Tanzanian Training Centre for International Health

TTCIH - Tanzanian Training
Centre for International Health
P.O. BOX 39
Ifakara
Tanzania

Tel: +255 (0)23 262 50 18, +255 (0)77 307 1037
Fax: +255 (0)23 262 50 28
Email: info@healthtrainingifakara.org
Internet: http://www.healthtrainingifakara.org/


Courses on this page:    Assistant Medical Officer Course
Refresher Course for Clinical Officers
Maternal Mortality Reduction in Resource Limited Settings: Learning from Evidence
Best practices for maternal survival in Sub-Saharan Africa: A course to strengthen the capacity of non-physician clinicians including midwives
Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses (IMCI)

Course Title Assistant Medical Officer Course
Institution Ifakara: Tanzanian Training Centre for International Health
Country Tanzania
Type Diploma
Topics Public/Global Health: Community, Rural and Urban Health
Healthcare areas: Surgery
Healthcare areas: Internal Medicine
Healthcare areas: Tropical Diseases
Healthcare areas: Reproductive Health
Healthcare areas: Paediatrics
Language English
Degree, Credits  
Location Ifakara in Morogoro region, which is about 420 km South West of Dar es Salaam
Objectives/
Content

Background information: Graduates of the course are recognized as assistant medical officers (AMO), a cadre between a three year diploma (clinical officer) and first degree holders in clinical medicine. Practically they are recognized and valued almost equally with holders of first degree clinical medicine (doctor of medicine) in Tanzania and in many other countries in Africa.
Coverage subjects: Internal medicine, paediatrics, obstetrics & gynaecology, community medicine, general surgery and basics in surgical sub-specialties including ophthalmology, orthopedics, otolaryngology and anaesthesia.
Main emphasis: Competence-based course that aims at improving the quality of knowledge and skills acquired in the previous training and build competencies in clinical management of health problems and health promotion at the district level.

Objectives: The Assistant Medical Officer should be able to:

1. Develop an understanding of how the human body functions and how it can be affected.
2. Diagnose and manage common and emergency surgical, obstetric, gynaecological, paediatric and tropical medical conditions and refer those outside his or her skills.
3. Use rationally the services of a clinical laboratory
4. Practice aseptic procedures
5. Prescribe responsibly and rationally
6. Organize and manage properly a medical, surgical, reproductive and child health wards and out patient department at district level.
7. Keep records, collect and interpret health management statistics in the district.
8. Assess the health priorities within an area by estimation from available data and by means of simple surveys.
9. Maintain supplies and equipment regularly in all peripheral units under his/her care.
10. Supervise activities on the control of major endemic/epidemic diseases.
11. Plan, manage, supervise and evaluate all programs under his/her care.

Next Beginning First week of October each year
Appl. Deadline 31st May each year
Please note: There is an entrance test first. After the test there is a selection. Therefore students cannot apply directly until they have qualified the test.
Duration 2 years
Participants'
Profile
The training centre offers assistant medical officer training for health personnel from Tanzania and the sub region.
Requirements Form IV/VI certificate with diploma in clinical medicine or equivalent, and at least 3 year working experience
Director

Dr. Senga Pemba
Tel: +255 (0)23 262 50 18
Email: pemba@healthtrainingifakara.org

Cooperation The Tanzanian Ministry for Health and Social Welfare:
http://www.tanzania.go.tz/government/health.htm
Swiss Agency for Development & Cooperation: http://www.sdc.or.tz/
Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development: http://www.novartisfoundation.org/
Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute: http://www.swisstph.ch/
Morogoro Regional Health Authority
Kilombero District Health Authority
Ifakara Health Research and Development Centre: http://www.ihrdc.or.tz
St. Francis Designated District Hospital
Course fee $3,750 (USD) per academic year
Accommodation The AMO international student will stay in-campus.
For further
information

P. O. BOX 39, Ifakara, Tanzania,
Telephone: +255 (0)23 262 5018
Fax: +255 (0)23 262 5028
Email: info@healthtrainingifakara.org
Internet: http://healthtrainingifakara.org/AMO/amos_curriculum.pdf
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Course Title Refresher Course for Clinical Officers
Institution Ifakara: Tanzanian Training Centre for International Health
Country Tanzania
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Healthcare areas: Clinical Medicine in Practice
Healthcare areas: Interdisciplinary Medicine
Healthcare areas: Reproductive Health
Healthcare areas: Paediatrics
Language English
Degree, Credits  
Location Ifakara in Morogoro region, which is about 420 km South West of Dar es Salaam
Objectives/
Content

This course is aimed at clinical officers who want to improve competence in clinical medicine and clinical officers who will sit for the Assistant Medical Officer’s AMO entrance examination conducted by the Tanzanian Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoH & SW), and elsewhere.

