From left: Mr Francis Wanyama (Human pathology), Prof. Christine Sekadde-Kigondu (Human pathology), Dr. Giussepina Girino (R4A), Prof Fred Were (Dean SOM), Dr. Massimo Gozzelino (R4A), Dr. Gladys Mwango (Chair Imaging and Radiation dept) and Dr. Reginald Nalugala (St. Paul’s Catholic University Chaplaincy).
The Dean school of medicine hosted a consultative meeting between the school and the Rainbow for Africa organization (R4A) to explore areas of cooperation with a view to building the capacity of medical cadres in ultrasound medicine, especially those working in low resource settings, and helping to improve the medical infrastructure in such areas.
Rainbow for Africa is an Italian non-profit association whose primary mission is to increase the quality, specificity and accessibility of health systems in developing countries. The main activity for R4A in Africa is professional training of local health personnel (doctors, obstetricians, nurses, sonographers etc), believing that to be the only method that guarantees a long lasting social and health development; at the same time, R4A is devoted to improve infrastructure and make medical instruments available in place.
Recently (September, 2016), R4A has been able to train about 127 different medical cadres drawn from the College of Health Science, University of Nairobi and Kenya Medical Training College in four days on basics of ultrasound medicine, a hands on experience.