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ESPGHAN goes Africa course teaches essential knowledge in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition

Posted:  Thursday, October 09, 2014

The second module of the 2014 ESPGHAN Goes Africa Course has just finished in South Africa (Stellenbosch University).

In its third consecutive year , the post-graduate course allows up to 30 paediatricians from the African continent to gain essential knowledge in the areas of paediatric , gastroenterology and hepatology and nutrition. By returning to the continent after the course (an entry requirement), participants help raise the quality of medical services and advice across Africa.

The 12-month certified course contains four modules: two involving classroom based teaching featuring recognised global experts and 9 e-learning modules provided by the CMR Institute .

Fellows are nominated by Heads of Paediatric Departments of the Academic Tertiary Institutions in their own countries, who much also certify that nominees will be returning to heir countries after the training in roles that are relevant to their learning.

The course has been developed by the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN), a scientific society that promotes medical and scientific knowledge to standardize the management of children and to give competent advice to doctors and other health professionals.

The course is supported by an educational grant from the Nestlé Nutrition Institute (NNI) for the purpose of setting up a Postgraduate Competence course on Pediatric Nutrition, Gastroenterology & Hepatology (hereafter the Course).