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International SCHP Presentation Ceremonies in 2019


The Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital in Apia, Samoa held their Presentation Ceremony for 2018 successful participants of the Sydney Child Health Program on 29th March 2019.

The ceremony was opened by Dr Litara Esera, Senior Registrar and a candidate of the Master’s program with Sydney University welcomed the participants, family, staff and the Ministry of Health. The ceremony was well attended by representatives of each division of the hospital. A prayer of thanks was given by Rev Poasa Toia and the keynote speaker was Dr Edward Tito Kamu, Head of Unit.

Dr Kirtimalini Dalbhanjan spoke of the program history, vision, mission and shared the success story of their selection and batch against many odds. She expressed pride and satisfaction with the confidence gained by all the nurses who successfully completed the program in 2018 and the impact it would have in serving the sick children of Samoa.

Presentation of Certificates by Principal Nurse Manager Natasha to: RN Gauula Tone, RN Filipina Kaisa, RN Camilla Ah Hoy, RN Doris Pupuali’i

Gauula Tone and Dorris Pupuali’i spoke on behalf of the participants thanking all involved in the program.

The SCHP team in Sydney express their hearty congratulations to all successful participants of the program as well as Dr Kirtimalini Dalbhanjan and key supporters from the hospital and the National Health Team in Samoa who made it possible for participants to access this quality paediatric education. We welcome new enrolees to the program.


Photo 1: 2018 SCHP successful participants - RN Gauula Tone, RN Filipina Kaisa, RN Camilla Ah Hoy, RN Doris Pupuali’I - with Hou Dr Tito and staff of Paediatrics.

Photo 2: Dr Kirtimalini Anand, Tutor and Program Coordinator giving the key note speech


Kilifi County Hospital, Kenya Presentation Ceremony for Class of 2018


Seven participants (Mr Shalton Mwaringa, Mr Boniface Luganje, Mr Patrick Kosgei, Ms Joyce Langat, Ms Mwanajuma Ngama, Mr Alexander Makazi and Mr John Musembi) from the Kilifi County Hospital SCHP site were successful in their December 2018 exam. However, only four participants were able to attend the presentation ceremony on 29th March 2019.

At the local monthly staff meeting, participants were officially presented their certificates held at KEMRI-Wellcome Trust offices in Kilifi. During this meeting, programme directors informed staff of all the programme activities that have occurred within the month and any achievements accomplished by specific staff. It was therefore the best platform to present these certificates.

The certificates were presented by the KEMRI Centre Director, Dr. Benjamin Tsofa and Head of Clinical Service Dr. Neema Mturi. KEMRI-Wellcome Trust director, Prof. Philip Bejon was also present.


In Order: Mr Shalton Mwaringa, Mr Patrick Kosgei,Ms. Joyce Langat


National Paediatric Hospital, Phnom Penh

Class of 2018 Participants of National Paediatric Hospital, Phnom Penh, Cambodia had their presentation ceremony on 11th April 2019. Names of successful participants: Mr Hen Seang, Mr Puthe Laing, Dr Leng Yekkeang, Dr Ngor Mengrithy, Dr Yem Chantha, Mrs Touch Channeang, Ms Sonita Sun, Ms Nang Sreynet, Dr Chanthy Srun, Dr Tiv Sokuntheavy, Dr Bunnakea Em, Dr El Hannafy, Dr Seng Dararosa, Dr Mengly Chang and Dr Hong Tang.


Angkor Hospital for Children, Siem Reap


The SCHP Co-Lead, Ms Leanne Howie and Dr Claudia Turner the Angkor Hospital CEO presented certificates to all “Class of 2018” successful participants at a presentation ceremony held on 10th April 2019 at Angkor Hospital for Children, Cambodia Successful participants are: Dr Sally Hinh, Dr Sam Lyvannak, Dr Tann Thida, Dr Bunlong Leang, Dr Ratana Lim, Dr Chamrong Ouk, Dr Santepheap Keo, Dr Nimol Chhay and Nurse Lorn Loeunk


Group photo of participants and colleagues from Angkor Hospital for Children following the presentation ceremony.


Dr. Keo Santepheap presenting a thank you speech on behalf of the participants of Angkor Hospital for Children, Cambodia for the class of 2018. He also acknowledged and thanked the support of program fees by Mr and Mrs Commerford.


City Children’s Hospital, Ho Chi Minh


We are pleased to note that 5 participants (Dr Bui Doan Xuan Linh, Dr Tam Phan, Dr Linh Tran, Dr Van Minh Tran and Dr Thanh Kieu) from City Children’s Hospital, Ho Chi Minh, have successfully completed the SCHP in 2018.. Here is Dr Bui Doan Xuan Linh, a successful participant from Ho Chi Minh city Children's Hospital being presented her certificate by the SCHP tutor, Dr Nam Nguyen Tran on 11th March 2019.


Mpilo Hospital, Zimbabwe Presentation Ceremony for Class of 2018 Nurses


Dr Enia Chitiyo, Dr Gift Risinamhodzi, Nurses, Ms Clara Ngwenya, Nurse Nurse Comfort Ndimande, Precious Sibanda, Sibonokuhle Ncube, Sibusisiwe Tshuma, Ms Kesiwe Ncube, Brenda Chamata, Sikhangezile Ndlovu, Pamela Musoni, Kundai Mabigana, Lillian Chitate, Fadzai Dickson, Priscilla Moyo, Nurse Ntandoyenkosi Hlatshwayo, Hatineyi Chimbadzo, Faith Wandile Moyo, Thamsanqa Ndlovu, Trish Chekenyere nee Muchena, Christina Phiri, Silalele Dube and Pauline Mushaya