Building In-Country Partnerships
Partnership is critical for effective medical outreach and sustainable programs. Find resources to create strong, mutually beneficial partnerships to achieve desired health outcomes. Collaboration and participation empowers local health care providers and leads to effective programs. Find guidelines for sustainable partnerships, public-private collaboration as well as ethical considerations for medical outreach practices.
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Guiding Principles for Sustainable Partnerships
A Model for Sustainable Short-term International Medical Trips (U Washington, 2007)
Health COMpass – Capacity Strengthening Tools (multiple topics)
Health Education Program for Developing Countries – Evidence-Based Community Health Screening and Education Guidelines (English, French, Khmer, Mandarin, Spanish)
Open Educational Resources (OER) Africa: Journal Articles – Lessons Learned About Coordinating Academic Partnerships from an International Network for Health Education (Airong Luo and Kathleeen Ludwig Omollo)
The Center for Global Health and Diplomacy – Digital Editions of Global Health and Diplomacy (Various articles including “A Call to Action on Community Health Workers”)
Unite For Site
Ethical Considerations in Medical Outreach
International HIV/AIDS Alliance (Resources of Action for HIV and health programming with & for MSM; Breaking Down Barriers; Empowering Each Other; Case Studies; Advocacy; Sustaining Community Action)
National Center for Biotechnology Information – Ethical Considerations for Short-term Experiences by Trainees in Global Health, John A. Crump, MB, ChB, DTM&H and Jeremy Sugarman, MD, MPH, MA
Unite For Sight
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The Shoulder to Shoulder Model – Channeling Medical Volunteerism Toward Sustainable Health Change (UNC, 2007)
Implementation Manual for WHO Surgical Safety Checklist
Safe surgery helps save lives, relieves disability, and prevents death from neglected common conditions. The WHO Surgical Safety Checklist helps improve the safety of surgery and avoid potentially preventable surgical complications.
Americares is committed to advancing safe surgical and anesthesia care. Through our Safe Surgery Initiative, we aim to improve access to safer surgery in low-resource settings by increasing the number of operating room staff that have access to and are trained in the use of pulse oximetry and the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist.