Doctors of the World
Doctors of the World serves more than 1.6 million people every year, through 400 programs in over 80 countries around the world. We are there in conflict zones, refugee camps and rural communities, providing care, creating infrastructure and advocating for the world’s most vulnerable people.
Whether that means defying local authorities to create a life-saving needle exchange program for drug users in France, fighting for women’s reproductive rights in Nepal or providing psychological and medical care for Syrian refugees in Turkey, we fight every day to save the lives of people living on the margins.
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Amsterdam Skills Center
Building a New Way of Learning can only be done by working as a team across disciplines, across universities, across borders. The Amsterdam Skills Centre will provide some elements of the New Way of Learning: a state of the art operating theatre with 12 operating tables providing training of complex procedures on preserved human tissue, surgical robots, training on virtual reality simulators, virtual reality and video animations of interventions, a digital learning environment and conference rooms for 200 people.
The ASC is an incubator for faculty from the Amsterdam University Medical Centre, other universities in the Netherlands, in Europe and far beyond. An incubator where people and resources are connected to build a New Way of Learning. The goal of a New way of Learning for the low and middle income countries is to build a scalable, low cost and mobile learning environment which can be implemented on-site. Teach the teacher courses will be provided at the ASC with the objective that these teachers will train others on site to become teachers.
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Bridge the Gap Foundation
The Bridge the Gap Foundation is a "hare lip team". Now there are 11 professionals who form the team and are the executors of "the plan". "The plan" is simple: teach the Laotian colleagues of the "Mahosot Hospital" (the academic hospital responsible for all operations in Laos) surgery techniques to treat the huge numbers of untreated cleft lip (= schisis) patients. Help them by instructing, learning and operating. Together, ensure that as many children as possible have the opportunity to undergo surgery. Then make yourself redundant as a team over time.
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Netherlands Society for International Surgery
The Netherlands Society for International Surgery (NSIS) started in 28-03-1990 as an independent working group and was ‘adopted’ by the Netherlands Society for Tropical Medicine and International Health (NVTG) and was originally named Werkgroep Tropische Chirurgie (WTC). The society has also been acknowledged by the Netherlands Society for Surgery (NVvH) in 1991. Its founders are Willem Nugteren, Joost Horbach and Arie van der Ham. First chairman Nugteren wrote this article in NTvH in 1992 about the objectives of the party. Other chairmen to mention are Hugo Heij and Charles Boissevain and currently Roeland Voorhoeve is in charge.
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Incision provides access to shared experiences, skills, and expertise. It provides tools to get a quicker and more thorough preparation for the OR. Incision creates a common surgical language to streamline the communication in the operating theater, and with colleagues around the world. The academy is developed according to international guidelines. It's supervised by senior surgeons. Incision Academy is the first online educational platform to receive Surgical Education Center Accreditation from the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCSE). Incision Academy is also endorsed by ESSO (European Society of Surgical Oncology) and used globally by surgical interns, residents and specialists.
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Mobile Learning Initiative
Mobile Learning Initiative is re-inventing E-learning and makes medical learning mobile. All you need to know at your fingertips and all your MLI-books in your (white) coat. No need for permanent WiFi, study anytime, anywhere!
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Mercy Ships is a predominantly Christian interdenominational missionary organization, describing their mission as "bringing hope and healing to the forgotten poor, following the 2000-year-old model of Jesus". The organization treats all patients free of charge, and without regard to their religion, race or gender.
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Friendship is a non-governmental organisation that aims to help poor people in remote and unaddressed communities in Bangladesh. We work in partnership with people, communities, organisations and the government to create solutions to the challenges faced by the poor and marginalized communities in Bangladesh. Friendship’s vision is a world where everyone will have equal opportunity to live with dignity and hope.
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