Sudanese Embassy and (GMBH) Group Signed an MoU on Medical Cooperation By Prof Dr .Dr. h. c. Fried Oelschlegel
The Sudanese Embassy in Berlin and the German Health Care Group (GMBH) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to plan and organize a Sudanese-German Health Care Forum to gather health professionals in Sudan and Germany on an annual basis to benefit from the German experience in the health field. The memorandum includes a rotating forum in Berlin and Khartoum in March of each year for specialized groups , the participants are expected to be 60 persons from each country and to include specialists and medical workers to discuss and dealing with health issues and the needs in both Sudan and Germany to upgrade healthcare. Following the famous example of pilots-ground staff, the forum is expected to witness participation from wider ranges of medical professions. Many people are impressed by aircraft pilots in their nice uniform but pilots need approximately 120 other ground staff members before taking off. Similar is the case is in a hospital , a surgeon alone can do nothing without assistant staff to treat a patient. In hospitals and clinics, a joint platform to exchange ideas and experiences does not focus on details of their specialties, but on the most important questions of today: how we can / should enhance? how we can increase the efficiency of our collaboration as colleagues in these both very different countries in regards of development level, culture, problems expectations and also personal issues. By this unusual way the Sudanese Embassy in Berlin likes to put other aspects in front as the most healthcare conferences which are mostly focused on specific medical questions or business aspects. The Sudanese German Healthcare Forum should try to find answers of such strategic important questions as to what have Sudanese doctors, nurses and technicians have in common with their colleagues in Germany? what is unifying them and what makes them others , their working environment or the patients, the development of their healthcare system, the public appreciation of their profession , the payments , the opportunities for further education and training, the affiliation with other colleagues domestically and globally. The Sudanese Embassy and the German Healthcare International Group (GHIG) are deeply convinced that this annually organized gathering can be a good example for a Public-Private-Partnership and will help both parties for a much better understanding on all professional levels and will deepen the institutional and private relations between the healthcare professional of both countries.
Prof Dr .Dr. h. c. Fried Oelschlegel is a General Manager of German healthcare International Group (GMBH)