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18:18 | May 17 | 2013

University of Saskatchewan and NEFU to open Summer Institute of Nursing

Canada and Russia have similar health problems and they are planning to solve them together. In view of this, the University of Saskatchewan and the North-Eastern Federal University named after M.K. Ammosov will launch a joint program to improve skills of medical personnel.

This was announced at the scientific-practical conference “The role of higher education of nurses in improving of nurses activities” held in the Federal University on May 16.

Joint training of medical students in Canadian universities will be started in 2014 within the framework of “Summer Institute of Nursing” project.

Dean of the College of Nursing at the University of Saskatchewan, Lorna Butler, noted that residents of the Far East and Canada have similar problems: high rates of tuberculosis, cardiovascular, cancer and infectious diseases, and diabetes. Dean shared an idea of ​​creating of “South to North” project to improve skills of nursing personnel in Canada, Yakutia, and the Philippines.