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Spirometry Course Cape Town

Spirometry Short Course, Cape Town, November 2019

All good things must come to an end. So, this was our last course for 2019 in Cape Town and eight students attended the Spirometry Short Course. A dedicated team…

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Audiometry Course Cape Town

Audiometry Short Course, Cape Town, November 2019

Our last Audiometry Short Course for 2019 was attended by 6 students in Cape Town. Dedicated students worked hard to become audiometrists. We focused on how to calculate the percentage…

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Occupational Health Skills Programme, October – November 2019

This was the first of its kind 6-week skills in Occupational Heath Training Programme and wow was it something special! The Illovo medical team leaders Riekie Leveson and Ernest Peresu…

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Spirometry Short Course, Cape Town, Nov 2019

Twelve students attended the Spirometry Short Course presented by Education for Health Africa in Cape Town. The group welcomed the weekend in between to prepare for the theory and practical…

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Spirometry Training Illovo, October – November 2019

It was my pleasure to teach the foundational spirometry course to 12 students from 6 countries for Illovo at their training facility in Eston. There were representatives from Malawi, Swaziland,…

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Physical Examination Course KZN

History Taking and Physical Examination Course, Eston, October 2019

Education for Health Africa offered the History Taking and Physical Examination Course at the Illovo Training Academy in Eston Kwa-Zulu Natal between the 21st and 25th October 2019. The “United…

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Spirometry Training Cape Town

Spirometry Short Course, Cape Town, October 2019

Fourteen students attended the Spirometry Short Course presented by Education for Health Africa in Cape Town. Students from Namibia, Citrusdal, Mossel Bay and Durban attended this very intense course. The…

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Health Risk Asessment Course, KZN

Baseline Health Risk Assessment Course, Eston, KZN, October 2019

Education for Health Africa offered the Baseline Health Risk Assessment Course at the Illovo Training Academy in Eston Kwa-Zulu Natal between the 14th and 18th October 2019. The “United Nations…

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Spirometry Training, Khartoum, Sudan – October 2019

I was delighted to finally meet with my colleagues – now friends – in Khartoum recently! Working with Prof Asma Elsony, Dr Rashid Osman, Hana El Sadig and the whole…

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Intro to Occupational Health Course KZN

Introduction to Occupational Health Course, KZN, October 2019

Education for Health Africa offered the Introduction to Occupational Health Course at the Illovo Training Academy in Eston Kwa-Zulu Natal between the 7th and 11th October 2019. The course offered…

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Audiometry Course Cape Town

Audiometry Short Course, Cape Town, October 2019

Our second last Audiometry Short Course for 2019 was attended by 13 students in Cape Town. From another jump start, to kicking the bucket (box) and losing their name (name…

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Strategic planning meetings – Luxembourg – October 2019

Luxembourg is like some kind of “Happy Land”. The roads are smooth and perfect. The trees are green and perfect. The cars are neat and unbashed. There are children as…

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Spirometry Interpretation Workshop, Madrid, Spain – October 2019

Meeting colleagues at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) meeting each year is always a highlight for me. I love coming together with colleagues from all over the world to discuss…

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Vision Screening Course Cape Town

Vision Screening Short Course, Cape Town, September 2019

Our Vision Screening Short Course in Cape Town ended on Friday the 27th of September 2019. Twelve students (occupational health practitioners and a technician) attended the course at the Absolute…

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Occupational Health Training Course, Tanzania

Occupational Health Refresher Training, Tanzania – Aug 2019

We teamed up with ATA International to teach Spirometry, Audiometry and Vision refresher courses for 12 students on the Acacia Bulyanhulu Gold Mine in Tanzania. Students also came from 2…

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Audiometry Refresher Training Cape Town

Audiometry Refresher Course, Cape Town – Aug 2019

On Wednesday the 21st of August Education for Health Africa presented the Audiometry Refresher Course in Cape Town at Absolute Health in the Office on the beach building. Four students…

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Vision Screening Course Port Elizabeth

Vision Screening Short Course, Port Elizabeth – Aug 2019

The second Education for Health Africa Occupational Vision Screening Course in Port Elizabeth was held on 20 and 21 August 2019. There were 3 learners; 2 familiar faces and one…

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Audiometry Course Cape Town

Audiometry Short Course, Cape Town – August 2019

For the first time the Audiometry Short Course was split over a weekend by Education for Health Africa in Cape Town. Nine students attended the 3 days and had positive…

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Certificate of Competence in Foundational Spirometry Short Course – Aug 2019

As providence would have it, shortly after arrangements were made to conduct spirometry training for TB Sequel at MRC Gambia, a request for training from Dr Sunkaru Touray Pulmonologist and…

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Spirometry Course Mozambique

