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Chainama Hills College Hospital Making the most of International Partnership 05 October 2010 Presented by Dr W Chilengwe (Maj.) Senior Medical Superintendent.

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1 Chainama Hills College Hospital Making the most of International Partnership 05 October 2010 Presented by Dr W Chilengwe (Maj.) Senior Medical Superintendent

2 Hospital and College Profile Referral National Psychiatric Hospital Built in 1962 210 Bed capacity with; Diagnostic Services  Laboratory  EEG  Radiology Rehabilitative Services  Occupational Therapy  Physiotherapy

3 Chainama College Profile College started training in 1936 (Medical Assistants now Clinical Officers) Ministry of Health Funded Institution Offers: Pre - service and Post-basic training programs Short in-service courses Has 650 students training annually

4 Chainama College Profile Programs offered (Pre – Service) Clinical Officer General (COG) Clinical Officer Psychiatry Registered Mental Health Nurse Environmental Health Technologist (EHT) Psychosocial Counsellors Optometry Technologist

5 Post Basic Programs Ophthalmic Clinical Officer (OCO) Ophthalmic Nurses (ON) Medical Licentiate (ML) Anaesthetic Clinical Officer ( Move to CCHS 2011) MPH (With Leeds Met University) Short in service courses – Public Health, Reproductive health, HIV/AIDS

6 International Partnerships Chainama Hills Hospital Leeds Partnerships NHS Foundation Trust  Link established about 7 years  Benefits both College and hospital  Supports the institution with critical materials and equipment for knowledge and skills update as well as technical expertise in the area of clinical psychiatry and mental health nursing

7 International Partnerships Chainama College Leeds Metropolitan University - facilitates the MPH program with Chainama JPHIEGO – Supports curriculum development since 2005. COG, ML program Rehabilitated teaching clinic Theater 2010. Clinton Foundation – Educational Support to COG training since 2009. Classroom construction 2010 to increase intake 100 to 140 per annum.

8 International Partnerships Solidarmed (Swiss NGO). Support ML program since 2009. Increase student intake from bi annual intake to annual intake, Provide teaching Aids and supplies Constructed two student hostels at practical sites – Kafue, Lstone Provide teaching staff – three specialists

9 International Partnerships Swedish International Development Agency Provide Technical Advisor since 2007 Provide Vehicle (s) Supported Regional conference on medical licentiates roles in the health sector in April 2010 Capacity building of staff in teaching methods.

10 International Partnerships AMDD - Columbia University(USA) Supported Regional conference on development of Community of Practice for Non Physician Clinicians in Africa July 2010.

11 International Partnerships Sight Savers International Advocated MoH/College to start ophthalmic training programs: ophthalmic clinical officer, ophthalmic nurse and optometry. Support with training equipment, vehicle, books and infrastructure – hostel, optical centre Support faculty staff development (2 in india pursuing BSc optometry)

12 International Partnerships University of Alabama (USA) support eGrainary library and staff development. New Campus plan Cape Breton University (Canada) Support environmental research program and capacity building Cordaid (Netherlands)– Support in-service hostel rehabilitation 2010 and business plan

13 International Partnerships CIDRZ (USA) Supported Laboratory Rehabilitation. Supporting Teaching Clinic Rehabilitation (2010) Leeds Met University/Manchester University Support staff development – Masters, Phd VVOB (Belgium NGO) – Supported the skills lab development for skills training (2004-7)

14 International Partnerships Center for Disease Control (CDC) Supported rehabilitation of the College medical laboratory Partnerships in Medical Education (PRIME) Has been providing training to Lecturers in medical education and palliative care

15 Benefits Technical assistance to occupational therapy department Conduct periodic developmental visits to support the education and training of staff, patient care support and applied research activities Supports development of curricula and evaluation of the impact of curricula on the quality of service delivered by trained staff.

16 Benefits Donation of various medical books for students and staff Provision of Medical and Teaching Equipment and Supplies Infrastructure development/rehabilitation

17 Benefits : Exchange visits among the staff Student exposure through exchange visits Short refresher courses by visiting consultants Advocacy for college development Advocacy for human resources development Promote South – North link Exchange of Information and expertise

18 Lessons learnt from the partnership The links/partnership often do: Build the institutional profile and image Both partners benefit from information and expertise shared Facility to meet institutional objectives Promote further links

19 Challenges of Partnerships Over ride the institutional objectives at times. Local institutions tend to adapt to partners priorities which may not so on the ground. Partners bring with them own reporting systems and are not willing to adapt to change. Some partners are inpatient with local systems. Hence do get frustrated.

20 Thank You for listening


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