of Nebraska Medical Center
Nizar Mamdani, Executive Director of the International Healthcare Services, experienced first hand how extraordinary the healthcare delivery in cancer care and bone marrow transplantation is at UNMC. His wife, Nancy, was a Non-Hodgkin's patient at UNMC."I recognized the importance for international patients to be the ultimate beneficiaries from UNMC's advanced treatment programsh, says Mamdani. He started UNMC's International Healthcare department and the "No-Cost" healthcare training/observation programs for international healthcare professionals.
"No-Cost training programs work fairly simply. Healthcare professionals participate in a two-week, observership with UNMC's experts. They receive free housing, meals, local transportation, and priceless training. The rewards of such training programs are returned many times over, because the patients, in their own countries, are the ultimate beneficiaries of our training programs," says Mamdani. Hundreds of healthcare professionals have participated in UNMC's No-Cost programs while 54 UNMC specialists visited 24 partner institutions for training.
Abdalla Bajawi, a trainee in Pathology from King Fahd Specialized Hospital, Dammam, Saudi Arabia said: "We are so impressed with the advanced technology and the state-of-the-art medical advancement here. I'm training in HBLC and will transfer the knowledge to my colleagues when I go back."
"The relationships Nizar describes are having a strong impact," according to Dr James Armitage, a world-renowned hematologist at UNMC. "Anytime you can interact with colleagues around the world to the betterment of patients is excellent."
|Date of upload: 20th Jan 2017|
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