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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 33  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 292-296

An international standard fetal ultrasound training programme organized in a low resource setting: The ISUOG-benin city experience

1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, College of Medical Sciences, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria
2 Department of Radiography and Radiation Science, College of Medical Sciences, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria

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E Enabudoso
Maternal.Fetal Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/TJOG.TJOG_48_16

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Objectives: To organise an indigenous, cost-effective, short, intensive fetal ultrasound training programme in a low-resource setting, in order to improve the quality and quantity of skilled professionals in the field of obstetric sonography in a low-income country. Methods: The course was implemented in two stages namely the pre-workshop preparations and workshop proper. The former stage involved achieving international accreditation, publicising the programme as well as participant registration. The latter stage was focused on the workshop training activities which included lectures, practical sessions, discussions and hands-on sessions. Results: A high level of satisfaction with the programme was demonstrated by participants following a questionnaire assessment. Registration process and communication before the workshop were mostly rated as excellent and good. Other parameters such as lectures, practical sessions, coverage of objectives, knowledge improvement and others, followed the same pattern. Conclusion: Short, indigenous, cost-effective training programmes can be successfully carried out in a low-resource setting and the simple model allows for easy imitation at other relevant locations.

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