The Presidency Of The Erbil Polytechnic University… Celebration Of Signing Opening Project Of The First Orthotics And Prosthetics Scientific Department

The Presidency Of The Erbil Polytechnic University… Celebration Of Signing Opening Project Of The First Orthotics And Prosthetics Scientific Department

On Thursday 10th of December 2020, the presidency of the Erbil Polytechnic University celebrated the opening of the first scientific department of Orthotics and Prosthetics.

At the beginning of the celebration, the Rector of the EPU, Asst. Prof. Dr. Kawa Abdulkareem Sherwani delivered his statement in which he welcomed the Iraqi Higher Education and Scientific Research Ministry Representative, Dr. Ihab, the Kurdistan Region Higher Education and Scientific Research Ministry Representative, Dr. Mohammed Kalari, the Head of the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC), Mr. Hisham Al-Wadudi, the Iraqi and KRG Health Ministry Representatives, and other attendees. Then, his Excellency expressed his gratitude and appreciation towards both Iraqi and Kurdistan Region Higher Education and Scientific Research Ministry Representatives for their collaboration and cooperation in opening this great project that will effectively impact  Iraq and Kurdistan region. He also said, “We feel proud of our university because we could open the first scientific department of Orthotics and Prosthetics in the whole Iraq and Kurdistan Region. We will work hard to succeed in this fruitful project.”

Then, the Kurdistan Region Higher Education and Scientific Research Ministry Representative, Dr. Mohammed Kalari, presented a speech. He said: “This project is essential for our country that is why I congratulate the EPU Rector for their amazing work, and we as the ministry will completely support such project.” after that, both the Head of the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) and the KRG Health Ministry Representative delivered their speech.

This project is an agreement amongst the ICRC, the Iraqi Higher Education and Scientific Research Ministry, the Kurdistan Region Higher Education and Scientific Research Ministry, The Iraqi Health and Environment Ministry, and the Kurdistan Region Health Ministry that will implement in the Erbil Polytechnic University/ Erbil Technical Health College.

It is worth mentioning; this project will receive four years of funding from ICRC, then they will renew it accordingly. For this reason, nineteen students will be accepted to study in this department who are the staff of the Higher Education and Scientific Research Ministry, the Health Ministry, the Defense Ministry of Iraq, and the Kurdistan Region.