TRAINING FOR RURAL PHYSICIANS
The leading cause of mortality in Mongolia is circulatory disease, responsible for 33.1% of deaths. Therefore Oddariya’s ongoing training and capacity-building efforts are currently focused on encouraging innovation in diagnosis and management of circulatory disease and another top-five mortality cause, digestive disease (7.1%). This August, our team traveled 500 kilometers east from Ulaanbatar to Baruun Urt, Sukhbaatar.
Collaborating with the local House of Representatives, we conducted training for 33 physicians on diagnostics, management of diverse pathologies, and physical exam skills, and provided them with a toolkit to foster positive behavioral changes in patients. As a follow up to the training, we are working to ensure long-term, sustainable learning and cooperation by establishing a platform for primary care physicians to connect directly with tertiary care physicians for diagnostic and treatment consultation and fellowship with training physicians. We are greatly motivated by feedback provided by training participants and preparing for the next trip!