The International Medical Program (IMP) is unique in Region Östergötland by its contribution to better health care both locally and globally. The programme generates opportunities for individuals to gain new experience, develop as professionals, and at the same time, support the health care system in low- and middle-income countries. An international knowledge-sharing environment for health care contributes to an increased standard of global health and Region Östergötland is proud to be a part of that. Great value is added when Swedish health care professionals establish contact with other health care systems and cultures. It allows them to contribute with their knowledge and treat diseases that are uncommon in Sweden, often under conditions that can differ significantly from their usual working conditions. Another advantage is the gain in recruitment as a result of the stimulating and educational experience for employees. Curious and knowledgeable employees find great satisfaction in the exchanges and the experiences they receive. Cooperation with our partner countries is not primarily about aid. It is a mutual exchange that generates added value for all parties.
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