A second group of nine SafeCare surveyors was trained by COHSASA Chief Surveyor Dr Giel van Schalkwyk at the Jacaranda Hotel in Nairobi with a 100% pass rate!

In attendance was Dr Christine Deurman, Senior Quality Manager at SafeCare (PharmAccess) who observed the process. The SafeCare Surveyor training programme has been accredited as meeting the requirements of the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua).

The nine trainees are now certified SafeCare Surveyors which means they are competent to conduct external surveys of clinics in the SafeCare Quality Improvement Programme. SafeCare methodology is being implemented in Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria and Tanzania. As of June 2012 there were 326 facilities in the programme and an additional 100 are expected to enroll by the end of this year (2012).

The new SafeCare Surveyors trained in August in Nairobi. From left to right back row: Dr Emmanuel Aiyenigba (medical doctor from Nigeria) and Dr Heri Marwa (medical doctor from Tanzania). Second row from back: Dr Ibironke Dada (dentist from Nigeria); Ms Lilian Shija (laboratory technologist from Tanzania).Third row: Ms Bonifacia Agyei (registered nurse from Ghana), Mr Kennedy Kibet (clinical officer from Tanzania), Mr Lester Chawiyah (registered nurse from Kenya). Front row: Ms Meggy Agola (registered nurse from Kenya), Dr Giel van Schalkwyk, Chief COHSASA Surveyor (from South Africa) and Dr Maxwell Antwi (medical doctor from Ghana).