Taking the Latest IPC Approaches to Pre-service Learners in Tanzania
MTaPS collaborated with Tanzania’s Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC) to organize the training and dissemination of new infection prevention and control (IPC) procedures and materials for instructors of pre-service curricula from a number of colleges. The two-session training in February covered IPC guidelines released in late 2018.
The 61 health instructors who attended had varied backgrounds, including clinicians, nurses, lab technicians, pharmacists, and environmental specialists. Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Kamplala International University, and Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre were among the participating colleges. To prepare, the instructors studied required IPC teaching methodologies and conducted individual and group training sessions for their colleagues and facilitators to test their skills.
Training coordinator Laura Marandu of the MOHCDGEC Health Quality Assurance Unit emphasized that participants need to equip students and service providers at their teaching hospitals with the new IPC practices. Participants left with related resource materials, including a training-of trainers guide that MTaPS developed.
Standing: Tutors from various health related colleges with their facilitators. Sitting from Left: Mr. Nkundwe Mwakilema (MOH -DHRD), Dr. Doris Lutkam (MTaPS), Ms. Laura Marandu (MOH-HQAU), Mr. Wallace Kwingwa (Millitary College of Medical Sciences) and Dr. Margreth Emanuel (Excellent College of Health and Allied Sciences). Photo credit: Khamis Mussa