specialty; however this short course takes a completely different approach and looks at the provision of surgical services at a global level. The term ‘Global Surgery’ in this course encompasses all related specialties including …