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Research and Community Services Department (RCS), Organized 2 Days workshop on Community Awareness.

Research and Community Services (RCS) Department organized 2 Days workshop for 10 women served as Community Health Workers (CHW) from their selected communities. The participants were selected from Dilla, Dareymacane, Qorgaab, Sh. Osman, Tulli, Goroyocawl, Duudweyne and Sabowanag villages.

The workshop was opined by Mr. Yusuf A. Hareed, Head of RCS department and Dr. Fadumo X. Abubakor, Dean School of Nurse and Midwifery. RCS provided these areas community health service focuses empowering and capacitating health service provisions and improving linkages between health centers and community trough home visits, to scale up community based health services for vulnerable populations at the community level. RCS also capacitates and empowering Health centers in these areas by sending professional health workers including doctors, nurses and midwifes laboratory, pharmacist, dentists and public health practitioners while providing FREE health services including health education, diagnosis and treatment through Home visit, health centers and referral to the hospitals. The aim of this workshop is to improve the collaboration between community members and professional health workers and to build trained CHWs that worked community as volunteer.

Department Research and Community Services (RCS)

 

Meeting was held at the School of Nursing and Midwifery main office on reactivating and rebranding Al-Hayatt hospital to pursue its mission and vision to serve the community chaired by Vice-President for administration of Amoud University attended by the Principal of AUCHS , Deans , Amoud Foundation chairman Mr. Egal and Amoud foundation country representative Mr.Ahmed.


The issues discussed addressed the urgent and most pressing needs for the activation of the health services the hospital is providing in which management team of the hospital called for provision of collectivism and vision solidarity and supporting party ( Amoud foundation ) pledged more technical ,supply assistance and the financial support for the coming months , Amoud University College of Health Sciences taking the responsibility of the activation and reordering of Al-Hayatt Teaching Hospital and Formation of technical committee lead by the Dean of medical schools with members from the school of nursing & Midwifery,

Amoud University Management team and Amoud foundation with mission to develop action plan for the coming six months with timeframe of every planned activity, will have a meeting every Wednesday at Al- Hayatt Hospital communicating the meeting minutes both to Amoud Foundation and Principal of Amoud University College of Health Sciences and president of Amoud University.

Amoud University College of Health Sciences has held its weekly meeting on Monday 17th Dec 2018, at the meeting room of AUCHS, chaired by the Principal Dr.Said A. Walhad, attended by the Deans, associate Deans, Assistant Administrators and Head of Community development and research center.

The issues discussed were; review of previous meeting decisions and their implementation in which each Dean has presented how far they have done of the decision made in the previous and what challenges they met, Midterm exams results in which almost all the schools have the results with few exams that will be returned within the coming days.

Also we discussed the Community services and the management team interventions presented by the head of the department and with participation of most Deans the Thursday community activities of 13th of Dec 2018 raising many challenges the students and supervisors are facing discussed in the meeting with many solutions suggested that will implemented within this week, students community donations nearly to be finalized within the coming two weeks ,supervision of the lectures and office works , documentation strengthening.

Finally we Agreed on the start of workshops on teaching methodology and the Deans to send as early as possible the list of lecturers who will participate the training.

Amoud University Jointly with King’s College London, Starts Second batch of Health Professions Education (HPE) Certificate.

The Masters in Health Professions Education (HPE) is a course accredited by Amoud University, Edna Adan University and University of Hargeisa, run jointly with King’s College, London, U.K. It is designed to help those teaching in the health faculties at the three 
Somaliland Universities to develop their skills in teaching, assessment and curriculum design  and to participate in educational research and leadership.After the four modules in the first year participants can leave with a certificate in HPE or continue to a diploma in the second year or to a masters after 3 years.

The modules are either run face to face in Boroma and Hargeisa or online using the Medicine Africa website. The programme is funded for 5 years through a SPHEIR grant from the UK government.Those on the course will start to be involved in co-teaching in the third year with the intention that the course will be taken over by Somaliland faculty after 5 years. They will be able to expand it in to other faculties within their Universities and other Universities in Somaliland.

The first year of 24 candidates completed in April 2018 and 19 progressed to the diploma while 34 are in the second year of the certificate programme. The third module of the certificate took place in Boroma in November 2018 with 14 participants and John Rees and Sarah Curr as tutors. It was once again a pleasure to teach the enthusiastic and knowledgeable Amoud group in Boroma.

Our hope in developing the programme was that the learning on the course would have an effect on other teachers in the Faculty and University over time creating a community of educators. The Amoud team have exceeded expectations by passing on their learning on the certificate to the rest of the faculty in the first year of the programme.

Professor John Rees

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