Strengthening Healthcare Systems through Sustainable Capacity Building in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

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Organisation: World Vision Deutschland e.V.
Partner country: Iraq
Partner organisation in partner country: World Vision International - Iraq

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The aim of the project is to improve health care for vulnerable children and adults, and to provide quality health services through trained doctors, nurses and midwives in the three governorates of Erbil, Duhok and Sulaymaniyah. Health personnel are trained in obstetrics, gynaecology and advanced life support (OBGYN-ALS) as well as communication skills. For this purpose, six training courses for a total of 90 physicians, 15 nurses and 15 midwives will be conducted over a period of 20 months. Three of the trained participants will be selected during each training course, who in turn will cascade the training courses and train their peer colleagues in order to improve the overall quality of the health sector in the target area. This mechanism strengthens local structures and competencies in the long term.

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