We build professional capacity in the management of pediatric critical illness and injury in sub-Saharan Africa through the development of sustainable training and education programs. We are focusing on:
Examples of our Ongoing Work
FPECC is a two-year fellowship in Pediatric Emergency and Critical Care geared towards pediatricians from Sub-Saharan Africa. Training occurs at University of Nairobi/ Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi and at A.I.C. Kijabe Hospital in rural Kenya. Fellows are getting trained in management of acutely and critically-ill children in the public and private, urban and rural, tertiary care and district level health care sectors which are all relevant to practitioners in sub-Saharan Africa. FPECC training and fellow supervision is provided by a combination of local Kenyan and visiting experts in Pediatric Emergency and Pediatric Critical Care. The first class of PECC fellows was enrolled in January 2019.
The curriculum for the Fellowship in Pediatric Emergency and Critical Care was developed by Pediatric Emergency, Pediatric Critical Care, Pediatric Anesthesia, Pediatric Endocrinology, and Pediatric Pulmonary subspecialists from University of Nairobi, University of Washington/ Seattle Children’s, A.I.C. Kijabe Hospital and Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital. The curriculum has been evaluated and discussed with representatives from the Kenyan Ministry of Health and the Kenyan Pediatrics Association and was approved by the University of Nairobi as the accrediting institution. This is the first program of this kind in sub-Saharan Africa.
All PECC team members are certified instructors in Emergency Triage and Assessment + (ETAT+), Pediatric Fundamentals Critical Care Support (PFCCS) or Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and actively involved in increasing pediatric acute and critical care capacity in sub-Saharan Africa.