A study was published recently in BMC Medical Education Online, pointing out the gaps in teaching cultural competence for medical students in 12 european universities.
One the challenges seems to be the lack of awareness and motivation among the key stakeholders (managers, teachers), in order to allocate ressources and time for training teachers and students on CC.
In spite of increasing diversity among patients and increasing inequalities in health allover Europe, teaching of CC seems to not be yet a priority in most health professional curriculums.
What about Switzerland?
If you want to learn everything about IHL and find ressources for teaching about it, here is an excellent website by ICRC
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Here I am, after a long break from my blog.
During one year I lived and worked in Kyrgyzstan, an amazing country in central Asia.
I was working with MSF as project coordinator in Kara Suu District. MSF is supporting the local Ministry of Health and communities to provide access to diagnosis and treatment for Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (DRTB).
Back home, Back to blogging, so keep posted!
Just a note after by long absence from my blog…
Right now I am in the field working with MSF as Project Coordinator for DRTB project in Kyrgyzstan so no much time left for blogging…
Find more news about the project on MSF website
Happy new year! Marina
International organizations Partners In Health (PIH), Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Interactive Research and Development (IRD) and their financial partner UNITAID started in April 2015 the endTB project, a partnership aimed at radically changing the management of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB).
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Bishkek Symposium on Tuberculosis, December 2012
TB Care – A Patient Centred Approach
Treating TB in Central Asia and Eastern Europe
MSF in collaboration with the Ministry of Health of Armenia organized in february 2015, the 4th TB symposium dedicated to the new regimens and treatment approaches specifically focused on Central Asia and Eastern Europe. Find the presentations on the symposium websitehere
From the WHO Regional office for Europe, workgroup dedicated to Health of Migrants and minorities
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Factors associated with primary transmission of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis compared with healthy controls in Henan Province, China
Wei-Bin Li, Yan-Qiu Zhang, Jin Xing, Zhen-Ya Ma, Ya-Hong Qu and Xin-Xu Li, Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015, 4:14
Findings from this study showed that being single, earning a low income, having mental stress, lacking medical insurance, and suffering from a chronic debilitating disease were potential risk factors associated with primary MDR-TB. However, risk factors of nosocomial transmission and close contact were not found.
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