Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Chitambo Life Savers have acting talent!

Greetings All,
Despite the silence since Christmas, much has been happening, not least Chitambo partners' initiative on producing this illustrative emergency care response video: Click here for the link

This video was produced as part of our Scottish Government Small Grant project on 'Strengthening emergency care communications in the Chitambo District, central Zambia'.  Zambian partners ran 2 5-day intensive workshops at Chitambo, in November 2015 and February 2016, to consolidate previous Knowledge into Action (K2A) and Knowledge Broker (KB) training provided in partnership with Scottish health service partners.

During the November and February workshops, Zambian partners (particularly Mr. Consider Mudenda, In-country Project Coordinator/Technical Lead and Mr. Vincent Kole, Hospital Information Officer) worked with Chitambo Hospital staff to create several initiatives:
  • 2 Chitambo Hospital Facbook pages (one open; one closed)
  • 1 active WhatsApp Emergency care support network (known as the Life Savers)
  • the above video
Video participants acted out the anticipated Chitmbo Hospital response to a case of Colles Fracture of the wrist, including accessing best evidence on medical management of this condition, from sources provided by the above project (Dynamed Plus: http://www.dynamed.com/home/).

They also showed the roles of the Knowledge Broker (Information Officer) and WhatsApp support network in advising and guiding the health care team. 

Congratulations to Mr. Mudenda and the entire team for their initiative and commendable acting.

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