Jan 16, 2009, 4:53 AM
Can you tell me your education background and experience?
My name is
Sarjo Kebba Kanyi; the world knows me as SK, born in
Based on hard work and merit I was identified by the Chief Executive of hospital to joint the Ophthalmology unit at RVTH for possible overseas training.
In 1993 I
returning home I worked in RVTH for two years before proceeding to the same
I return to
In 2004 I
left for the
in 2005 with MSc and a Post graduate diploma and have since return home to
continue with eye care services. I worked in RVTH for one year until January
2007 when I was again posted to Brikama health center as head of the eye unit
and responsible for eye care services in western region, providing surgical eye
care services for
short period I had an opportunity to travel to
surprise in December 2007 I was appointed as Administrator for SZRRECC with
SZRECC DOING IN THE
The Goal of establishing the SZRECC is to improve the eye Health of the population of Health For Peace Initiative countries, The Gambia, Senegal Guinea Bissau and Guinea Conakry through training, surgical intervention for more complex and complicated eye disease, which hitherto have been referred abroad, provision of outreach services and for research.
With quality and best practice being its goal these activities are carried out through its various units:
.Optical sub-unit, including Low Vision services
.Local production of eye drops, the center is now producing its own drugs
Surgical Procedures available at present include:
Suture less small incision cataract surgery with IOL implant.
Excision of dermoids, pterygii, lid growths, trabut
Destructive surgery etc
The center runs 24 hours eye care services.
Regional Ophthalmic Training programme is now attracting student far beyond health for peace Initiative countries with students coming from as far as Madagascar and Zambia; this is we have seen students coming from Tanzania and Zanzibar.
a link with Singleton hospitals in
Satellite connection for all our wards and clinic, patients can easily watch TV and listen to news whiles waiting for their Doctors.
The production of local eye drops at SZRECC, the regional center
Borehole for center, knowing that hospital cannot go without water and this would ensure quality.
All units functioning except the research unit which hopefully will take off by January 2009.
Wireless internet connection for the facility among others
Community outreach services for SJGH in Bwiam and Kaninlai.
Can you tell me something about your training programme?
.Certificate course in Community Ophthalmic Nursing
.Diploma in Ophthalmic Nursing
.Advance Diploma in Surgical Ophthalmic Nursing.
.Local production of eye drops
.English Language courses for three months
INSERVICE TRAINING FOR NURSE ATTENDANTS
MONTHSNo. of Patients seen at OPDNo. of Eye Operations
TUESDAYTHEATRE/ GLAUCOMA CLINIC/TUTORIALS
SATURSDAY24 HOURS CALL SERVICES
SUNDAY24 HOURS CALL SERVICES