Written by Ekran Rashid

Contributor: Carrie Noxon

This quarter, the NEST Kenya team led biomedical training at Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya. Biomedical training focuses on providing biomedical engineers and technicians with skills in proper repair and maintenance of NEST technologies during planned preventive and corrective maintenance.

Having trained biomedical personnel available ensures sustainability with regards to maintenance of the NEST360 qualified technologies and knowledge transfer through mentorship and on-job training during both corrective and scheduled maintenance at the facilities and skills labs.

During the training session, Biomedical Engineers and technicians (BMET) also participated in Training of Trainers (TOT) and skills handover training. In skills handover training, the  BMETs to learned to become mentors and facilitators for BMET providers courses. In learning to train others, these courses have created a pool of qualified biomedical personnel who will support future training on NEST technologies in Kenya.

Kenyatta Participants
Mission to revolutionize newborn care in sub-Saharan Africa

Mission to revolutionize newborn care in sub-Saharan Africa

The Newborn Essential Solutions and Technologies (NEST360) international alliance has launched Phase 2 of its groundbreaking mission to reduce newborn mortality in sub-Saharan Africa with $65 million in funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), The ELMA Foundation, and generous individual contributions.