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ECSACOG Training of Trainers Course in Lesotho

In the fight against maternal and neonatal mortalities, education and mentorship play pivotal roles in shaping the next generation of obstetricians and gynecologists. Recognizing this imperative, the East, Central, and Southern Africa College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ECSACOG), in collaboration with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), proudly embarked on a transformative journey in Lesotho. Through a comprehensive three-day Training of Trainers (ToT) course, healthcare leaders were equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to mentor future specialists, addressing the pressing healthcare challenges facing the country.

Addressing Maternal and Neonatal Mortalities: A Call to Action

Lesotho, like many countries in the region, grapples with alarmingly high maternal and neonatal mortality rates. In response to this urgent call to action, ECSACOG and RCSI joined forces to empower local healthcare professionals with the tools and expertise needed to effect meaningful change. The ToT course served as a catalyst for building a cadre of skilled trainers capable of nurturing the next generation of obstetricians and gynecologists, thereby mitigating the devastating impact of maternal and neonatal mortalities in the country.

Collaborative Excellence: ECSACOG-RCSI Partnership

At the heart of this endeavor lies a synergistic partnership between ECSACOG and RCSI, united by a shared commitment to advancing healthcare excellence. Leveraging ECSACOG’s extensive expertise in obstetrics and gynecology education and RCSI’s renowned global reputation in surgical training, the partnership brought together the best of both worlds. Together, they designed a comprehensive ToT course tailored to the unique needs of Lesotho, ensuring relevance, efficacy, and sustainability.

Empowering Healthcare Leaders: The ToT Course Experience

The three-day ToT course served as a transformative learning experience for participants, encompassing a diverse array of topics ranging from clinical skills development to effective teaching methodologies. Through interactive workshops, hands-on training sessions, and case-based discussions, participants honed their mentoring skills, gained insights into best practices, and forged invaluable connections with peers and mentors alike.

Furthermore, the ToT course provided a platform for knowledge exchange and collaboration, fostering a supportive environment where participants could leverage each other’s expertise and experiences to drive collective progress. By the course’s conclusion, participants emerged not only as certified trainers but also as champions of change, equipped with the tools and confidence needed to mentor future generations of obstetricians and gynecologists.