Exploring Global Health Opportunites

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Exploring Global Health Opportunities is a charity which aims to generate, combine and increase interest and efforts in improving international health, particularly in poor countries. EGHO currently works with projects in Kenya including Trauma and Orthopaedics, Patient Safety, Hospital staff education and training, Rural medicine and community health. EGHO also aims to bring people and organisations together to help maximise efforts and impact in project sustainability. EGHO projects provide a service where there is evidence of need. We work on a skills and knowledge transfer basis with the supporting and receiving teams. A key feature of the projects supported by EGHO is the development of local services run and funded by local health care communities to provide sustainable health care and the avoid the promoting of dependancy on further charitable donations. A recent example was the development of the first Primary Trauma Care course in Kenya in October 2011. On a Monday and Tuesday 20 Kenyan doctors and nurses were trained on an internationally recognized immediate assessment and treatment of trauma patients. On Wednesday 8 of the Kenyan doctors underwent a training the trainers course to run their own Primary Trauma Care course. This the Kenyan team ran on the Thursday and Friday by themselves and trained a further 20 Kenyan doctors and nurses. Both the initial course run by doctors from the UK and South Africa and the second course run by the Kenyans were formally evaluated. The Kenyan course performed better than the one run by a EGHO sponsored visiting team. This will now be rolled out across Kenya by Kenyans.

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