Manuel Romero Hernandez
University in Las Palmas, Spain
Keynote: Prim Health Care
The project of collaboration between the University of Las Palmas of Gran Canaria (ULPGC) and the Public University
of Mozambique, Unizambeze, has the objective of strengthening the institutional and training capacities of its Faculty
of Medicine, located in the city of Tete, Through the work of teachers of the ULPGC and collaborating centers in the
Medical, Surgical, Pediatric and Gynecology areas of the last courses (4th, 5th and 6th), providing the new Graduates in
Medicine with the training and methodological tools necessary to exercise as doctors in your country.
The intervention began in 2011 with the development of a teaching project based on the health reality of Mozambique, and with an “intensive and modular model”, each subject being taught for a month or six weeks, according to its teaching load, intensive form, theory and practice, which allows short stays of the trainers. Between 2012 and 2016, 45 Spanish professors have contributed to the training of 150 medical graduates in an area with great sanitary deficiencies.
The health training project led by the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in Mozambique has two distinct impacts: On the one hand, it contributes to improving the education system and, on the other hand, also affects its health system. The evaluation of the results of this initiative will determine the fulfillment of the objectives, the impact, and sustainability. In this paper, we present the results of the economic evaluation of this project.
Manuel Romero-Hernández is Professor of Economics at the Department of Economic Analysis University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Spain. Ph.D. in Economics.
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