Pactpan Partners with CUAMM to Lunch “Just in Time in Low Resource Settings”

Doctors with Africa CUAMM and Pactpan are thrilled to announce an online and free training course called “Just in Time in Low Resource Settings” – (JIT). JIT is divided into seven modules, with each module subdivided into a compulsory unit (recorded lectures) and optional further readings. As can be read from their website, it will equip healthcare workers to work in various facilities proficiently and safely during disasters in high and low-resource settings. In addition to enhancing their preparedness, the programs will assist healthcare professionals by improving their ability to respond effectively in disasters, their perception of preparedness and confidence, and their comprehensive understanding of emergency activities and procedures. 

Just in Time in Low Resource Settings is being organized by the Italian NGO Doctors with Africa CUAMM in partnership with Pan-African Catholic Theology and Pastoral Network—PACTPAN. Founded in 1950 by Francesco Canova, CUAMM was formerly called the University College for Aspiring Missionary Doctors. The project’s primary objective was to recruit and educate medical students from Italy and other countries who were enthusiastic about dedicating part of their professional careers to serving in mission hospitals and supporting disadvantaged communities in developing countries (Casagrande, 2016). 

CUAMM transformed in 1971 following the enactment of Italy’s initial law on cultural, scientific, and technical collaboration with underdeveloped nations. This law recognized the benefits of volunteer work and marked a significant step forward. A year later, the Italian government officially acknowledged Doctors with Africa CUAMM as a volunteer organization authorized to perform institutional functions in developing countries to promote development and cooperation activities (Ibid.). Present in seven African countries – Angola, Ethiopia, Mozambique, South Sudan, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, and Uganda – CUAMM researches “maternal, child and newborn health; infectious diseases; universal health coverage and equity; nutrition and chronic diseases” (Casagrande, 2016). 

In addition to CUAMM’s already existing partnership with some countries, hospitals, nursing and midwifery schools, and some universities, its present collaboration with Pactpan will go a long way to welcoming CUAMM to many other African countries. The partnership will help CUAMM train more healthcare workers in the basic principles of disaster medicine and public health emergencies, as well as prepare to understand “the standard operating procedures to be adopted before (preparedness), during (response) or after (mitigation) a disaster”. 

Just in Time in Low Resource Settings will be delivered in English, and the participants will be able to receive a digital certificate of attendance. The full presentation of the course is accessible here:

REGISTRATION: To register for the JIT’s free training, fill out the form here: 👉

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1. Casagrande. (2016, July 1). Our History | A long journey. Doctors with Africa CUAMM.

2. Redazione_adm. (2023, February 2). JUST IN TIME | In Low Resource Settings. Doctors with Africa CUAMM.

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