First 3 Day Teaching from PREVRHD Programm by Etiopia-Witten and Mekelle University

Training Program for Health Care Workers on Rheumatic Fever / Rheumatic Heart Disease Prevention and Control

On November 27- 29, 2017  in the small town of Wukro a 3 day training program about prevention, diagnostic and treatment of Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease was held from the cardiologists from Mekelle University Ayder Referral Hospital supported by cardiologists from Etiopia-Witten Assiociation - Germany. Nearly 40 thirsty for knowledge health officers and nurses have been informed extensively about their contribution to eradicate the life-threatening rheumatic heart disease, endemic in Ethiopia. Hands on teaching in the nearby Wukro District Hospital was done with the support of local children suffering from early forms of the Rheumatic Heart Disease. At the end of these days the final exam resulted in an increase of knowledge in this demanding topic from 59% up to 78% correct answers.

Staff in front of the banner of RHD in Wukro

The teaching staff and some participants

Dr.Abraha teaching the HO ad Nurses on RHD in Wukro

Dr. Abraha Hailu from Mekelle University is explaining the PREVRHD Programm


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