International Pediatric Emergency Medical Elective (IPEME)
IPEME is a summer elective program that brings together twelve medical students from Canada, Jordan, Palestine, and Israel to study Pediatric Medicine and Global Health together. Building on the CISEPO model, participants engage in respectful dialogue, explore issues in refugee health, learn best practices in Global Health and the Sphere Principles, gain clinical exposure in Pediatrics at the Hospital for Sick Kids in Toronto, contribute to group projects as part of a Public Health “Hackathon”, learn ACLS and PALS skills with regular simulation lab sessions, gain training in casting and suturing, and join in team building activities. This is a UofT accredited program with the Department of Pediatric Emergency Medicine of the Hospital for Sick Children, McMaster University, University of Toronto, and Mount Sinai Hospital.
Partnership with Project Rozana
Our renewed partnership with Project Rozana involves further developing Israel-Palestine medical education. Current initiatives include supporting the International Community Action Network (ICAN) and Rozana academic group at McGill University and the creation of an Arab language health system navigator training program at the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem. CISEPO also partners with Project Rozana, The Munk Centre for International Affairs, and the Translational Research Program at the University of Toronto on a Peace through Health Experiential Lecture Series aimed at physicians and public health professionals.
Save a Child’s Heart Canada
We work in partnership with Save a Child’s Heart to develop cardiology programming and short course CPD medical education initiatives related to Cardiology and CV surgery in the Middle East and Tanzania. The newest project aims to address high Maternal and Child health mortality rates and improve employment prospects for women in Tanzania through a CHW led screening program. SACH received the United Nations award for Population Health in June 2018.
Canada-Kenya Global Health Equity Program Partnered with AMPATH
International Behavioural Neurology Rounds (IBNR)
Kabul Cardiac Care Centre
In partnership with Kabul University and the Rotary Club of Toronto Bay-Bloor, CISEPO supported a past CISEPO Cardiology Fellow, in efforts to build Afghanistan’s first Cardiology Institute in Kabul. Current involvement includes development and provision of an emergency medicine and family medicine undergraduate curriculum and ongoing post graduate training in cardiac electrophysiology and cardiovascular surgery.
HMC Qatar Partnership
West Kabul Emergency Centre
With support from the Rotary Club of Toronto Bay-Bloor, an emergency centre and training program are being developed with KATEB University. This project is locally driven and being led by a previous CISEPO fellow who is current Director of International Partnerships at Kateb University. The University is partnered with CISEPO, the Toronto Afghani community leadership, and Rotary to develop Afghanistan’s first cardiology institute in Kabul.
World Federation of Neurology Partnership
Canada-Jordan Academic Partnership
The Canada-Jordan Academic Partnership is at the foundation of CISEPO’s historical development. It consists of a long standing commitment to Health system strengthening in Jordan that involves clinical fellowships, bilateral academic exchanges, regional training, and academic monitoring and accreditation through cooperative network partnerships.