Objectives and Content
1. To improve competence, performance and level of curative services for clinical officers (CO) at the workplace.
2. To refresh clinical officers with current information to sit for the AMO entrance examination.
3. To provide access to information resources (health databases, journals, books etc) for CO’s.
The content will follow the MoH & SW curriculum for clinical officers.

Core Subject areas:

  • Pediatrics
  • Obstetrics and gynecology
  • Internal medicine
  • Surgery
  • Community medicine
Next Beginning April 27th - May 7th, 2010
Appl. Deadline 31 March 2010
Online applications: Send email to admin@healthtrainingifakara.org
Duration 2 weeks
Participants'
Profile
This course is open to clinical officers (CO’s) in Tanzania and elsewhere who have been in public/private work practice for at least 3 years in a health related field.
Requirements Completion of diploma in clinical medicine and 3 years of professional experience
Evaluation Assessment will be based on assignments, assisted learning, participation in panel discussions with tutors and a mock examination at the end of the short training.
Director

Dr. Senga Pemba
Tel: +255 (0)23 262 50 18
Email: pemba@healthtrainingifakara.org

Course fee The total course fee is TSH340’000.00. The course fee includes lunch, recreation activities and stationery except photocopies. The course fee does not include accommodation.
For further
information

P. O. BOX 39, Ifakara, Tanzania,
Tel: +255 (0)23 262 5018
Fax: +255 (0)23 262 5028
Email: admin@healthtrainingifakara.org
Internet: Click here

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Course Title Maternal Mortality Reduction in Resource Limited Settings: Learning from Evidence
Institution Ifakara: Tanzanian Training Centre for International Health
Country Tanzania
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Healthcare areas: Reproductive Health
Language English
Degree, Credits  
Location Ifakara in Morogoro region, which is about 420 km South West of Dar es Salaam
Objectives/
Content

Every year, about 7.5 million deaths worldwide are related to complications during pregnancy and birth (maternal deaths 0.5 million, stillbirths 4 million and early neonatal deaths 3 million). This figure is by far higher than the global estimated annual deaths due to HIV/AIDS,
tuberculosis and malaria (5 million).
The course provides lead district and regional key actors with state-of-the-art knowledge and implementation skills on the most effective interventions for maternal healthcare in resource constraint settings. This course will be facilitated by top experts from Tanzania, The Netherlands and Sweden with vast experiences in the area. It will also provide a platform for operational research and other opportunities to the participants.

At the end of the course successful participants will be able to:
1. Describe and understand the current state, causes and the associated factors of maternal mortality in Tanzania and other selected countries.
2. Articulate the strategic plan of the national road map to accelerate reduction of maternal and newborn deaths in Tanzania (2006-2010): specific objectives, the operational targets to be achieved, related activities and implementation framework
3. Internalize the role of district health managers in effecting implementation of the most effective evidence-based interventions at the district level.
4. Describe the most effective evidence-based interventions and their impact on reducing maternal mortality.
5. Describe the phases of effective planning and implementation of the essential maternal healthcare interventions: logical framework for designing and implementing these interventions using locally available resources.

Next Beginning December 7 - 11, 2009
Appl. Deadline 31 July 2009
Duration 1 week
Participants'
Profile
District medical officers, RCH coordinators, district nursing officers, heads of hospitals,
health-policy makers in the ministries of health and all other interested from resource limited countries.
Course fee The course fee is 500,000 TSh (500 USD for foreign applicants). The fee will cover tuition, learning materials, library use, internet services, mid morning tea and lunch. The fee should be paid before September 30, 2009.
Accommodation Decent accommodations are available within TTCIH campus for 30,000/ TSh (30 USD)
with AC, TV and internet connections, and for 20,000/ TSh (20 USD) per day including breakfast. You can also use accommodation facilities in Ifakara town for 10,000/ TSh (10
USD) per day.
For further
information

P. O. BOX 39, Ifakara, Tanzania,
Tel: +255 (0)23 262 5018
Fax: +255 (0)23 262 5028
Email: info@healthtrainingifakara.org
Internet: http://www.healthtrainingifakara.org/uploads/media/mmr.pdf

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Course Title Best practices for maternal survival in Sub-Saharan Africa: A course to strengthen the capacity of non-physician clinicians including midwives
Institution Ifakara: Tanzanian Training Centre for International Health
Country Tanzania
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Healthcare areas: Nursing
Healthcare areas: Reproductive Health
Language English
Degree, Credits  
Location Tanzanian Training Centre for International Health, Ifakara,Ifakara in Morogoro region, which is about 420 km South West of Dar es Salaam.
Objectives/
Content

