IIHMR University signed a MoU with Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences (KGUMS) of Bhutan to collaborate on Academic, Research Consultancy and Training in Health Sciences at IIHMR, Delhi. This marks the start of an era of mutually beneficial collaboration to support the newly formed Health University in Bhutan. Dr K P Tshering, President KGUMS, Bhutan and Dr S D Gupta, Chairman, IIHMR University and Trustee Secretary IIHMR Group were the signatories to this historic collaboration. Immediately, two Key Trainers training programs of two week duration each are being organised by IIHMR at Bhutan in next two months.
Dr. S D Gupta, Chairman of IIHMR University said, “Under this five year tie-up programme, IIHMR University will be providing training to the health professionals of Bhutan. Training of Hospital Management, Leadership Development, Faculty Development, Teaching and Training, Technology, Pedagogy and Grant Management are the key modules of this training programme.”
IIHMR has a long history of successful international collaboration with neighbouring countries such as Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Myanmar. KGUMS, Bhutan is the only Medical University of Bhutan and aspires to become a centre of excellence in human resources development in medical and paramedical sciences.
IIHMR University is a pioneer health management research institution in India which started three decades earlier and has progressed to become a WHO Collaborating Centre on Districts Health System based on Primary Health Care and Centre of Excellence in Health Management Research. It has collaborations with Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, JHU. Over the years, IIHMR has been instrumental to mentor thousands of health management professionals in India and other countries.