SESRIC and the Ministry of Health of Turkey organised a 3-week training programme on Intensive Care & Infection Control between 26 November and 14 December 2018 in Ankara, Turkey.
The training was organised within the framework of the OIC Strategic Health Programme of Action 2014-2023, under Thematic Area 1 on “Health System Strengthening” and aimed to support the development of the health workforce capacity as one of the most important components of health system strengthening.
The training programme provided a great opportunity for healthcare professionals to share long-established knowledge and experiences in the area of infection control and intensive care in OIC countries. The aim was to provide a dynamic balance in maintaining the life of the individuals with physiological function disorders, developing their skills in preparedness for critical conditions and immediate response and for improving the relevant service quality.
The 3-week training programme included one-week theoretical knowledge and 2 weeks of practice. Three distinctive groups from the OIC Member States benefited from the programme. Each group consisted of 5 countries with 20 participants in total. This included the participation of one medical doctor and 3 nurses from each country.
The second session of the training was offered to Chad, Djibouti, Mauritania, Palestine and Sudan.