MOHAN Foundation’s ‘Transplant Coordinators’ Training Programme’ in top three nalists at British Medical Journal Awards South Asia 2018 in Excellence in Medical Education category
MOHAN Foundation’s ‘Transplant Coordinators’ Training Programme’ was in the top three finalists at the British Medical Journal (BMJ) Awards South Asia 2018 in the category of Excellence in Medical Education. A total of 1575 nominations were received from nine countries - Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka for 10 award categories in phase I. In phase II, 370 nominations were shortlisted. Each entry was assessed for impact, novelty, regional relevance, patient engagement, and scalability. After a final phase of vetting, 30 finalists were picked to make presentations in front of a jury of clinicians, representatives of patients’ organisations, and members of the editorial team of The BMJ on 1st December 2018 at The Hilton in Chennai.
Dr. Sumana Navin, Course Director, MOHAN Foundation made the presentation on the ‘Transplant Coordinators’ Training Programme’ in front of the jury. She was accompanied by team members Ms. Sujatha Suriyamoorthi and Ms. Ann Alex. MOHAN Foundation initiated a structured ‘Transplant Coordinators Training Programme’ in December 2009. This was the first such training in South Asia and 2060 candidates were trained till November 2018. In a pilot project in the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital, Chennai, through the counselling and coordination services of trained transplant coordinators, 66% of families said “yes” to organ donation.
A one-year online course (E-learning with one-week contact session) was launched to help working health care professionals expand their knowledge and upgrade their skills in transplant coordination.
The core team of the Transplant Coordinators' Training Programme comprises Dr. Sunil Shroff, Managing Trustee, Mrs. Lalitha Raghuram, Country Director, Dr. Sumana Navin, Course Director, Ms. Sujatha Suriyamoorthi, Manager - Information Systems, Ms. Ann Alex, Programme Associate, and Ms. Pallavi Kumar, Executive Director (NCR). The Transplant Coordinators' Training Programme is supported by Tata Trusts, and the E-learning course (Post Graduate Diploma in Transplant Coordination & Grief Counselling) by SBI Foundation, SBI DFHI Limited and Tata Trusts.
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