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Workshop with Swedish specialists on improving public health curricula

Workshop with Swedish specialists

On September 16, 2019 Workshop with Swedish specialists on improving public health curricula was held at the Belarusian State Medical University. The Workshop was organized under the auspices of the World Health Organization and the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus.

Among the participants of the Workshop were:

  • Max Petzold (Swedish National Data Service and Dept Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Gothenburg, Sweden);
  • Andrei Pyko (Research Fellow at Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet; project coordinator at Center of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Region Stockholm, Sweden);

  • Valentin Rusovich (–°oordinator of public health programs at the WHO Country Office in the Republic of Belarus);
  • Andrey Fomenko (BELMED Project Coordinator at the WHO Country Office in Belarus);
  • Olga Marshalko (Head of the Board on human resources policy and educational institutions of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus);
  • Vera Dikhtievskaya (Chief specialist of the Department of foreign affairs of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus);

  • Anatol Sikorski (Rector of the Belarusian State Medical University);
  • Victor Snezhitsky (Rector of the Grodno State Medical University);
  • Dmitry Nitkin (Rector of the Belarusian Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education).

Public health experts from the Belarusian State Medical University, the Vitebsk State Medical University, the Grodno State Medical University and the Belarusian Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education also actively participated in the workshop.

The workshop participants discussed the issues of providing quality medical care to the population in Sweden and the Republic of Belarus, as well as the areas of prospective bilateral cooperation in the field of public health and healthcare.

Professor of the University of Gothenburg Max Petzold made a short presentation on the structure, educational and scientific activities of the University of Gothenburg, noting that students from more than 35 countries study at the University. The partner network of the University of Gothenburg covers many countries of the world, including CIS countries. The parties discussed the issues of bilateral inter-university cooperation in the academic and scientific fields. The parties elaborated the draft Agreement on academic and scientific cooperation between the Belarusian State Medical University and the University of Gothenburg which was submitted for approval to the leadership of the University of Gothenburg.

The Belarusian State Medical University proposed the following areas of cooperation in the field of Public Health:

  • educational activities (joint educational projects, training of undergraduate and postgraduate students in the field of public health, organization of educational courses, internships, workshops, etc.);
  • scientific activities (joint scientific projects);
  • quality control of the provision of medical care to the population;
  • academic mobility (exchange of knowledge and experience in teaching Public Health).

All the proposals of the university were approved and the agreement was reached to intensify bilateral cooperation in all areas of mutual interest after the signing of the Cooperation Agreement.

According to the results of the workshop the participants agreed that joint activities will contribute to the establishment of partnership relations and the development of long-term, effective and mutually beneficial cooperation between educational institutions in order to exchange experience, knowledge, materials in the field of science, technology and innovation.

Exchange of knowledge within the framework of such workshops is a crucial component of international cooperation in the field of public health and healthcare that contributes to both the development of inter-university interaction and the establishment of personal contacts between specialists.

Author: Varvara Boika, Head of the Department of International Relations

I.I.Khalyamina, Deputy Head of the Department of Public Health and Healthcare Photo: Dmitry Zelenkovsky

Translation: Varvara Boika

 


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