Disque Foundation team travels to Nairobi, Kenya to train dozens of health care providers in advanced life support practices
January 4, 2019 Chicago – During the two-week trip, January 11 – 25, a team of Disque Foundation and Global FICCS volunteers will train 60 health providers and an additional 80 members of the public in a variety of lifesaving techniques including Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).
The Disque and FICCS team will work with and train doctors and nurses at Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi, Moi Voi Hospital in Voi, Kenya, as well as at the girl’s center at Boxing Girls in Kariobangi, Kenya.
The foundation’s trip is a project of the Save a Life Initiative, a partnership between the Disque Foundation, National Health Care Provider Solutions, the most trusted name in online medical certification, and the Global Foundation for International Cardiac and Community Services (FICCS).
“Comprehensive online content paired with hands on training helps Kenyans throughout the country learn and master CPR and ACLS,” says Disque Foundation advisory board member and Global FICCS founder, Dr. Parag Patel.
“This is the second time we will visit Compassionate Hands for the Disabled in Kariobangi, Kenya says Mackenzie Thompson, outreach associate and trip coordinator at the Disque Foundation. “Last time we were in Kariobangi we met with and trained Jackie in CPR and first aid, she is now on scholarship from FICCS assisting at Compassionate Hands. We’re all excited to see her again and the progress she’s made in caring for more than 100 children.”
More about the Disque Foundation
The Disque Foundation empowers people to save lives by providing advanced health care education to underserved populations in the United States and around the world. Through its Save a Life Initiative, the Disque team teaches multiple life-support courses through a first-of-its-kind, free online platform.