JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. successfully implemented the Together for Health for the U.S. Agency for International Development from 2005 to 2011. For further information on project activites, visit the TfH page on jsi.com.
Academic Institutions in Ukraine
P.L. Shupik National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education (NMAPE)
NMAPE, named after P.L. Shupyk, collaborates with Together for Health on the development of the project's training courses. It integrates the most up-to-date evidence-based information into its curriculum for thousands of doctors who receive postgraduate education at the Academy. Specific areas of collaboration are in the curriculum for obstetricians and gynecologists, family doctors and health care managers. The project has also worked with the Obstetrics and Gynecology department to establish an evidence-based medicine resource center.
NMAPE is one of the first academic and research institutions of Ukraine founded in the period of the first Ukrainian State (1917-1919), in the time of revival of Ukrainian education, science and culture. The purpose of the institution was clearly defined as "an educational and scientific establishment. Its aim is specialization of physicians in practical and theoretical medicine, general medical training of young physicians, periodic organization of refresher training courses for physicians and, finally, scientific work of physicians in selected fields of medicine." In 1991, the institution became a structural unit of the Ministry of Health (MOH) of Ukraine.
Today, NMAPE is a leading center of post-graduate education and a powerful research center of Ukraine comprised of the Institute of Stomatology, 6 faculties, 70 departments of various specialties, nearly 650 teaching staff members, over 150 professors and Doctors of Medical Science, and nearly 400 candidates of Medical Science.
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Kyiv-Mohyla School of Public Health
Kyiv-Mohyla School of Public Health collaborates with Together for Health on the development of a public health management training course, integrating the material into its own teaching program.
The School of Public Health is part of the Kiev-Mohyla Academy, originally founded by the Metropolitan of Kiev Petro Mohyla in 1615. It was one of the first higher educational institutions in Eastern Europe. Its aim was to master the intellectual skills and learning of contemporary Europe and to apply them to the improvement of education in Ukraine. The Academy was closed in 1817, setting back the development of Ukrainian culture. When Ukraine gained independence in 1991 after the fall of the Soviet Union, the idea of resurrecting the academy as a modern University functioning as a center of international stature found strong support among scientific, educational, political, and cultural circles both in Ukraine and abroad.
Kyiv-Mohyla Academy re-opened in 1992 and has already regained its place as one of Ukraine's most prestigious universities. Twelve years later, in 2004, the School of Public Health enrolled its first students. It is Ukraine's first and only public health school.
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