On 31 January representatives of I-TECH (International Training & Education Center for Health) in Ukraine, the center’s director Anna Shapoval and program director Iryna Yuriev met with rector of Ternopil State Medical University Professor Mykhaylo Korda to discuss areas of cooperation.
During the meeting, both sides discussed a joint project which would introduce topical courses in HIV / AIDS prevention at postgraduate level for nurses and other practical medicine professionals.
Anna Shapoval said that the center began operating in 2012 and is focused HIV / AIDS epidemic. “We support development and implementation of training programs for junior medical specialists. We already have two partners we have been working with for a long time. One of them is the Center of Public Health. Together with its staff we develop their network of training HIV / AIDS centers in four regions. For two years we also work closely with Bohomolets National Medical University on HIV / AIDS issues at the level of primary care. We decided to extend our support and cooperation in the level of nurse education. I would like to say that there is a need for such training programs. We want to develop a pilot project to introduce Advanced Training of nurses and specialists based in your university. The training course will involve teachers and experts from all regions of Ukraine, “- added Anna Shapoval.
For his part, rector of Ternopil State Medical University, Dr. Korda noted that our university has all necessary resources to implement such project: we have experienced staff, as well as facilities and equipment.
The meeting resulted in signing a memorandum of cooperation.