Freedom From Fistula (FFF) strives to provide the highest standard of care possible within an African setting. Capacity building of national staff and quality improvements are an important part of all the FFF projects.
Our national staff in Africa are a mix of Ministry of Health staff posted to our projects, employed and on-call staff. Clinical and non-clinical support staff. We aim to help all of them develop their skills and competencies in their chosen areas.
Our surgical, anaesthetic, nurse and midwife training programs focus on quality of care, quality improvement and respect for patients.
Equally, all non-clinical staff have to learn respect for patients and support the ethos of FFF to provide compassionate care for patients.
The ongoing pandemic hampered the restart of some of our training programs for external students in 2021 but the majority of ongoing mentorship and training of in-house staff continued.
We train 100+ individuals per year to help capacity building, provide medical staff training, community education and compassionate care.