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‘Simulation on Wheels’: A Capacity Building Project to Improve Maternal, Neonatal and Basic Trauma Management in Rural Health Facilities in Nakuru County, Kenya


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PROJECT DESCRIPTION

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)

PROJECT ADMINISTRATION

The project is based at the Faculty of Health Sciences, administrated by:-

  1. Dr. Brian Lishenga - Dean FHS, Egerton University
  2. Mrs Alice K Maranga-Ondieki - Project and BTLS Co-ordinator
  3. Dr. Amos Otara - Maternal skills Co-ordinator and spokesperson
  4. Dr. Elizabeth Kibaru Neonatal Skills Co-ordinator and secretary
  5. Ms. Salome Otenyo - Equipments and logistics.
  6. Prof. Ruti Stashefsky Margalit - MD, Associate Professor (Visiting) Co-director - Center for Global Engagement; Technion, Haifa, Israel.

ACTIVITIES

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.

THIS SIMULATION ON WHEELS PROJECT IS A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN: EMBASSY OF ISRAEL, NAKURU COUNTY GOVERMENT, EGERTON UNIVERSITY, TECHNION - ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY & MASHAV

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