PATS MECOR and BREATHE Annual Scientific Meeting held in Malawi July 2016

The 2016 PATS MECOR and BREATHE Annual Scientific meeting was held at the College of Medicine in Blantyre Malawi. A total of 42 students attended the programme. Countries represented at the course were Nigeria, Benin, Malawi, Tanzania, Ethiopia, DRC, Cameroon, Uganda, Sudan, South Africa, Namibia, Guinea, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Zambia. A skilled and experienced faculty facilitated the course and the lectures and other sessions were lively and interactive. Spirometry Training for PATS MECOR course attendees and an Air Quality Monitoring Workshop were held prior to the course with additional Spirometry Training sessions and an Asthma Workshop taking place throughout the week for Health Professionals in Blantyre. The BREATHE Partnership worked closely with Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Trust (MLW) and Healthy Lungs for Life to deliver a community engagement event at a Primary School in Chikwawa raising awareness of lung health in the local community and surrounding areas. The day was a complete success, lots of people turned out and took part in the activities.