What We Do
IMET 2000 believes that a learning model must be continuously updated and based around the carefully identified needs of individual countries. For example, a three year training programme for community health workers who are therefore committed to serving their own people especially in rural areas is often more suitable to the need. Alongside such an initiative, upgrading of the nursing profession with opportunities for specialisation and ‘lead’ or ‘consultant nurse’ status is often a cost effective alternative to expensive physician training. In addition, ambulance drivers and paramedics are often not only first on the scene but provide the only skills available in extreme emergency; they too need better training.
IMET 2000 seeks to improve education and training right across the board to encourage a truly multidisciplinary approach not centred on hospitals but on family practice clinics. Finally it seeks to address the shortage of healthcare workers in all disciplines by increasing the availability of cost effective distance learning opportunities and sponsoring students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
IMET 2000 is still evolving and evaluating different models of healthcare education to address the needs outlined above and is piloting schemes which are tested in real time service provision. Its programmes are currently based in Palestine and the Ukraine.