Kidney Health International provides training for staff of Suntreso Hospital | A team of selected staff from various departments of the Suntreso Hospital in Kumasi have benefited from the training provided by Kidney Health International to health institutions. The training programs sponsored by the Roche Products Ghana Ltd aims at equipping staff of various institutions on best practices in managing renal patients and then limiting the rate at which cases are referred to higher facilities.
Since its establishment, the Kidney Health International has been training volunteers and sending them out on outreach programs to educate people on kidney disease prevention strategies. These trained volunteers have reached millions of people through virtual and in-person presentations to various organized groups, the mass media, and social media.
Realizing the need for professionals within the health sector to be adequately equipped to provide sufficient services to people living with various kinds of kidney disease, the organization also provides training services to staff of health institutions as part of its core mandate.
Already, the Manhyia Hospital, Holy Family Hospital, Berekum Hospital, Kumasi South Hospital, Kokofu Government Hospital, Tafo hospital have all benefited from such training programs. These training programs have been sponsored by the Roche Products Ghana Ltd.
The Suntreso Government Hospital yesterday benefited from one of such training programs.
In all, a total of 23 staff selected from various units of the hospital took part in the training. Some of the topics treated included the “Functions of the kidney”, “Acute Kidney Disease”, “Chronic Kidney Disease”, “Prevention of Kidney Disease”, “Urinalysis”, “Nephritis and Nephrotic Syndrome” and many more.
Participants were taken through practical steps on how to use the urine disptick accurately.
The Director and Founder and the organization took the time to take participants through several case studies.
Commenting on the training program, Madam Gertrude Acquah Hagan was full of praise for the training program, stating that, the skills acquired was going to reduce the rate at which the hospital referred patients who were living with various kidney diseases to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.
She thanked the organization and appealed for more of such training programs to be held in the future.
On his part, Dr Tannor added his voice to the optimism that some minor kidney cases would no longer be referred since the participants which included, family physicians, doctors, nurses, physician assistants and pediatricians now knew exactly what to do in such cases as were discussed during the training.