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.
The teaching staff and some participants
Dr. Abraha Hailu from Mekelle University is explaining the PREVRHD Programm