AHSU Delegation Headed by President Prof. Dr. Nurullah Okumuş Visits Germany

The delegation headed by AFSU President Prof. Dr. Nurullah Okumuş held talks in Germany. AFSU Vice Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences Assoc. Dr. Pakize Özyürek, Director of International Relations Application and Research Center Assist. Dr. Murat Yeşil, ERASMUS Coordinator Assist. Dr. Yonca Yahşi Çelenk and Lecturer Yunus Emre Kundakcı held meetings on issues such as health services, health education and student exchange in Hamm.

In the two-day visit program in North Rhine-Westphalia, the presentation about the studies carried out in health sciences was made by Hamm Municipality to the AFSU Delegation. After the presentation, Bad Sassendorf Mayor Malte Dahlhoff was visited.  Then, in company with Dahlhoff, the Salt Water Facility, Regional Thermal Resources, Kürpark and Biomechanics Clinic were visited. Health and Care Center manager Murat Urhan was visited in the afternoon. Elderly care and palliative care issues were discussed during the visits.

On the second day of the visit, Hamm Mayor Thomas Hunsteger-Petermann was visited first. Later, the Vocational Training Center was visited. The Director of the Center gave a presentation to the AFSU Delegation. After the presentation, the parties discussed Turkey and Germany’s vocational training programs.

“We aim to contribute to the communication and cooperation between the institutions in Afyonkarahisar and Hamm.”

Stating that he was happy to host the AFSU Delegation, Hamm Mayor Thomas Hunsteger-Petermann said that he would like to visit Afyonkarahisar Health Sciences University soon. Mayor Hunsteger-Petermann, giving details about the various activities especially in the field of health services carried out in Hamm, “We aim to contribute to the communication and cooperation between the institutions in Afyonkarahisar and Hamm,” said.

During the visit, gifts were presented to the AFSU Delegation Prof. Dr. Okumuş gave Mayor Hunsteger-Petermann a cup set as a gift after explaining the proverb ” A cup of coffee has a 40-year memory.”

“We want to cooperate in many areas related to health such as student exchange and elderly care.”

AFSU President Prof. Dr. Nurullah Okumuş made statements about his German contacts. Stating that Wolfgang Müller, Head of Hamm Social Cohesion and Integration Department, and Sinan Karaağaç, Hamm City Coordinator, had visited AFSU within the scope of sister city works carried out between Afyonkarahisar and Hamm, Prof. Dr. Okumuş said that AFSU was invited to Hamm after that visit was fruitful.

Prof. Dr. Okumuş pointed out Turkey’s major advances in health sciences in recent years and said, “As AFSU, we want to cooperate with relevant institutions and universities in Germany in many areas related to health such as student exchange, elderly and disabled care. We think this is extremely important in terms of mutual knowledge and experience sharing. “

“Our visits abroad show us that Turkey has stepped into a new age for the last ten years, especially in the field of health.”

Prof. Dr. Okumuş continued his words as follows: “Our visit to Germany was very productive. Our visits abroad show us that Turkey has stepped into a new age for the last ten years, especially in the field of health.”

The fact that we have caught up with European countries in terms of healthcare provision and the physical conditions of our hospitals and even passed through them in terms of certain aspects makes us feel joy and pride together. I would like to express my endless gratitude to everyone who contributed to this issue, especially our President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The world is aware that we have been increasing our health service delivery quality and other countries follow us closely. We need to do more to raise awareness of this issue even more.

During our visit to Germany, we had the opportunity to consult the student exchange programs as well as FSU’s facilities to increase education quality. We believe that we have been training health professionals who will adapt to the needs of the times. The quality of the education we offer to our students is not below European standards. One of our aims is to show that our country is in a good place in health services and education. Through student exchange programs, we also aim to contribute to our country in health tourism.

At our meeting in Germany, the issue of qualified health worker shortage was also discussed. We want our students and graduates to have a career in European countries. In this respect, training health professionals with the competence and vision to provide health services at international standards in all academic units of AFSU is at the center of our work.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 29 March 2021