The Surgical Society of Kenya (SSK) has collaborated with the Kenya red Cross, the Innovative Canadians for Change (ICChange) and faculty from Indiana University to mount a two day ATLS demonstration course on 3rd and 4th March, 2015. This demonstration course coincided with a visit to Kenya by a delegation from the American College of Surgeons (ACS) to explore how Kenya can move ahead with promulgation of ATLS in the country. The course was conducted at the Red Cross Training Centre equipped to meet requirements established by ACS Trauma Committee.
The list of trainees was developed through stakeholder inputs and included participants from Kenya Orthopedics Association, Kenya Red Cross, Kenya Association of Urological surgeons, Kenya Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, local surgical training programs and organizations currently involved in advanced trauma training.
The course was mainly taught by faculty from Indiana University.
Faculty list: Dr. Inger Schipper, Dr. Andrew Baker, Dr. Gerardo Gomez, Dr. Abdulah Swaleh, Dr. Clark Simons, Dr. Michelle Laughlin, Dr. Kariuki Murage, Dr. Deng Mapiou, Dr. Carol Spears, Sherri Marley and Judith Opondo
Course Participants: Drs. Jeremiah Gitau, Kizito Shisanya, James Kigera, Winfred Kimani, Adams Ali, Daniel Ojuka, Stanley Machoki, Johan Tabu Simiyu, Paul Makokha, Andrew Wandera, Caesar Bitta, Nduhiu Mathenge, Patrick Mburugu, Benjamin Wabwire, Agneta Odera and Moses Mwangi. From the list of sixteen trainees, potential instructors would be identified to through instructor training and then participate in an inaugural course co-taught by ATLS faculty before forming the ATLS Faculty in Kenya who would conduct future ATLS Courses under auspices of SSK. A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between SSK and ACS to oversee the process.