ON THE CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION (CME) WORKSHOP ON NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES (NCDs)
Date and venue
The training workshop took place on 17th through 19th of May, 2016 at the Cross River State College of Health Technology, Calabar situated adjacent to the General Hospital in Calabar and a stone’s throw from the University of Calabar.
The Training team
The training team arrived Nigeria on Sunday, 15th May and met with the FHIND team one day before the workshop for fine-tuning of the workshop agenda (Appendix 1), training materials (attached herewith) and coordination of facilitation. Facilitators were Dr Catherine Snape – University of Leeds, United Kingdom; Ms Laura Bates – University of Leeds, United Kingdom; Dr Akaninyene Otu – FHIND; Dr Ofem Enang – FHIND; Dr Uduak Williams – FHIND and Dr Daniel Otokpa of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Nigeria. Mr William Egbe provided administrative assistance.
The target group were doctors working in General Hospitals and private health facilities in Cross River State. Thus, participants (appendix 2) attended from General hospital, Calabar; General Hospital, Akamkpa; General Hospital, Akpabuyo; General Hospital, Ukem; General Hospital, Odukpani; Arubar Specialist Hospital, Calabar; Navy Hospital, Calabar; UNICEM Hospital, Calabar; Dr. Lawrence Henshaw Memorial Hospital, Calabar; Hannah Foundation Clinic, Calabar; College of Health Technology Medical Centre, Calabar; Asi Ukpo Medical and Diagnostic Centre, Calabar; State House Clinic, Calabar; St. Joseph’s Hospital, Akpabuyo and University of Calabar Teaching Hospital. Prior to the workshop, the relevant authorities in these health facilities were contacted. Then the workshop was further promoted through emails, bulk short messaging.