Support to Collaboration between Universities
Beht Maina Ahlberg , Eva Johansson , Hans Rosling
Moi University (MU) in Eldoret in western Kenya started its Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) in 1987 with the objective to train medical doctors and other health professionals, who are well versed in both preventive and curative service. From the start, Problem Based Learning (PBL) and Community Based Education and Service (COBES) was used to provide training in Primary Health Care (PHC) in the education. The Faculty of Health Sciences at Linköping University (LU) introduced PBL in the medical education in Sweden. The MU-LU collaboration started by MU approaching LU for assistance in establishing PBL in its medical programme. The partners jointly approached Sida for funding that was initiated in 1990.