Foundational Spirometry Short Course, Maputo Mozambique – Aug 2019

The team at CISPOC (Centro de Investigação e Treino em Saúde da Polana Caniço) in Maputo are simply delightful. I thoroughly enjoyed spending the week with them in learning spirometry…

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Spirometry Training Tanzania

Foundational Spirometry Short Course, Mbeya Tanzania – July 2019

I love Mbeya! Every time I am blessed with the opportunity to travel, I learn something about myself as well as the place I am visiting. I have learnt that…

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Spirometry training course in Cape Town

Spirometry Short Course, Cape Town – July 2019

Education for Health Africa presented a Spirometry Short Course in Cape Town from the 31st of July till the 2nd of August 2019. Six students attended the three days with…

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Spirometry Training Johannesburg

Spirometry Re-training, Quality Assurance and Over-reading, Johannesburg – July 2019

In an effort to ensure excellence in spirometry and to maximize the amount and quality of the spirometry data in the TB Sequel study, The Klinikum der Universität München Division…

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Audiometry course in South Africa

Audiometry Short Course, Durban – July 2019

Education for Health Africa held a successful short course in Audiometry from the 23rd to 25th of July 2019, in Durban. Fourteen students attended the day of which some of…

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Audiometry Refresher course in Durban

Audiometry Refresher Course, Durban – July 2019

On Monday the 22nd of July Education for Health Africa presented the Audiometry Refresher course in Durban. Ten students attended the day. The day started with an audit on their…

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Vision Screening Course, Durban

Vision Screening Course, Durban – July 2019

Education for Health Africa held a Vision Screening Course in Durban on Friday and Saturday the 19th and 20th of July. Six students attended the two days of training after…

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Spirometry Refresher Course South Africa

Spirometry Refresher Course, Durban – July 2019

A spirometry refresher course in Durban was held on Monday the 15th of July 2019. Eight occupational health practitioners attended the day. We shared experiences, brushed up on practical skills…

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Spirometry Course Durban

Spirometry Short Course, Durban – July 2019

Education for Health Africa presented a Spirometry Short Course in Durban from the 16th to 19th of July. Eight students attended the three days to become spirometrists. They are planning…

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Healthy Lungs for Life Event Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Healthy Lungs for Life Event, Kilimanjaro Tanzania – June 2019

Following on from the Pan African Thoracic Society (PATS) spirometry training which took place last year, 2018, at Kibong’oto Infectious Diseases Hospital (KIDH) in Kilmanjaro, Tanzania we were able to…

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Spirometry Training Nairobi

Spirometry Training, Nairobi Kenya – June 2019

A comprehensive spirometry programme was held in Nairobi at the 5th KISLHC between the 25th and 27th June 2019 including a 1 day Pan African Thoracic Society (PATS) 1-day Certificate…

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Healthy Lungs for Life Event, Nairobi Kenya

Healthy Lungs for Life Event, Nairobi Kenya – June 2019

Spirometry kicked off at the 5th KISLHC in Nairobi with a very well attended 1-day spirometry workshop. Two local Kenyan spirometry experts, Dr Sammy Gitonga and Dr Salim Masoud together…

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Spirometry Training Johannesburg

Spirometry Short Course, Johannesburg – June 2019

We taught a Spirometry Short Course for 6 students who are busy with their qualification in Occupational Health at the University of Johannesburg. This was the third of three short…

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Vision Screening Course Johannesburg

Vision Screening Short Course, Johannesburg – June 2019

We taught a Vision Screening Short Course for 6 students who are busy with their qualification in Occupational Health at the University of Johannesburg. This was the second of three…

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Audiometry Course Johannesburg

Audiometry Short Course, Johannesburg – June 2019

We taught an Audiometry Course for 6 students who are busy with their qualification in Occupational Health at the University of Johannesburg. It was my absolute pleasure to facilitate for…

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Spirometry Workshop Tanzania

Spirometry Workshop, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania – June 2019

The 2019 Pan African Thoracic Society (PATS) Methods in Clinical Operational Research (MECOR) programme started off with a very happy and very interactive spirometry 1-day certificate of attendance workshop in…

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Spirometry Course Cape Town

Spirometry Short Course, Cape Town – June 2019

Education for Health Africa hosted another successful Spirometry Short Course at the Absolute Health venue in Lagoon Beach, Milnerton. Since 13 students (technicians, professional nurses, occupational health nurse practitioner and…

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Vision Screening Course Cape Town

Vision Screening Short Course, Cape Town – May 2019

Our vision screening short course in Cape Town ended on Friday 31st of May. Five students (occupational health practitioners and technicians) attended the course at the Absolute Health venue in…

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Spirometry Short Course, Kumasi Ghana – May 2019

Since I was last in Ghana 8 months ago the smart new international airport has opened – congratulations Ghanaians, very nice! It was to spend time in Kumasi once again…

