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Making a difference

30 March 2016

Making a difference in the OR
Dr Najia Hasan teaching anaesthesia techniques

Film captures huge impact of anaesthesia training

The Phoenix Project’s specialist anaesthesia training in Namibia is the first to take place in the country and is making a huge impact.

Namibia has just a handful of specialist anaesthetists so surgery and critical care often rely on medical officers who have had little anaesthesia training.

With the support of the Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET), intensive courses have now been carried out in Windhoek, Rundu and Oshakati, ahead of a Masters course in anaesthesia.

The project is run hand in hand with the University of Namibia, whose senior staff believe the project will eventually have benefits across southern Africa.

The work of the Phoenix Project team in Namibia has been captured in this film which follows anaesthesia teaching and training in Windhoek and Oshakati, and a fact finding visit to Rehoboth.