The course took place in Israel (26 April-8 May) with the participation of 25 medical professionals from developing countries. Among them, were 3 Nepalese doctors who were in Israel at the time of the devastating earthquake which hit their country at the end of April.
Due to this unique situation, MASHAV requested the Rambam Teaching Center to provide the three doctors with any additional training which can be of use to deal with the severe situation prevailing in Nepal. Within this framework, the Nepalese doctors requested a workshop on Secondary Trauma – viewed as the stress which medical teams experience resulting from helping or wanting to help a traumatized or suffering person.
It is expected that upon return to their country, the doctors will be able to apply the knowledge they acquired during the course in Israel for the benefit of the people of Nepal. In the next following weeks MASHAV is planning to send to Nepal a medical team comprised of professionals from the Rambam Hospital to conduct a specialized workshop on dealing with trauma situation
Photo :Director of MASHAV’s Training Division, Ambassador Mattanya Cohen (second from left) and Nepal’s Ambassador to Israel Prahlad Kumar Prasai, with the Nepalese doctors at the course’s closing ceremony