Rikus Grobler | Feb 8, 2018 | 0
Med School welcome German partner
A team of health experts from Germany was in the country recently to look at ways of strengthening the quality and quantity of medical training in the country.
The German Healthcare Partnership (GHP), a joint initiative between the German Federal Ministry for Economic Development and Cooperation, and the German Federation of Industries in the healthcare sector will assist government to strengthen the quality and quantity of medical teaching and upgrading the teaching hospitals in order to ensure excellent education and the establishment of patient-oriented, high-quality healthcare services
According to an earlier discussion that the GHP had with Namibian Ambassador to Germany, Neville Gertze, the strengthening of medical education and the modernisation of the teaching hospitals are the main priorities of the Namibian health sector development.
GHP will conduct a comprehensive assessment of the requirements of the Medical School and the designated teaching hospitals to arrive at an informed decision regarding the current situation and potential project options.
This assessment will be conducted in close collaboration with local experts and stakeholders and shall comprise an assessment of the current health care system in the Khomas region with particular focus on hospital care and medical education; assessment of the teaching capacity, quality, curricula and corresponding needs in strengthening academic education; assessment of needs for rehabilitation and expansion of Katutura State Hospital and Windhoek Central Hospital with regard to architectural and functional design, technical infrastructure, medical and non-medical equipment, among others.
The results of the feasibility study and other assessments will be discussed by the medical school staff and other concerned stakeholders.