Open Medical Institute: Olga Havel Foundation, our partner in the Czech Republic for OMI seminars

The new Open Medical Institute (OMI) blog series is currently featuring the OMI partner institutions worldwide. This time let us introduce the Olga Havel Foundation, our partner in the Czech Republic.

The Olga Havel Foundation was established in 1990 by Olga Havel, who dedicated her life to creating conditions for the emergence of civil society. The mission and main purpose of the foundation is to support people who, due to their health or social status, have difficulties integrating into society or taking care of themselves. In 2020, the foundation not only celebrated its 30th anniversary, but also its many achievements with programs regarding healthcare, social policy and educational issues as well as humanitarian projects.

For more than 20 years, the Open Medical Institute and the Olga Havel Foundation have maintained a successful collaboration, enabling highly qualified physicians from the Czech Republic to participate in seminars in various fields of medicine. Since the beginning of the collaboration, more than 1,000 Czech fellows were selected to attend OMI Seminars in Salzburg and to share their knowledge and experience.

The Open Medical Institute (OMI) is a global education initiative, which fosters brain gain and minimizes brain drain. It collaborates with institutions in Latin and South America, the Middle East and Africa, as well as Central and Eastern Europe. These partners promote the OMI programs to local physicians and provide administrative, financial and logistical support to physicians upon selection for an OMI program.

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„We wish that the right for dignified life is also enjoyed by those who live with handicap or mental illness, abandoned and old people, those who have a different skin colour or a different way of life, those in poverty or attacked by a malignant disease.“ Olga Havel
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