Starting the Fifth Training of Trainers Workshop of the primary Health Care Cadres
General Director of the Ministry of Health at Gezira State Dr. Ehab Abdullah Al-Tom confirmed the strength and depth of the relationship and partnership with the Faculty of Medicine at University of Gezira, stressing the students need to continuous education and training inside the community. This came during his addressing at the international conferences hall at Wad Madani this morning, the opening session of the fifth workshop for training trainers of primary health care cadres, who are participating in the training of students within the primary health care course in the health centers and family medicine. Ehab stressed that University of Gezira must enhance its contribution to solving many health problems that represents obsession for the ministry, in the forefront of which is AIDS, through continuous training and changing concepts. He called for the necessity of raising the communicative capabilities of physicians according to complementary foundations, taking into account realism in the side of solving problems, pointing to the general trends of including health in all policies, and setting a single plan in which everyone contributes. Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at University of Gezira Dr. Wael Nouri explained about the completion of arrangements to launch the initiative to develop and rehabilitate health centers, and primary health care at the state level, in partnership with the State Ministry of Health. And he stressed the importance of continuous training to achieve the required educational goals and graduating highly qualified medical caders that satisfy the aspirations of society to receive integrated medical services. And he considered the workshop as a practical translation For the pioneering and model curriculum Through what it includes training for students within the community. He expressed his pride in the partnership with the Ministry of Health, which expanned more than (40) years, as the faculty originated from within the ministry and he considered it a model for partnership at the local and regional levels, However, he stressed the need for joint action for more institutional partnerships in the interest of upgrading the health system. He pointed out that the faculty of Medicine is among one of the five faculties that established the global gathering of medicine faculties which based on community medicine, which currently includes more than 450 faculties worldwide that adopt social responsibility. He added that the faculty orientation and philosophy is based on medical education linked to society and attention to its issues through training and making students part of this community by learning about the reality of social and health conditions, which leads to the promotion of the health system in accordance with the priorities identified through the partners. In the context the director of basic health care in the Ministry of Health Dr. Rehab El-Zein, confirmed the presence of a lack of capabilities to provide the ideal service in the health centers as an application and scientific practice, pointing out to the necessity that Ministry must take responsibility for rehabilitating health centers, especially training, to enhance its contribution to training students and provide advanced health service. She emphasized that the promotion of health services comes through deepening the partnership between the university and the Ministry of Health, calling for the necessity of paying attention to basic health care as a direct service provided to the citizen. Head of the Department of Community Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine Dr. Othman Hamid indicated that the workshop was late for about seven years, stressing the importance of health centers to provide medical services, but he cautioned that achieving the goal of comprehensive coverage requires the presence of at least 50% of the working cadres. He referred to the importance of leading an organized work to advance medical services, and sitting with the ministry to fill the shortage of medical cadres.