IOM the Netherlands is happy to announce a collaboration between the Dutch KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation and the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital (OAUTH) in Ile-Ife, Nigeria. The collaboration kicked off on 26 August 2021. In building linkages between institutions in this manner, it is hoped to build upon the individual expert assignments that are also undertaken as part of our Connecting Diaspora for Development (CD4D2) project. The cooperation will add an extra layer of institutional connectivity and knowledge sharing.
The collaboration – which is set at a duration of nine months – will focus on knowledge transfer between the two institutions. KNCV will work on capacity building in tuberculosis care at the host institution in Nigeria.
The Executive Director of KNCV, Dr. Gidado, is leading the collaboration. Based on previously defined priorities by the host institution, the work plan is designed to improve tuberculosis care at OAUTH. Some of the main objectives of the collaboration include improved clinical management of patients with tuberculosis, improved training of resident doctors in various medical departments, and to enhance practical skills in tuberculosis care.
We are proud to facilitate knowledge transfer between the institutions and are looking forward to seeing the results from this valuable collaboration in the months ahead.