June 17, 2019

A meaningful initiative to be proud of

Unique two-day course in sepsis management


Over 40 delegates attended the two-day sepsis training in Kampala (Uganda) on 10 & 11 June, from a variety of healthcare disciplines, including intensivists, ICU nursing staff, emergency medicine personnel and acute care practitioners.  Some had travelled from remote areas of the country to be there.

The theoretical component of the course was shared by both visiting and locally-based faculty tutors. Valuable interaction and discussion took place after every single lecture and the enthusiasm, lessons and ambience was both positive and strong.

The clinical component of the course involved ICU bedside teaching, which consisted of small group bedside teaching – this was enthusiastically performed and received.

On completion of the clinical teaching, each delegate was presented with a certificate of attendance and the feedback and the appreciation was very moving.

The faculty for this first course included Arthur Kwizera, Armand Mekontso Dessap, Regina Giera, Mervyn Mer, Martin Dünser, Jane Nakibuuka, Cornelius Sendagire, Erasmus Okello, Lameck Ssemogerere and Charles Sendikadiwa.

There is little doubt that this is a special and meaningful initiative that our Society can be proud of and we would like to thank everyone involved, especially our Ugandan hosts, for their wonderful hospitality.

Further sepsis courses are planned for Pakistan (November 2019), the Caribbean (February 2020) and Mongolia (May 2020).


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