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:
- To assess endoscopy training requirements of current trainees at Kamuzu central hospital.
- To assess / support current trainees with endoscopy experience with a refresher / enhanced course
- 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
- 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.