Quality Assurance in Surgical Management of Neglected Tropical Diseases

14 Sep 2017
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Quality Assurance in Surgical Management of Neglected Tropical Diseases

*Recommended Audience: Young Professionals/Graduate Students, Mid-Level Professionals, and Experienced Professionals

This session will present experiences and lessons learned by Helen Keller International’s Morbidity Management and Disability Prevention Project, with USAID funding, on the use of surgical training packages for trichiasis surgery and hydrocele surgery. This session will include presentations, surgical simulators, video clips and discussions on the lessons learned in TT surgery training and how they were applied in the context of hydrocele surgery. Results from Burkina Faso, Cameroon and Ethiopia will be shared and discussions will be held on the quality assurance indicators used, the evaluation tools that were developed and their contribution to the health systems strengthening at the national level.

Speakers: Emily Gower, Helen Keller International; Zeina Sifri, Helen Keller International; Stephanie Parker, Helen Keller International