GITEGA February 22nd (ABP) – Kira Hospital in collaboration with partner pharmaceutical agencies organized, on Saturday February 19th, 2022 in Gitega (central Burundi), a scientific training day for general practitioners in the health provinces of Gitega, Karusi, Mwaro, Muramvya, Ruyigi and Cankuzo, as part of promoting a participatory approach based on the continuing medical training of general practitioners as a tool for improving the quality of medical care in Burundi, particularly in those central-eastern provinces.
The Director General of Kira Hospital, Dr Christophe Sahabo, said that this hospital has a vision to improve the quality of medical care, hence he organizes sessions of exchanges and sharing of experience between medical specialists and generalists on various topics including paediatrics, internal medicine, surgery, medical imaging, resuscitation and intensive care. He added that in the context of promoting medicine in Burundi, a partnership agreement is being drawn up between the University of Burundi and that hospital with a view to strengthening the training of 3rd cycle resident doctors at the Faculty of Medicine of Bujumbura.
Dr. Sahabo also reported that students from the National Institute of Public Health (INSP) already benefit from internships at KIRA Hospital under a framework partnership agreement between those two institutions. “As a reference hospital, that position justifies their contribution to the updating and continuous training of Burundian doctors”. He further revealed that this hospital plans to initiate exchange and discussion platforms for remote supervision to assist their isolated colleagues in the interior of the country in the diagnosis and care of patients. That hospital also intends to offer internships to general practitioners, specifies Dr. Sahabo before pointing out that 5 health personnel from Gitega Hospital have already benefited from that opportunity during the launch of the intensive care project. It worth noting that on the sidelines of that training for exchanges and sharing of expertise, the participants had the opportunity to visit the stands of the pharmaceutical partners who exhibited their products.