rough long-term partnerships (of more than three years), we promote and provide improvement in health professions education practices. We find it very important to learn about the specific needs, wishes and interests of our partners, and to understand the context of the prospective collaboration. If necessary, we can help to identify your strengths and needs in order to design a tailor-made capacity building programme. We offer a wide variety of services, including faculty development and support in Problem-Based Learning (PBL) implementation and curriculum design.
Current partnerships and ongoing projects including examples of our services are in:
Food Security, Nutrition and Community Entrepreneurship in Nifasha area and suburban Omdurman, Sudan
SHE Collaborates recently won a tender for a Tailor Made Training (TMT) in Sudan, starting the 1st of December 2018. It was a collaborative effort from SHE Collaborates, the Health Promotion department from Maastricht University and Ahfad University for Women in Khartoum, Sudan. The TMT aims to improve food security in Nifasha, an informal settlement of refugees in central Sudan. We aim to achieve this by a Training of Trainers (ToT) concept: community leaders will become the trainers of their communities. In order to achieve this, the community leaders will receive training in elements related to the food system: food production, food processing, food logistics, nutrition and health, development of community interventions (health promotion) and reaching consumers (including entrepreneurship). The overall aim is to improve food security among these vulnerable populations, with a special focus on involvement of women.
Capacity Development for Quality Improvement of the New Medical Education Initiative
Two medical colleges (Axum and Adama) will be strengthened by SHE Collaborates in order to gain academic capacity to design, implement and evaluate an integrated and modularized curriculum. In addition, the management system at all levels is being trained, enabling the schools to guide and support curriculum implementation. Furthermore, the medical colleges will establish an educational resource centre capable to support other medical schools.
Capacity Building of the Schools of Hygiene in Ho, Tamale and Accra
Environmental health officers play a crucial role in improving the environment of Ghana. Three Schools of Hygiene in Ghana provide education for these officers. SHE Collaborates strengthens the teaching and learning infrastructure for the schools (library, ICT and laboratories), enabling the schools to make a transition from a diploma to a bachelor level (Accra) and from a certificate level to a diploma level (Tamale and Ho).
Reforming the medical curriculum at three medical schools (Université de Burundi, Université l’Espoir d’Afrique, Université Ngozi)
SHE Collaborates in close cooperation with CINOP Global works on reshaping the medical curricula from three universities in Bujumbura and Ngozi. The teaching system will become student centered by applying Problem Based Learning. In addition, practical training centers (skillslabs) will be established within the three schools.
Capacity Development for designing and implementing a Challenged Based Learning curriculum at the medical school: Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey.
In this 3-year project, SHE Collaborates and selected FHML members will work closely with their project counterparts in Monterrey to develop and introduce an innovative student active curriculum at the medical school. Societal challenges will inform medical learning towards a goal of producing global doctors.
Capacity development in establishing the first private medical school in Portugal.
SHE Collaborates started a new partnership with the Universidade Católica Portuguesa in Lisbon, in cooperation with the Grupo Luz Saúde, to establish the first private medical school in Portugal. The English taught 6 years medical programme will be based on the UM International Track in Medicine curriculum.
The first 100 students are expected to enter the bachelor’s phase in September 2020.
Capacity building programme
In close cooperation with the Royal Tropical Institute, Aidsfonds and Rutgers, SHE Collaborates facilitates a capacity building programme enabling staff from the Catholic University of Mozambique and ISCISA to develop innovative interventions and services on sexual and reproductive health and rights.