This page provides information about the first three international pilots of the Essential Gynaecological Skills (EGS) course.
First pilot: Sri Lanka, June 2016
The first international pilot of the EGS project took place at the Sri Lanka College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists from 27 June – 1 July 2016.
A team of five UK faculty led by Dr Wijeratne and joined by a member of RCOG Global Health made the visit to Colombo for the week to deliver the training to 35 health workers (nurses and junior doctors) with the support of two local consultants and a local project coordinator.
The faculty were also supported by Dr Gamini Perera, President of SLCOG and Dr Karunaratne, Past President and Professor Senanayake the Chairman of the RCOG International Representative Committee.
During the week the faculty gave lectures and ran hands-on workshops using role play, discussion groups and practical clinical sessions to cover 10 modules of essential gynaecological care. All of the sessions were delivered using a human rights approach to teach the importance of respectful care and good communication with patients and colleagues.
The course was extremely well-received and provided excellent feedback and learning to develop the course. One delegate really summed up the strong value of the course to the delegates; he said: