Training of medical experts at URI – Soča
ITF is providing capacity building support to rehabilitation institutions in West Bank and Gaza. Conflict-affected societies often do not possess national capabilities for providing complicated medical support to victims of conflicts. ITF is therefore implementing a capacity building project providing training of medical experts from Bethlehem, West Bank.
On 07 May 2018, Ahmed and Mohammed, experts from Bethlehem, arrived to the University Rehabilitation Institute of the Republic of Slovenia (URI – Soča), where they are receiving extensive training in rehabilitation medicine with emphasis on rehabilitation care. 100 hours of training in 20 days have been specifically designed for the two medical experts, with an important aspect of their training being to familiarize them with a team approach to rehabilitation. The aim of the project is building sustainability of national medical capacities through knowledge transfer. It will enable experts to apply the gained experience to their profession and practice back in Bethlehem. Training of medical experts will be finished on 08 June 2018.
The project is financed by the Republic of Slovenia, Republic of Korea and the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID).