Due to the lack of trained medical personnel, obstetric fistula and related conditions remain a common and demeaning affliction for an overwhelming number of young women in the developing world.
Simulation training is an essential component of our educational model as it engages trainees in a safe and isolated environment. While routine in developed countries, simulation technology has yet to be widely utilized in the developing world.
This type of engaging training, which can be run from a personal computer, allows trainees to rehearse the steps of a procedure before performing on a patient, reducing the risk and potential for serious error. Additionally, such technology allows for a broader, more rapid reach to accommodate the current and overwhelming volume of cases in need.
EDUCATION & TRAINING
MSI’s main initiative is to expand the skills and capabilities of in-country medical professionals. Many of the conditions are challenging and medically complex to treat. As such, advanced training methods are needed to implement standards of treatment.
MSI’s interactive simulation technology focuses on conditions commonly faced by patients in developing countries. These include obstetrical fistula, cleft lip and palate, prostatic hypertrophy, and vaginal and urinary bladder prolapse.
Simulation training may dramatically improve the efficiency and efficacy of medical training, and can help reduce the cost and time involved with training medical professionals in-country.
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