Lindsay Zurba has conducted effective, energising and motivating training across Africa for two decades. As a direct result of this training, I have seen multiple authors publish the first spirometric data from their counties and motivate the prevention and treatment of chronic lung disease in those regions.
Lindsay has successfully delivered seven short courses in foundational spirometry competence, and as many workshops in spirometry quality assurance as part of our MRC funded ‘Lung health in Africa across the Lifecourse’ programme supported by IMPALA. The course and accompanying workshop are designed to upskill African researchers and establish clear spirometry quality assurance processes and guidelines within their institutions. All of Lindsay’s training has been well received by participants and her boundless energy and expertise are an asset to the programme.
It has been a great pleasure working with Lindsay for the past 3 years, in Malawi. I would highly recommend her and her team for the high quality of their spirometry teaching, the commitment they show to their work and students, and the sense of fun they bring to their training sessions.
I have known Lindsay Zurba for over 7 years, and in that time I have been thoroughly impressed with her passion, organisation, determination and execution of delivering world class spirometry training courses in several countries across Africa. Her work with the European Respiratory Society Spirometry Group has contributed much to set an international standard in spirometry training so that people across the globe with undiagnosed lung disease can be accurately identified, and started on appropriate treatment. Not only does Lindsay have peerless expertise in teaching and performing quality assured diagnostic spirometry, she has an unrivalled network of spirometry trainers, experts and practitioners across much of Africa to deliver the training.
Lindsay Zurba is a dedicated master trainer of spirometry of international repute. She brings her uncommon and astute expertise to unravel the seemingly difficult conduct and interpretation of spirometry and its readings. Friends of the University College Hospital trainees are asking for more! Above all, she is kind and loving, two characteristics that engender trust and confidence in her trainees.
Lindsay’s commitment to improving lung health in Africa by supporting the development of skilled spirometry technicians and increasing the availability of spirometry equipment is second to none. I am privileged to have become great friends with Lindsay over the spirometer in Africa. I am one of many people working in the field of lung health and tuberculosis in Africa who hold Lindsay in high esteem and rate the work she and her colleagues do extremely highly.