Twenty years experience of mutual learning experiences and empowerment between Moi university in Eldoret, Kenya, and the Faculty of Health Sciences in Linköping Sweden
2012 (English)Conference paper, Abstract (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
More than twenty years ago, the Ministry of health in Nairobi, Kenya, decided to start the second medical school in the country. The Ministry was recommended by WHO to establish the new school with a strong community focus, using problem-based learning methods and other principles adopted by the “Network: Towards Unity for Health”. The founders approached members of the Network including McMaster in Canada and Maastricht in The Netherlands (two schools who served as models when FHS, LiU was established 1986) and Faculty of Health Sciences, Linkoping University. The Linkoping experience of inter-professional learning was of special interest. In 1990, the first Medical students were admitted to the new medical school in Eldoret. Teachers form Linkoping supported the faculty in Eldoret in the general outline and pedagogical design of first, the medical and later, the nursing curriculum. Over the years 253 students and 225 teachers have been able to learn from our different cultures by exchange visits. We now meet the challenge of a new generation that will succeed and hopefully continue this important work.
What did we learn and how will we make this continue?
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
international, collaboration, education
National CategoryPedagogical Work
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-84579OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-84579DiVA: diva2:560374
Towards Unity for Health, 9-14 October, 2012, Thunder Bay, Northern Ontario, Canada