SCH and the African Institute for Health Transformation recently hosted an eye research training sponsored by the Fred Hollows Foundation. The purpose of this training was to educate and provide participants with the necessary tools to conduct ophthalmic research with the hopes of helping eradicate preventable eye conditions in Kenya. Nine Research Assistants from around the country traveled to Sagam to be trained.
Cecilia Ngari, a participant from Nakuru County believes that “with projects such as these Kenya will finally move forward towards eradicating preventable eye conditions.” Ngari learnt that “with good, detailed data collection tools, one can gather a lot of valuable and impactful information.” Ngari also described how the training gave her the opportunity to form both professional and social relationships with people in her field.
Solomon Tarus, a participant from Baringo believes that as a result of the training he can now pursue a higher degree in research or ophthalmic nursing.
(Pictured: Research Assistances attentively listening to a lecture in the new African Institute for Health Transformation (AIHT) space)