Walter Akello

Medical Student – University of Nairobi, Kenya
FACES Kisumu, October – December 2010

I am a final year medical student at the University of Nairobi. I undertook my elective term at the FACES Kisumu site from October to December 2010. My elective term was very successful.

I wish to take this time to thank FACES so much for the opportunity to work and learn at the facility. I was able to meet my objectives, and well beyond my expectations. My learning went well beyond the clinical work to involve health service management, participating in ongoing studies, laboratory and fieldwork. It was a wonderful learning and working experience.

The skills I acquired have been helpful beyond FACES; I am currently undertaking an online HIV management course and indeed have a strong foundation to build on. The skills and knowledge have equally come in handy in my ward work and daily care of patients at the training hospital.

Following my experience at and after FACES, I believe FACES is an excellent facility for training on HIV/AIDS comprehensive care, research, as well as for the management of health services. In this regard, beyond my many thanks for the opportunity given, I wish to suggest that where possible and resources allowing, FACES can grant more opportunities so that many more scholars may benefit from the ongoing operations even as they give back by serving patients.

It was wonderful to work with FACES. Thank You.

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