Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Eritrean medical school and its partnerships

Encouraging signs: a new medical school in Eritrea. The Orotta School of Medicine in Asmara has formed partnerships with Yale University; George Washington University; and no doubt others I don't know yet.

The idea of partnerships between medical centers in the developing world and the developed world is gaining momentum. Both have much to learn from each other, and equal partnerships should supersede exploitative or brain-drain relationships. Here's an article I wrote about Yale's philosophy on these matters (scroll to third headline).

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