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Endoscopy Training at Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) Endoscopy Unit

Supported by Grant from the British Society of Gastroenterology

Previous visits by Dr M T Hendrickse and other colleagues had established an endoscopy training programme at Kamuzu Central Hospital ( see previous reports on visits in 2013, 2014 and presentation at Annual British Society Of Gastroenterology meeting June 2013 .)

Basic skills and enhanced /refresher courses have been run with Dr Hendrickse as a visiting trainer with Gift Mulima as a fully trained local endoscopist and trainer.

It was recognised that in order for the endoscopy service to expand, there is a requirement to develop further trainees to become independent endoscopists and potential trainers.

In addition, it was recognised that the endoscopy unit needs further technical support , due to old endoscopes now malfunctioning and restructuring of the unit with a new rebuild.

Aims of current visit:

  1. To assess endoscopy training requirements of current trainees at Kamuzu central hospital.
  2. To assess / support current trainees with endoscopy experience with a refresher / enhanced course
  3. Evaluate the current endoscopy service at Kamuzu central hospital, and the progress in development of a new endoscopy unit as part of the restructuring of ITU, HDU services at Kamazu central hospital
  4. Through separate funding Dr Hendrickse has purchased an Olympus stack and two 260 series scopes (gastroscope and colonoscope) which was being delivered by freight through Glasgow council.

Endoscopy Training at Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) Endoscopy Unit