A million thanks to GlobeMed at MIT representatives Sherry Fu and Elizabeth Shanahan, who brought six computers to our clinic in Kara and spent two weeks training our staff. While working with a translator to teach computer lessons in a different cultural environment proved difficult, “everyone’s motivation and great efforts to learn and understand made it easier to teach,” said Fu and Shanahan.
In everyone’s opinion, this training was a huge success. A large part of our staff had never even touched a computer. “I had to learn how to double-click, save a file, even turn on the computer!” said Nadege, our Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) Assistant. Now, all of our staff are able to enter data into computers, and a good number were able to learn advanced functions in Excel such as vlookup, sumif, conditional formatting and data validation.
Elise Takao, HTH Financial Officer, learning Microsoft Excel functions, with instruction by Sherry Fu and Elizabeth Shanahan.
Thanks to our friends at GlobeMed/MIT, we will be able to monitor data with much more precision. From pharmaceutical inventory analysis to electronic socio-medical records for our PMTCT program, this training will help us in our pursuit to provide the highest standard of care here in one of the poorest nations in the world.
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