Spirometry course - Uganda

A PATS Spirometry Training course was recently hosted in Kampala, Uganda in partnership with the Uganda Thoracic Society (UTS).  A total of 20 delegates attended the course over 3 days. 

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    Dr Martin Okot Nwang, UTS President, welcomes delegates with Dr William Worodria, course organiser and UTS Secretary
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    Lindsay Zurba, course coordinator, teaching practical aspects of the course
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The students were equipped with skills, knowledge and specific competencies required to perform spirometry to international standards and guidelines.  The course covered not only the theoretical and practical application, measurement and interpretation of spirometry but also how to incorporate spirometry testing systematically into routine clinical practice in primary health care through to tertiary institutions.

We would like to thank the Uganda Thoracic Society for organising this training, as well as The European Respiratory Society; European Lung Foundation; MRC GCRF Lung Health in Africa across the life course grant; and NIHR Global Health Research Unit (IMPALA) grant for the continued funding for this project.