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HM the King Inaugurates Mohammed VI Emergency Medicine Training Center in Abidjan

PERSISMA, Abidjan – HM King Mohammed VI, accompanied by Côte d’Ivoire’s Prime Minister, Amadou Gon Coulibaly, inaugurated, on Wednesday in the university hospital center of Yopougon in Abidjan, the Mohammed VI Emergency Medicine Training Center.

First of its kind in the country, the center, equipped by the Mohammed VI Foundation for Sustainable Development, offers practical training in emergency medicine for the benefit of emergency physicians in Côte d’Ivoire’s university hospital centers, as well as first aid workers and health auxiliaries. It boasts modern equipment and material meeting international standards.

 

It also includes rooms for simulation (Adult / Mother and Child), lab works, multimedia control, courses (possibility of broadcasting in real time lab works and simulations in progress in other rooms for a larger audience), and evaluation, as well as an area for teachers.

With a yearly training capacity of 75 emergency physicians, and 120 first aid workers and health auxiliaries, the center will be managed through a partnership between the Marrakech Mohammed VI university hospital center and the Ivorian ministry of health and public hygiene. An agreement was inked in this regard between the Marrakech Mohammed VI university hospital center and the Yopougon university hospital center on March 1 concerning the capacity-building of hospital staff in terms of quality and risk management.

HM the King also examined the progress of the building of a vocational training complex on building, civil engineering and tourism jobs which was launched by the sovereign in June 2015 in the Yopougon commune.

The project, which reached an implementation rate of 45%, seeks to provide the sectors of building, civil engineering and tourism, as well as the hotel and catering industry with qualified human resources, reinforce the employment of youth and promote their social and professional integration, and support the large-scale socio-economic development projects initiated in Côte d’Ivoire.

The future complex (70 mln MAD) will offer training in 12 specialties related to the building and civil engineering sector and 9 specialties in the tourism sector and is expected to host up to 1,000 trainees.