The workingparty ISM&RH has an anual symposium.

Twinning with Tanzania

The working party ISM&RH has been in a twinning project with Tanzania. The project was founded together with Agota, the Tanzanian Gynecologists Association, and in cooperation with FIGO and NVOG, in the Kilwa district, to improve the acute obstetric care. An important secondary goal was to strengthen Agota itself as a professional organization. Read more: Twinning Tanzania

This Twinning project has recently come to an end, results will follow. The working party ISM & RH is currently looking for a new twinning project. Are you, or do you know a gynecologist who is interested in a Twinning project? Do you know a project where ISM & RH can contribute? Let us know!

International Healthcare and Tropical Diseases Residency

The International Healthcare and Tropical Disease residency in the Netherlands is unique in the world. After graduating from basic medical education, this training prepares participants for a job as a ‘tropical medicine’ in a developing country or within International Health organizations . In September 2012, the training was KNMG acknowledged. The training program now also contains an internship abroad of 6 months to better prepare the future specialists! The training consists of two years of clinical placements in MD partnerships with “tropical experience” in a number of accredited Dutch hospitals in the area of surgery and obstetrics /gynecology and pediatrics. During these periods, the physician residents attend study days where selected topics are taught relating to pediatrics, dermatology, ophthalmology, AIDS and HIV / TB, gynecology and obstetrics.

In addition, participants have to follow the Dutch Tropical Course (NTC) at KIT in Amsterdam. Participants of the NTC are being prepared to implement curative care, administration and management of a rural hospital, management of district health services and research. The NTC is organized by a consortium of research institutes, comprising: the University of Amsterdam, the VU University Amsterdam and the Royal Institute for the Tropics.

Information about the “tropics training ‘can be obtained from the secretary’s office of the COTG. The secretary’s office takes care of registration and it keeps track of vacancies. The secretary’s office is also responsible for the registration and organization of study days. Read more:

The ISM&RH is an advisory board

The ISM & RH has a firm body of knowledge. Almost every member of the working party has working experience in one or more low resource countries. Many of them are also active in the field of science and education. Members of the ISM & RH can contribute ideas and give advice about founding and developing projects worldwide. Some members supervise students / tropical doctors in their PhD trajects. If you have any questions please mail to: secretariaat.wp @

Collaboration with the Royal Dutch Midwifery Organisation (KNOV)

Advocacy, quality of care and international projects: the KNOV is active on multiple fronts. In addition, the KNOV offers services such as consultancy, communications and dealing with complaints. The Journal for Midwives (Tijdschrift voor Verloskundigen) is the professional journal in the field of midwifery and related sciences and offers a forum for discussion about midwifery and related subjects. Read more on

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