On August 24, a workshop was held in Eldoret, Kenya, as part of the FSPI project HepWek funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs. The participants, Kenya project investigators, reviewed the materials that will be used to train healthcare workers in early diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).
The Curriculum Workshop was facilitated by Dr. Claudio Owino, an expert in medical education. As the HepWek project aligns with the National Cancer Strategic Plan 2017-2022, Dr. JP Bor- Malenya, a representative from the Kenya Ministry of Health (MoH), Department of National Cancer Control Program (NCCP), was invited to join the team and attend the workshop.
During the Curriculum Workshop, a Draft 1 Training Manual and other training and assessment materials, which were earlier developed, were reviewed. These constitute the tools that will be used for the training of healthcare workers in order to educate them in early diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and early identification of people at risk of developing HCC. At the end of this workshop, a Draft 2 document was drawn and submitted to other trainers and the Head of the NCCP for them to review it.
The first training of healthcare workers is scheduled for the month of September 2022. It will be carried out for healthcare workers of the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital.