UManitoba expertise making positive impact in Middle East

I have to admit that I cringe a bit at anything to do with Saudi Arabia (human rights), but helping train health professionals is a good thing.

In consultation with the Millennium Academy, West and Dr. Emily Etcheverry, dean, College of Rehabilitation Sciences, developed a plan to guide the development of a new degree in respiratory therapy in Saudi Arabia. As part of the consultation process, West and Etcheverry travelled to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to conduct an on-site needs assessment. This included a review of potential learning facilities, clinical education sites, and meetings with Millennium Academy officials and local practicing respiratory therapists.