clock December 24,2023
Asiri Academy of Health Sciences and MI College Maldives forge partnership to offer internationally recognized healthcare education programs

Asiri Academy of Health Sciences and MI College Maldives forge partnership to offer internationally recognized healthcare education programs

Offering students pathways to global healthcare careers, the Asiri Academy of Health Sciences (AAHS), as the education arm of leading healthcare provider Asiri Health, has signed a landmark Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) recently with MI College Maldives, a reputed educational institute empowering the younger generation.

The partnership will facilitate training for Maldivian healthcare professionals and students in areas such as nursing, phlebotomy, and medical technology with an aim to support the healthcare sector in the Maldives and promote international career advancement.

The new alliance represents a significant milestone for Asiri Academy of Health Sciences, marking its first international collaboration. AAHS, is now venturing into international education serving as an exceptional gateway for students aspiring to embark on global healthcare careers.

AAHS will offer Maldivian students a Higher National Diploma in Nursing - National Vocational Qualification Level 6 (NVQ 6), a three-year program that produces qualified nurses eligible for top up to a bachelor’s degrees.

Additionally, AAHS will offer a Certificate in Medical Laboratory Assistant, NVQ Level 3, a three-month program for lab professionals and a Certificate in Phlebotomy, NVQ Level 3, a three-month skills enhancement program for phlebotomists.

Commenting on the partnership, Asiri Hospital Holdings CEO, Dr. Manjula Karunaratne added. “With ever-growing talent and skill needed in global healthcare, we are pleased to collaborate with MI College and support Maldivian talent leveraging our expertise. The partnership also reflects AAHS and Asiri Health’s commitment to developing healthcare capacity in Maldives through world-class programs.”

The partnership will also support the Maldivian healthcare system by providing qualified trained staff for local hospitals. The courses are set to commence within the next two months, with the nursing program requiring students to be physically present in Sri Lanka for approximately two and a half to three years.

Furthermore, AAHS, as the official education partner for Asiri Health's Port City facility, will provide potential employment opportunities to local and international students who have completed the Higher National Diploma in Nursing (NVQ 6) program and top up degree.

These opportunities will be at Asiri Health's soon-to-open 500-bed tertiary care hospital within the Port City Colombo which aims to deliver innovative and state of the art healthcare solutions and unique patient care services. It also presents attractive career prospects for nursing graduates in an elite international facility.

AAHS offers a diverse range of programs tailored to nurture students' passion and drive in the healthcare industry. The Academy’s comprehensive offerings are meticulously designed to provide the requisite knowledge, skills, and hands-on experience. The AAHS faculty includes accomplished academics and experienced clinicians, providing a unique blend of knowledge and practical insights to students. As part of the Asiri Health Group, the Academy benefits from modern facilities and cutting-edge medical equipment, creating a conducive environment for learning.

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