Anesthesia experts from East African countries will be meeting at the Muhimbili Orthopedic Institute (MOI) in Tanzania to undergo a four-day training on Managing Emergencies in Pediatric Anesthesia (MEPA).This is the first time MOI is hosting the training.
He said the training will help Tanzania anaesthesia experts to operate children with different medical problems.
”It’s an honour to be part of an event which is one of its kind and has never taken place in East Africa before while also taking into consideration that a majority of the training was being conducted in Sub Saharan countries,” he said.
Mpoki Ulisubisya, Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary said the training will train a lot of anaesthesia doctors and equip them with modern ways to operate children who are involved in an accident.
Ms Rosemary Mukunzi an Anesthesia expert from Rwanda urged African leaders to invest in anaesthesia experts and surgeons because the only way to achieve millennium development goals was to invest in doctors.
The training was led by experts from the University of Kwazulu Nata in collaboration with South of Anesthesiologists of Tanzania.