Preceptorships

TIF Preceptorship Programme 2019

MOROCCO

SUMMARY:

A Preceptorship on the Clinical Management of Thalassaemia was successful completed with the training of 2 doctors from Algeria at the Children’s Hospital in Rabat, Morocco. The Preceptorship took place on 08 – 12 April 2019 and was led by Prof Mohammad Khattab (Morocco) and Prof Amal El-Beshlawy (Egypt).

Participants from Algeria were Prof Amel Djenouni & Dr Halima Dahmani.

In the context of the preceptorship the participants had the opportunity to have extensive discussions with treating physicians and other healthcare professionals as well as to meet with patients and parents. Moreover, the participants visited the laboratories at the University Hospital of Rabat and the Institute of Health and visited the National & Regional Blood Bank of Rabat.

Topic area: The clinical management of thalassaemia

ORGANISER: Thalassaemia International Federation
COLLABORATORS: Children’s Hospital of Rabat Morocco
SUPPORTERS: Pr A.EL Bashlawy, Egyptian Thalassaemia Association (ETA) President
DURATION: 08.04.2019-12.04.2019

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CYPRUS

SUMMARY:

TIF organized a preceptorship programme for two Maldivian nurses from 18 July to 2 August 2019 at the Thalassaemia Centre, Makarios Hospital, Nicosia. For over two weeks Ms. Khadheeja (Senior Registered Nurse) and Ms. Gulisthan Easa, Clinical Nurse, from the Maldivian Blood Services observed and experienced the work environment of one of Europe’s leading thalassaemia clinics.

They interacted and met with experts and reflected on their impressions with Dr. Eva Knoll, Social Anthropologist at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, who had initiated the training program and joined TIF Headquarters as a visiting scholar.

A collaboration between TIF, the Austrian Academy of Sciences, the Ministry of Health in Maldives, the Maldivian Blood Services and the coordinating host from Nicosia’s Thalassaemia Centre, Dr Sotiroulla Christou, made it possible for the nurses to return now to the Maldives with new insights and incentive!

Topic area: The clinical management of thalassaemia

ORGANISER: Thalassaemia International Federation
COLLABORATORS: Nicosia Thalassaemia Centre
SUPPORTERS: Dr Eva Knoll Austrian Academy of Sciences
DURATION: 18.07.2019-02.08.2019

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MALAYSIA

The preceptorship programme on clinical management of thalassaemia was conducted at Women’s and Children’s hospital, Kuala Lumpur from 17th to 20 th September 2019. This programme was organized by the Thalassaemia International Federation (TIF), the Hematology and Oncology Unit of Women’s and Children’s hospital, Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysian Society of Paediatric Haematology and Oncology and the Medical postgraduate Society of Hospital Kuala Lumpur.

A total of 8 paediatricians, involved in the management of Thalassaemia patients from Nepal, Bangaladesh and Malaysia, participated in the Preceptorship programme. The intensive and integrated lectures, problem based cases discussions, experience sharing among participants and the senior trainers of this programme have yielded highly constructive insights to all participants.

The most important aspect of the programme was the live patients’ perspectives from TIF Board Member and Expert Patient, Mr George Constantinou, who shared with us what exactly the patients and our children deserve regarding the quality of services provided to them.

Topic area: The clinical management of thalassaemia

ORGANISER: Thalassaemia International Federation
COLLABORATORS: Paediatric Hematology and Oncology Unit of Women’s and Children’s hospital, Kuala Lumpur & Malaysian Society of Paediatric Haematology and Oncology
SUPPORTERS: Medical postgraduate Society of Hospital Kuala Lumpur
DURATION: 17.09.2019-20.09.2019

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

2 nurses from Mauritius, Mrs Sabeena Yasmeen Moideen Saib and Mr. Chuttooree Kavish, were able to follow an in-depth preceptorship programme in nursing management at the Thalassaemia Centre of the Fujairah Hospital, in United Arab Emirates, from 10 to 23 November 2019.

Under the direct supervision of the senior staff, the nurses observed and experienced the work environment of one of the best Thalassaemia Centres globally, which provides exemplary, high-quality medical care to patients with thalassaemia and other haemoglobinopathies.

This preceptorship was sponsored by TIF and the Thalassemia Society of Mauritius – TSM.

Topic area: The clinical management of thalassaemia

ORGANISER: Thalassaemia International Federation
COLLABORATORS: Thalassemia Center, Fujairah Hospital
SUPPORTERS: Thalassemia Society of Mauritius
DURATION: 10.11.2019-21.11.2019

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