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Open Colorectal Course Testimonial
I attended the Postgraduate Open Colorectal Course on 25th – 26th April 2013. The experience was very fulfilling for me. The course was well organized and the lecturers were highly competent. In addition the center has a wet lab with excellent equipment providing an enabling environment for all course participants. From the course I learnt how to use stapling devices. Some of the devices were new to me, in particular the PPH stapling gun. The course enabled me to learn not only how to use the device but the whole procedure for hemorrhoids. From this knowledge, I have been able to offer this service to several of our patients immediately after the course with excellent post-operative results.
Medical Surgical Emergencies Course
It was a real privilege for the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI) to be able to utilise the excellent facilities at the NSSC for 6 days in May, in order to run a Train the Trainers and Management of Surgical Emergencies Course at the NSSC. When ASGBI and COSECSA were awarded a Large Paired Institutional Grant by the UK Government in 2012 it was necessary to identify a good venue for the Northern part of the COSECSA Region. The NSSC was superb and suited our purposes ideally. We made full use of all the facilities; the wet and dry labs, the reception area and even the sluice! The storage capacity provided ample space for all our kit which will remain at the Centre for future courses.
CranioMaxilloFacial Cadaver Course Testimonial
On 27th and 28th June the NSSC held its first ever DePuy Synthes CranioMaxilloFacial cadaver course organized by the regional body of CMF Surgeons of University of Nairobi. The two day extensive course was designed to equip surgeons with the state- of -the - Art Skills and techniques in surgical anatomy and approaches to the maxillofacial region with emphasis on the Facial Nerve, Parotid, Submandibular and Orbital region.
Report on Maternal Health Course held at NSSC on 26th-27th September 2013
Improving maternal health is the 5th UN millennium development goal and this course was a major tool in achieving this objective. Kenya, like many other countries within Sub Saharan Africa has an infant mortality rate of 43.61 deaths per 1000 live births according to the 2012 estimate. This is a concern and more training is required especially to the health workers serving the rural population and responsible for assisting mothers during delivery. Majority of these are clinical officers, midwives, medical officers, medical interns and nurses who work with very little supervision if any from the consultants.