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Get started: Missions and Workshops

Within the capacity enhancing project that we elaborated with the partner, we appeal to different methods:

Missions of volunteers

During the missions the volunteers of Medics without Vacation work side by side with the local colleagues of our partner hospitals. For that purpose they use the ‘70-20-10 learning model’. Research shows that successful collaborators roughly learn 70% ‘on the job’, 20% through consultation (social learning) and only 10% in the classroom.

Research shows that successful collaborators roughly learn 70% ‘on the job’, 20% through consultation (social learning) and only 10% in the classroom.

The missions of Medics without Vacation are unique because of these on-the-job-trainings. They take place during consultations and ward rounds, on the nursing ward, in the surgery room, in the delivery room, in the pharmacy, in the laboratory, …Theoretical lessons back up the practical schoolings. In this way the hospital staff can immediately apply the techniques and procedures in practice.

De zendingen van Artsen Zonder Vakantie zijn uniek door deze on-the-job-trainingen.

Lieven d’Haese“The new technique for wound care is shared and adapted to the local circumstances: African nurse Agnes shows how to reuse tweezers safely when there is no budget for disposables. Belgian nurse Lieven is enthusiastic about this approach and continues to coach Agnes through the procedure of wound care. “ – Lieven d’Haese, nurse and field volunteer

Lieven d’Haese, verpleegkundige en terreinvrijwilliger

The volunteers of Medics without Vacation never take the place of local personnel. They take up the position as colleagues with an open, respectful and fraternal way of consultation, observe and adjust when necessary.

 

Regional workshops and exchanges

Regional trainings and workshops concerning certain matters, from burns to hospital management, are also organized. During these workshops collaborators of different hospitals come together and attend theoretical as well as practical trainings. Thanks to these workshops, Medics without Vacation reaches different partners at the same time and there is room for the exchange of experiences and knowledge between the partners.