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Work Packages Four and Five at the University of Bamako

WP5 @ University of Bamako

Dr Rafael Ruiz de Castaneda (PhD) from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Geneva participated in the workshop on Health & Information and Communication Technologies organized by Dr Cheick Oumar Bagayoko at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bamako from the 4-7th December 2013. Dr Rafael Ruiz de Castaneda leaded a discussion session on MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) based on his own recent experience in the production of a MOOC on Global Health: An Interdisciplinary Overview at the University of Geneva. The concept of MOOCs, their potential as new global e-learning tools and their challenges were presented and discussed with students, researchers and health professionals from Mali and other African countries. This activity is part of WP5 (Excellence center strengthening and mobility) of Africa Build.

WP4 @ University of Bamako

At the same time, this was an excellent opportunity to discuss with some of the experts of the Faculty of Medicine, Prof Traore, and Ms Maiga Fatoumata, about the development of courses for AFRICA BUILD. Prof Traore will contribute with his expertise to the production of a course on clinical research methodologies. Dr Maiga Fatoumata will contribute with some lectures on research and practice on environmental health in Mali. These activities are part of WP4 (Didactic content development) of AFRICA BUILD.