UMN & IOM Co-lead Back-to-Back Trainings in Nairobi, Kenya and Kampala, Uganda

April 1, 2019

In February, the Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility organized two back-to-back trainings for the United Nations Agency for Migration (IOM) – first in Nairobi, Kenya and then in Kampala, Uganda.

The trainings were part of a physical examination quality improvement program that was launched in late 2017 as part of the broader UMN-IOM partnership project. With leadership from Dr. Andrew Olson and Dr. Bill Stauffer, the goal of the program is to standardize and strengthen physical examination skills of IOM physicians through the development of guidelines and trainings. The program utilizes a train-the-trainer model whereby UMN faculty and partners train IOM master trainers on examination skills, training techniques, and approaches for giving effective feedback to colleagues. 

The trainings in February marked an exciting new phase in the program as the trainings were jointly designed and delivered by UMN faculty and IOM master trainers. The training team included:

  • Jacob Angulya, Physician, International Organization for Migration – Uganda
  • Thomas Kwaku Bih, Physician, International Organization for Migration – Ghana
  • Catherine Boinett, Physician, International Organization for Migration – Kenya
  • Brett Hendel-Paterson, Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota Medical School; Physician, Regions Hospital
  • Ange Irakoze, Physician, International Organization for Migration – Kampala
  • Thomas Kalasani, Physician, International Organization for Migration – Tanzania
  • Patricia Mburu, Physician, International Organization for Migration – Kenya
  • Miguel Ruiz Diaz, Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota Medical School; Internal Medicine Hospitalist, Regions Hospital

Group photo of UMN and IOM trainersIOM / UMN training and coordination team in Nairobi, Kenya. From left to right: Dr. Patricia Mburu (IOM), Dr. Brett Hendel-Paterson (UMN), Dr. Miguel Ruiz-Diaz (UMN), Dr. Catherine Boinett (IOM), Dr. Catherine Yen (IOM), Erin Mann (UMN), Dr. Thomas Kwaku Bih.

 IOM physicians practice physical examination skills in small groups in Nairobi, Kenya.IOM physicians practice physical examination skills in small groups in Nairobi, Kenya.

Dr. Jacob Angulya (second from left) and Dr. Miguel Ruiz Diaz (fourth from left) lead small group sessions on heart sounds in Kampala, Uganda. Dr. Jacob Angulya (second from left) and Dr. Miguel Ruiz Diaz (fourth from left) lead small group sessions on heart sounds in Kampala, Uganda. 

Dr. Miguel Ruiz Diaz demonstrates an abdominal examination in Kampala, Uganda.Dr. Miguel Ruiz Diaz demonstrates an abdominal examination in Kampala, Uganda.