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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.


Meet Mieke Embo and her Rwandan colleagues


Global disparities in quantity, distribution and skills of health workers pose a threat to attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Rwanda and other middle- and low-income countries face a critical shortage of health professionals, such as midwives.  
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.  

M. Embo*, H. De Grave, A. Muhayimana, D. Mukamana, J. Murekezi, O. Tengera

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With its COVID-19 platform VLIR-UOS brought Belgian-Cuban project teams together to face the COVID-19 pandemic in Cuba -

Prof. Xaveer Van Ostade (UAntwerpen)

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