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Tripoli Medical Center, Lybia

By the numbers:

  • 1,300 bed public hospital
  • 3,000+ hospital employees, with 1,000 physicians
  • 10+ MUVI Senior Clinical Specialists deployed

Training the trainer

MUVI responds to training and education needs in libya

In 2006, the Libyan government pursued strategic healthcare sector initiatives which emphasized the transfer of expertise between international consultants and universities and Libyan institutions to im- prove healthcare service delivery in the country overall. MUVI was engaged in a collaborative training and education project funded by the Libyan government at the Tripoli Medical Centre, a 1,300-bed pub- lic hospital. The primary goal of this project was to support knowledge transfer objectives to modern- ize the provision of patient care in Libya. MUVI is currently inactive at TMC due to the current political climate but retains an unlimited contract to support future knowledge transfer projects.

A MUVI academic delegation performed its first onsite assessments during April 2006. Training and education activities commenced during spring 2007. MUVI deliverables for this project were as follows:

  • Detailed needs assessment of clinical areas
  • “Train-the-trainer” assignments at the Medical University of Vienna (MUV) for qualified TMC “trainers” managed by MUV board-certified professors, in areas of interest such as Ear, Nose & Throat, Surgery and Endoscopy, Clinical Laboratory Services, Radiology, and Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Deployment of short-term MUVI Senior Clinical Specialists at TMC to evaluate clinical and op- erational problems in service areas of interest and take a leading role in clinical education and teaching activities (i.e., direct patient care, daily rounds, weekly service meetings)
  • Hospital performance improvement via implementation of newly formulated standard operating procedures (SOPs); assessment of staffing plans; training of personnel to develop competence and skills; modernization of infrastructural elements such as equipment, information technology resources, and ancillary services; operational workflow development for improved efficiency