General Electric (GE) and the Kenya Cardiac Society (KCS) have partnered to offer echocardiography training to doctors and technicians in public and private hospitals in Kenya.

The two-year programme will train doctors and technicians and will take place in six-month cohorts targeting 40 people.

Participants will be equipped with technical skills on cardiac imaging with a focus on anatomy, physiology and hemodynamic as well as sonographic measurement and probe manipulation skills. Additionally, training will include practical sessions instructed by professional sonographers and physician cardiologists.

Currently, there is no standardized echocardiography training course in Kenya.