Surgical Training Program in Sierra Leone

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Published on March 6, 2014

Author: capacare

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Surgical Training Program in Sierra Leone

Surgical Training Program in Sierra Leone September 2013

Objective of the Program • To train Medical Doctors (MD) and Community Health Officers (CHO) to perform basic life saving surgery at district hospital level • By Using the concept of task-shifting in surgery widely used in East-Africa • In cooperation with the Ministry of Health and Sanitation and a strong network of partner hospitals

Classroom Sessions

Skills Training - Ultrasound

Skills Training - Obstetrics

Practical training

Teaching Facilities Primary Training Center 1. Masanga Hospital Partner Hospitals 2. Magbenteh, Makeni 3. Holy Spirit, Makeni 4. St John of God, Lunsar 5. Kamakwie Weslian Hospital 6. Lion Hearth Medical Center, Yele 7. Gundama Refferal Center, Bo 8. Serabu Catholic Hospital 9. Aberdeen Womens Center, Freetown Housemanship Hospitals 10. Canaught University Hospital, Freetown 11. PCMH Maternity Hospital, Freetown

Number of students in the program 18 16 16 14 12 12 10 8 8 6 5 4 2 2 0 1st half 2011 2nd half 2011 1st half 2012 2nd half 2012 1st half 2013

Number of attended procedures 3500 3260 3000 2500 1912 2000 1409 1500 1000 634 500 214 0 1st half 2011 2nd half 2011 1st half 2012 2nd half 2012 1st half 2013

Top 10 procedures Procedure Number Percentage 1. Inguinal hernia repair 2095 28.2% 2. Caesarian Section 1292 17.4% 3. Explorative laparotomy 419 5.4% 4. Tubal ligation 315 4.2% 5. Incision & Drainage 257 3.5% 6. Hysterectomy 246 3.3% 7. Obs/Gyn Other 241 3.2% 8. Scrotal Hydrocele 240 3.2% 9. Dilatation and Curettage 189 2.5% 10. Appendectomy 179 2.4% Other 1958 26.3% Total 7431 100.0%

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