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7 July 2022

Community Awareness Flipchart Training Workshops in Tanzania

Dr Clement Kabakama conducting training on the Swahili-translated Community Awareness Flipchart
Dr Clement Kabakama conducting training on the Swahili-translated Community Awareness Flipchart

From the 6th to the 10th of June this year Dr Clement Kabakama, a Cardiology Fellow and Cardiovascular Disease Researcher, successfully conducted training workshops on the Swahili-translated Community Awareness flipchart.

A Community Awareness Flipchart training workshop in progress in Babati, Manyara, Tanzania
A Community Awareness Flipchart training workshop in progress in Babati, Manyara, Tanzania

A total of 32 health professionals, comprising nurses, physicians, medical officers, and a hospital attendant, were trained at the Dareda Mission Hospital and the Health Care Dispensary in Babati, Manyara, Tanzania.

Feedback was resoundingly positive and emphasised the need for such a tool to support the prevention of rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease through awareness raising among at-risk communities in the region.

Feedback from a workshop attendee
Feedback from a workshop attendee

The Community Awareness flipchart training workshop in Babati, Manyara was conducted as a pilot study to create awareness and advocacy throughout the region before commencing the approved Accredited RHD Course Program by the Ministry of Health of Tanzania (MOH) and Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS).

Attendees of one of the training workshops held in Babati, Manyara, Tanzania
Attendees of one of the training workshops held in Babati, Manyara, Tanzania