Multimedia classes for students from developing countries
CICOPS started a collaboration with KIROLAB, the University multimedia lab, to record Pathological Anatomy and Cardiology classes in order to create Anatomy labs using the Automage system. The classes are published on KIROLAB, that will be accessible for all the partner Universities of the developing countries. Some retired Professors decided to contribute by giving classes that cover other fields of Medicine (genetics, physics, anatomy…), which will soon be recorded and published on the platform.
Partnership for Knowledge
Partnership for Knowledge – PfK – is a higher education initiative of the Italian Agency for Cooperation and Development aimed at providing life-changing opportunities to researchers, public administration officers, social entrepreneurs and young leaders who are committed to developing their professional and academic skills; strengthening their capacities; widening their networks; making a difference in their home contexts and experiencing the Italian culture.
The programme, funded in years 2019-2022 by the Italian Agency for Cooperation and Development in partnership with several Italian universities, offers a number of Master of Science scholarships and PhD fellowships in the following thematic domains, grouped in four academic platforms:
The University of Pavia is the coordinator of the “Health and W.A.S.H.” (Water Sanitation and Good Hygiene) platform, in partnership with the Universities of Brescia, Parma, Turin, Trieste and Rome “La Sapienza”. The project lasts three years, starting from the Academic Year of 2019/2020, and includes the assignment of scholarships to students that come from priority countries for international cooperation. It includes the attendance of Master’s Degrees and PhD. The 19 selected students come from the following countries: Ethiopia, Jordan, Pakistan, Palestine and Sudan, and are distributed among the Italian partner Universities of the project. Students will have a complete exemption from University fees during all the attendance period. Pavia hosts six students coming from Palestine, Sudan and Jordan, who are following the courses in English: PhD in genetics and Molecular Biology and Translational Medicine and Master’s Degrees (Molecular Biology and Genetics e Economics, Finance and International Integration).
Cooperation with Université Evangélique du Cameroun
The University of Pavia has signed a Cooperation Agreement with the Université Evangélique du Cameroun with the aim of enhancing the academic, technical and scientific collaboration between the institutions. In particular, the University of Pavia is supporting the organization of the country’s first Biomedical Engineering Master’s Degree to be offered by the Université Evangélique du Cameroun, as well as promoting the Clinical Engineering role in hospitals in the region.
Review and Assessment
CICOPS is entrusted with the monitoring and evaluation activities of ongoing projects carried on by the following NGOs
- Sant’Egidio, in Mozambico (Control of non-communicable diseases)
- CUAMM in Sud Sudan (Lui Midwifery School Project)
- CISDA in Afghanistan (Women’s support)
- AVSO in Uganda (Engagement of Communities to maximize impact against HIV, TB, and Malaria in Acholi Sub-Region – EnCoMI)
- APURIMAC in Perù (Health and Telemedicine in the Andes Apurimac Region, Peru)