A project led by Medical Students in Sierra Leone and CRIMEDIM
February 28th 2015, The Netherlands – The International Federation of Medical Students’ Association (IFMSA) announces the launch of the Kick Ebola Out Mobile Application. The project was lead by the Sierra Leone Medical Students’ Associations (SLEMSA) – which are a full member of the IFMSA – and supported by CRIMEDIM – Research Center in Emergency and Disaster Medicine of the Università Del Piemonte Orientale, Novara, Italy – which is an official partner of the IFMSA.
The KickEbolaOut Mobile Application gives users the opportunity to go through a knowledge bank based on clinical information, public health and protection topics related to ebola virus disease and its recent outbreak in West Africa. Videos, posters and literature will provide the necessary information about prevention, transmission, protection, awareness and treatment in order to enhance the responsiveness of communities to current and future Ebola outbreaks worldwide.
“The KickEbolaOut Mobile Application is an excellent example of medical students’ capacities in leading capacity building for their peers and in responding to the biggest health challenges faced in today’s world. ” – Agostinho Sousa, IFMSA President
As an educational instrument, the KickEbolaOut Mobile Application will give users the possibility to assess their knowledge and progress at various steps, including a pre-test and a post-test of fifteen (15) questions. At the end of the post-test, the app will provide the user an identification code to download your certificate of completion provided by the CRIMEDIM.
The KickEbolaOut Mobile Application is available for free on Google Play and iTunes Store.
The International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA) envisions a world in which all medical students unite for global health and are equipped with the knowledge, skills and values to take on health leadership roles locally and globally. Founded in 1951, IFMSA today represents a network of 1.3 million medical students through its 123 national member organizations. For more, visit www.ifmsa.org.
CRIMEDIM – Research Center in Emergency and Disaster Medicine is an international academic reference on the topics of major emergencies, carrying out research, consulting and training. Researchers and computer engineers are involved in innovative scientific research with particular attention to tertiary education and the use of web technology and simulation tools. For more, visit https://crimedim.med.unipmn.it
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