Regional experts help Seychelles think through modern approaches to regulate health care professionals
Dr. Kgosi Letlape, President of the Health Professions Council of South Africa and Mr Daniel Yumbya, CEO of the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board were in Seychelles from the 21st to 24th March 2018 to work with the Ministry of Health and the Seychelles Medical and Dental Council and other professional councils on new approaches for regulation in Seychelles.
The two experts lectured respectively about the privilege and exigencies of professional self-regulation and on steps to improve Medical and Dental Practice through Innovation and self-regulation, recounting especially the experience of the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board.
They also held meetings with senior officials of the Ministry, the Health Care Agency and the Public Health Authority.
The aim of the interaction was to educate health care professionals on the role and responsibilities of the regulatory bodies (the Councils), to create awareness of the need to revise and revamp existing legislation and to empower health care professionals to actively engage with their respective councils in the revision of existing legislations.
Dr Letlape and Dr Yumbya are expected to continue engaging with Seychelles on these topics.