The high rate of maternal mortality throughout sub-Saharan Africa is due in part to a
critical shortage of skilled health care providers able to deliver life saving emergency obstetric care. In most of Africa, there are fewer than five doctors for every 100,000 people, and each year 20,000 health professionals leave their posts to pursue jobs in urban areas or outside of their own countries. The training and deployment of nonphysician clinicians (NPCs) also known as mid-level providers (MLPs), to provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC) is one part of the solution to this crisis. Almost every country in Africa has a set of health professionals who are neither doctors nor nurses, but who provide significant clinical care even in the most remote areas. In some countries they are known as clinical officers, others call them assistant medical officers, medical licentiates, health officers or técnicos de cirurgia.
This course is aimed at developing models of good practice for comprehensive EmOC
among non-physician clinicians, and strengthening the innovative manner in which
such health professionals, including midwives and nurse/midwives, have been utilized to reduce maternal and newborn deaths in a number of countries in Africa.

Course objectives:
• Provide opportunity for shared learning experiences across countries, between tutors and practicing NPCs and between cadres of NPCs providing EmOC
• Gain knowledge and skills update on evidence-based lifesaving clinical EmOC
• Learn methodology to ensure continued learning through the use of portfolio based learning
• Provide tools for improving quality of care (including clinical EmOC practice and facility systems to support EmOC provision) through audit and use of process indicators
• Uphold the rights and dignity of patients and providers through adoption of rights based approach to delivery of EmOC.
• Develop leadership and accountability skills and promote a team approach to providing EmOC
• Provide advocacy skills for NPCs to enhance their visibility as a crucial part of the clinical team providing maternal health care.

Next Beginning 18th – 31st October 2009
Duration 2 weeks
Participants'
Profile
Participants will be drawn from four countries: Ethiopia, Malawi, Tanzania, and Zambia – up to 11 participants from each country.
• Participants will include Midwives, Assistant Medical Officers (Tanzania), Clinical Officers (Malawi), Medical Licentiates (Zambia) and Health Officers (Ethiopia), who are directly engaged in the delivery of Emergency Obstetric Care as well as Tutors/ Lecturers involved in training these categories of healthcare workers.
• Participants will be selected based on individual applications, from hospitals identified by Ministries of Health as priority hospitals for strengthening Emergency Obstetric Care. Priority will be given to teams of two (e.g. one AMO and a midwife from the same hospital).
Cooperation The Averting Maternal Death and Disability Program (AMDD) at the Mailman School of Public Health of Columbia University is a global program of research, advocacy, policy analysis, and technical support dedicated to the reduction of maternal mortality. http://www.amddprogram.org/
Course fee All course costs will be assumed by the course organizers.
For further
information

P. O. BOX 39, Ifakara, Tanzania,
Tel: +255 (0)23 262 5018
Fax: +255 (0)23 262 5028
Email: info@healthtrainingifakara.org
Internet: http://www.healthtrainingifakara.org/uploads/media/amdd.pdf or Click here

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Course Title Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses (IMCI)
Institution Ifakara: Tanzanian Training Centre for International Health
Country Tanzania
Type Distance Learning
Topics Healthcare areas: Reproductive Health
Language English
Degree, Credits  
Location Ifakara in Morogoro region, which is about 420 km South West of Dar es Salaam
Objectives/
Content

ICATT is an innovative software application to support the implementation of the WHO/UNICEF strategy on the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI). The tool provides the possibility to adapt the generic IMCI guidelines at national and sub-national levels, and to develop ICATT-based training courses that fit into various training approaches.

This tool is designed to help those who already work with IMCI and ICATT or those who are interested to learn more how ICATT can help to effectively implement IMCI. Here you can learn more about the ICATT application, you can see how ICATT can be used to adapt the IMCI guidelines and how it is used for training of health-care staff. This site will provide detailed information and ensure exchange of experiences on the use of ICATT at the global and country levels where ICATT is being implemented. Registered users of this WEB site can actively participate in various Forums relevant to the use of ICATT and its implementation. The download section contains the latest ICATT key technical documents and information. For registered users the latest versions of the ICATT software and key resources are available. Learn more about ICATT

For further
information

P. O. BOX 39, Ifakara, Tanzania,
Tel: +255 (0)23 262 5018
Fax: +255 (0)23 262 5028
Email: info@healthtrainingifakara.org
Internet: http://www.healthtrainingifakara.org/index.php?id=89 or http://www.icatt-training.org/

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