Malawi 2012

GI Cancer: an emerging African priority in 2012

Report on a workshop on GI cancers in Lusaka, Zambia

7th – 13th September, 2012

This workshop was held in the University of Zambia School of Medicine and the University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka.

Malawi Endoscopy Training Visit 2011

'Sustainable Partnerships in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Training and Practice - Outreach to Support Regional Central Hospitals in Malawi'

19-30 September 2011

The IHL partnership in endoscopy between Malawi and Liverpool, funded with previous IHLFS grants since 2009, made excellent progress against its stated aims to provide TTT to Blantyre endoscopy trainers, develop training materials and tools, and develop audit and governance tools. Initially, much of this training was delivered by inviting delegates to the UK (Liverpool Mersey School of Endoscopy). Blantyre is, however, now becoming a sustainable African centre of excellence in endoscopy practice and training. Our previous 2009 application stated "we intend that as sustainable practice is achieved in Blantyre, we will extend training to other regions/centres in Malawi, and hope to eventually provide TTT within Malawi"

A full report on the training course may be downloaded below:

GI Disease Workshop Lusaka, Zambia 2011

Themes in African Gastroenterology

9th-13th September 2011

A workshop was held in Lusaka in September, 2011, hosted by the Zambian Association for Gastroenterology and Nutrition and the University of Zambia School of Medicine, and funded by the British Society of Gastroenterology and with a contribution from the British Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition. The objective was to deepen the knowledge base of physicians, surgeons and paediatricians with an interest in disorders of the digestive tract, and to encourage and stimulate junior doctors and nurses to join the specialty. Gastroenterology is an under-resourced specialty in Africa, despite the huge burden of diarrhoea, hepatitis and non-communicable digestive disorders.

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