The Israel Ambassador to Kenya H.E. Oded Yosef, The Governor Nakuru County H.E.Lee Kinyanjui, Principal NTCC Prof.Daniel Auka, Dean FHS Dr. Brian Lishenga, with the project core Team: Mrs Alice Maranga-Ondieki (Project Co-ordinator), Dr Elizabeth Kibaru (Neonatal skills Co-ordinator), Dr.Amos Otara (Maternal skills Co-ordinator) during the Launch of the project at the Governor’s Office.
Israel Ambassador to Kenya H.E Oded Yosef and the Nakuru County Governor H.E..Lee Kinyanjui during the Launch of the Sims on Wheels project in Nakuru, Kenya.
Dr Amos Otara demonstrating on Maternal resuscitation during the training in Njoro Sub-County Hospital
Dr E. Kibaru and H. Nafula demonstrating on Newborn rescuscitation during the training in Njoro Sub-County Hospital.
Mrs Alice Maranga-Ondieki demonstrating on Airway management in trauma during the training at Njoro Sub-County Hospital
The ‘SIM on Wheels’ is a mobile unit for simulation-based training of medical teams that employs advanced simulation-based training modalities that enable health care providers to effectively improve their clinical, communication, organizational and administrative abilities.
The SIM on Wheels project is a partnership between; The Embassy of Israel, Nakuru County Government, Egerton University, Technion ,Centre for Global Engagement(Technion), Israel Institute of Technology and Mashav.
The Co-ordinator for the Israel teams is Prof. Ruti Margalit (Centre for Global Engagement-TECHNION)
The project is based at the Faculty of Health Sciences, administrated by:-
- Dr. Brian Lishenga - Dean FHS, Egerton University
- Mrs Alice K Maranga-Ondieki - Project and BTLS Co-ordinator
- Dr. Amos Otara - Maternal skills Co-ordinator and spokesperson
- Dr. Elizabeth Kibaru Neonatal Skills Co-ordinator and secretary
- Ms. Salome Otenyo - Equipments and logistics.
Prof. Ruti Stashefsky Margalit - MD, Associate Professor (Visiting) Co-director - Center for Global Engagement; Technion, Haifa, Israel.
The training unit is currently providing faculty development and simulation-based training programs in-situ in peri-urban and rural hospitals in Nakuru County, Kenya; with its first activity being a training in Njoro Subcounty Hospital on July 2021. Training of health workers at Njoro Sub-county Hospital was done, sponsored by Newpoint Hospital. Among those trained were staff from Njoro sub-county hospital, Egerton university Medical Department, and Newpoint Hospital.
A unique medical partnership is taking place between MASHAV, @IsraelinKenya, @egertonunikenya & Israel’s @TechnionLive! A mobile unit, called 'Simulation on Wheels', makes use of simulators to enhance, train and build life-saving skills of health workers in the field! pic.twitter.com/V5WrP42EJa— MASHAV Israel (@MASHAVisrael) August 8, 2021