When traveling to another country for medical care, one of the first you should take into account is the doctor’s and the facility’s stand on training and patient safety. Costa Rica has taken these considerations to the national level to ensure that all practicing healthcare professionals are held to strict and high guidelines. Massimo Manzi, as the Executive Director at the Council for International Promotion of Costa Rica Medicine (PROMED), is the man in charge of ensuring this adherence. PROMED works with the Minister of Health to ensure the proper training of all healthcare professionals in Costa Rica, their accreditation both at the nation and international level, and the adherence by all Hospitals, Clinics and Doctors.
Listen to today’s episode to learn about Costa Rica’s Public Health system and how the education of the medical professionalsis aimed to help promote and encourage medical tourism. Don’t miss this interesting and educational episode!
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In This Episode, You’ll Learn
- The history of medical tourism in Costa Rica
- Where Massimo believes the future of medical tourism of Costa Rica is headed
- The strict training process that all medical professionals must follow
- Why Costa Rica is so successful in not exporting their professionals
- Why the Costa Rican government and Minister of Health set strict rules for all health care professionals
The Onwards Medical Breakthrough
Today, the Onwards Medical Breakthrough comes from an amazing story out of the Sudan. A company called Not Impossible Labs, created by Mick Ebeling, started a project with 3D printing called Project Daniel. Mick, with two 3D printers, minimal training and supplies, flew to Sudan to manufacture a customized prosthetic arm for a young man by the name of Daniel Omar. Omar had lost both of his arms during an airstrike two years ago, now thanks to Mick, he has a new customized prosthetic arm. Mick Ebeling together with an American doctor working with amputees in the Sudan, have taught the locals how to create these prosthetics who are now printing on average, an arm a week.
You can learn more about this discovery at this link.