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Community Talks

Community Talks is a monthly webinar where experts from Flanders and abroad can meet and share their knowledge & academic research.

With this platform, we aim to build sustainable research connections and increase local (societal) impact through knowledge sharing on a global scale.


Genetics in DR Congo

23 June 2021

Koen Devriendt - KU Leuven

Human Genetics is one of the most rapidly evolving domains in medicine. The burden of genetic disorders in Low and Middle income countries such as the DR Congo is  high. To address the lack of expertise in genetics in this country, the Center for Human Genetics in Leuven joined forces with enthusiastic colleagues from the University of Kinshasa, capital of the DR Congo, to create a local Center for Human Genetics. To gain expertise, research projects were initiated, focusing on genetic disorders of interest to the local population. The center is now one of the leading research centers in the field of medical genetics in Central Africa.  

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Digital midwifery workplace in Rwanda

VLIR-UOS funded a project (2018-2020) between the University of Rwanda (UoR) and the Artevelde University of Applied Sciences in Ghent, Belgium. This project aimed to contribute the government plans to increase capacity by improving the quality of midwifery clinical education. The project team conducted two qualitative studies to explore if the competency-based continuous workplace learning model (Embo et al., 2015) and the e-portfolio (Medbook) were feasible for clinical education in Rwanda.

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