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Audiometry Screening Course Cape Town

Audiometry Screening Short Course, Cape Town – May 2019

Our Audiometry Screening Short Course in Cape Town ended on Wednesday 29th of May. Eight students (occupational health practitioners and technicians) attended the course. As usual the venue, organization, food…

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Spirometry Training Harare Zimbabwe

Spirometry Short Course, Harare Zimbabwe – May 2019

What a joy it was to be stepping onto Zimbabwean soil again after 16 years. Thank you to the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration for Global Health Research…

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Audiometry Training Cape Town

Audiometry Screening Short Course, Cape Town – May 2019

Our Audiometry Screening Short Course in Cape Town was held from the 15th to the 17th of May. Eleven students (occupational health practitioners and technicians) attended the course. We did…

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training on Fractional Exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO)

Lung Function Training, Durban – April 2019

It was fun to facilitate another Pan African Thoracic Society (PATS) spirometry training course in my hometown on 23rd – 26th April 2019 and to welcoming ACACIA (Achieving Asthma Control…

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Vision Screening Course Gauteng

Vision Screening Short Course, Gauteng – April 2019

The first reviewed vision screening courses was facilitated at Sere-Med in Linbro Park, Johannesburg. It was held on the 13th and 14th of April 2019. A total of 11 students…

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Spirometry Short Course, Cape Town – March 2019

The Spirometry competency course was held at Absolute Health in Lagoon Beach at the absolute wonderful venue. Ten students attended the course from 27 – 29 March 2019. This was…

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Audiometry Course Port Elizabeth

Occupational Screening Audiometry Certificate of Competence Short Course, Port Elizabeth – March 2019

The first Education for Health Africa Occupational Screening Audiometry course in Port Elizabeth was held on 13 – 15 March 2019. There were 5 learners; 3 familiar faces and two…

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Spirometry training

Occupational Screening Spirometry Certificate of Competence Short Course Durban – March 2019

An Occupational Screening Spirometry Certificate of Competence Short Course was held in Durban during the second week of March 2019. There were 6 learners in the group. Of the 6,…

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Vision Screening Training

Vision Screening Certificate of Competence Short Course, Durban – March 2019

We were privileged to have an International learner on our 2-day Occupational Vision Screening Course all the way from Equatorial Guinea. It was interesting to exchange knowledge and experience. Six…

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Vision Screening Short Course

Vision Screening Short Course, Cape Town – February 2019

Our second vision screening course in Cape Town ended on Saturday the 16th of February. Four of our five students (occupational health practitioners and technicians) underwent the competency course and…

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Spirometry Training Uganda

Spirometry Training, Kampala, Uganda – February 2019

The third of the six ACACIA study teams have undergone their spirometry training this past week in lovely Kampala in preparation for the start of their upcoming field work for…

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Spirometry Refresher Training Cape Town

Spirometry Refresher Training, Cape Town – February 2019

Our first spirometry refresher course in Cape Town was held on Friday 8th of February. Five students (occupational health practitioners and technicians) attended the day. We all were reminded how…

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Spirometry and Audiometry Refresher Training Mondi, Hilton – January 2019

Our participants are all highly qualified and experienced Occupational Health Care practitioners.

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IMPALA hosts successful series of meetings in Durban

This week 11 African countries were represented by 14 partners at the IMPALA meetings in Durban, South Africa alongside UK colleagues. The meetings at The Coastlands Hotel were put together…

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Education for Health Africa / Pan African Thoracic Society Spirometry Training Tanzania

Certificate of Competence in Foundational Spirometry short course and Spirometry Quality Assurance and Over-reading workshop By Lindsay Zurba, Education for Health Africa (EFHA) Spirometry is on the map at Kibong’oto…

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First Pan African Thoracic Society Spirometry Training Uganda November 2017

First Pan African Thoracic Society Spirometry Training 2017 in Uganda The Pan African Thoracic Society (PATS) and the Ugandan Thoracic Society (UTS), hosted a Foundational Spirometry Certificate of Competence Short…

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Spirometry Training Nigeria June

Certificate of Competence in Foundational Spirometry short course and Spirometry Quality Assurance workshop Report by Lindsay Zurba of Education for Health Africa (EFHA) Professor Falade and his team from the…

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French translated PATS Spirometry Training Cameroon August

LSTM's International Multidisciplinary Programme to Address Lung Health and TB in Africa (IMPALA) and Lung Health in Africa across the life course (LuLi) initiatives together with the Pan African Thoracic…

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Spirometry Training Course Ethiopia

Spirometry Training Ethiopia November 2017

The Pan-African Thoracic Society (PATS) and the Ethiopian Thoracic Society (ETS) hosted a Foundational Spirometry Certificate of Competence Short Course in Addis Ababa from 17th to 19th November 2017 at…

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