The 2019 Pan African Thoracic Society (PATS) Methods in Epidemiological Clinical Operational Research (MECOR) programme started off with a very happy and very interactive spirometry 1-day certificate of attendance workshop in Dar es Salaam on 9th June 2019.
It was fun to facilitate another Pan African Thoracic Society (PATS) spirometry training course in my hometown on 23rd – 26th April 2019 and to welcoming ACACIA (Ac hieving Asthma Control in African Children) project PhD student, Victoria Oluwatoni Oyenuga, from the UK to Durban to spend the week with us.
Spirometry from strength to strength in Nairobi
Another successful 3 day Pan African Thoracic Society (PATS) Spirometry Certificate of Competence Short Course done and dusted in lively Nairobi. Hosted by Dr Helen Meme and her cheerful team, 16 high level learners gathered at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) to learn about spirometry.
Spirometry training – something completely new in Kumasi.
Can you imagine how exciting it is to find 18 people from one hospital in one city in one classroom who are brand new to spirometry. What an opportunity to improve respiratory health care in this community. The Pan African Thoracic society supported by IMPALA held their 10th spirometry training initiative in the charming city of Kumasi in Ghana from the 8th – 12th September 2018.
Spirometry is on the map at Kibongóto National TB Hospital!
We are proud to report that the first spirometry training in clinical practice in Tanzania has been successfully completed at Kibongóto Infectious Diseases Hospital (KIDH) in the lovely and peaceful area at the foot of the Kilimanjaro mountain.
First French translated spirometry training
The Pan African Thoracic Society (PATS) together with the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine International Multidisciplinary Programme to Address Lung Health and TB in Africa (IMPALA) and Lung Health in Africa across the life course (LuLi) initiatives are making great progress in the development of their African specific spirometry training programme.
A PATS Spirometry Training course was recently hosted in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in partnership with the Ethiopian Thoracic Society (ETS).
A PATS Spirometry Training course was recently hosted in Kampala, Uganda in partnership with the Uganda Thoracic Society (UTS).