The head of International Cooperation of the Canary Islands Health Service, Luis López, recently picked up at the Faculty of Medicine of the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) the Medical Education Award 2018 to the Best Project or Work in the Graduate Teaching for the implementation of the project that takes by title Training of specialists in Mozambique.
The program, led by the Canary Islands Health Service in collaboration with the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation for Development (AECID), the Ministry of Health of Mozambique, the Island Council of Gran Canaria and the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), aims to train specialists in this African country, giving graduates in Medicine the necessary methodological tools to practice as specialists.
Since its launch in 2017, within the framework of this project, around 60 professionals have been trained between courses and practices. In addition, in 2018 seven professionals came to the archipelago and this year 12 will come to continue their training.
With this award, granted by the Lilly-UCM Foundation, projects carried out in the field of medical education and educational innovation are recognized, resulting in the improvement of the training of medical professionals, their professional performance and acquisition. of the values considered proper to this profession. Thus, in the 2018 edition of these distinctions have also been recognized works of the Francisco de Vitoria University and the University of Navarra.