On any graduation day, graduates are made to believe that all of them have the same level of knowledge and skills. Soon after, however there is a rapid divergence and you may be lagging far behind your graduating class, even your best friend.
CPD is important because it ensures you are competent in your profession. It is a continuous process, throughout your professional carrier. The ultimate outcome of a well-executed and effective CPD is to safeguard the PUBLIC, the EMPLOYER, the PROFFESSION, the PROFESSIONAL and his carrier.
CPD can be mandated by law or regulation but, at the core, it is a personal responsibility of every professional to maintain optimum levels of current knowledge and skills that enable them to deliver the highest quality of services, that safeguards the public and meets the expectations of clients and requirements of the profession.
CPD should be engaging and fun to do. CPD must be relevant.
That is why the African Institute for Health Transformation at SCH (AIHTSagam), in collaboration with Machealth, the Division of E-Learning Innovation at McMaster University and Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board (KMPDB) launched its online CPD platform for Kenyan doctors on Friday, September 21, 2018, at the KMPDB Centre, Nairobi. The grand occasion was video-linked live with McMaster University, Hamilton Canada, with Prof. Anthony Levinson and Rosa Kovalski in Ottawa. There was a full house in Nairobi, led by the CEO of KMPDB, Dr. Daniel Yumbya and Chair of the Kenya Medical Association, Dr Jackie Kitulu. All the ten national health regulatory councils and associations were present as we plan on expanding the online CPD platform to other cadres of healthcare workers such as laboratory technicians, nutritionists and clinical officers. Prof. John Adwok, Chair of the South Sudan Medical Council urged AIHT to extend the online CPD service to SS health professionals immediately after the launch.
As part of the presentation, AIHT Sagam was able to demonstrate how the platform works in real-time. We wish to thank Dr. Walter Obita, Mr. Duncan Mwai, Mr. Crispus Muthiani and Mr. Isaiah Opondo (together with Ms. Kovalski, Prof. Levinson, Dr. Khama Rogo and Dr. Lucie Rogo) for their support in getting the hub and the launch up and running.
The new online service offers intensive courses written by professionals for professionals and opportunity for thoughtful interaction with peers, both in Kenya, the region and beyond.
To sign up or find out more, please visit the AIHT Sagam website or copying and pasting the following url into your browser: www.aihtsagamhub.com