3 Nights Cape Town, 4-Night Safari Cruise, 2 Nights Victoria Falls, 3 Nights Rovos Rail Luxury Train
Relive the romance of a bygone era traveling on the world’s most luxurious and historic train, the Rovos Rail. Before experiencing the timeless grace and high romance of African exploration via this legendary train, you’ll spend three nights in Cape Town. Cradled by the imposing Table Mountain, Devil’s Peak and Lion’s Head, Cape Town is known for its majestic beauty, offering a blend of cosmopolitan city life and outdoor adventure. From here, fly to Kasane, Botswana for your four-night Zambezi Queen wildlife and safari cruise. Revel in the Chobe National Park’s breathtaking scenery and marvel at its mighty elephants splashing in the water and the stealthy lions ruling over the plains. Continue to the UNESCO-designated Victoria Falls for two nights prior to spending your last three nights traveling 1,000 miles through Zimbabwe and on to South Africa. Experience five-star cuisine, excellent South African wines, extraordinary scenery, amazing wildlife and a safari at Hwange Game Reserve as you journey through southern Africa.
Countries: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe
Seminar Overview/Statement of Purpose:
PES is fortunate to have dental and medical practitioners representing a variety of specialties participating in the CME/CE sessions. PES understands the importance of offering inter-professional healthcare education, allowing colleagues to gain cross-specialty perspectives and updates in the treatment and prevention of disease. The need to adapt best practice models in the context of emerging healthcare reforms impacting patient care delivery and access to care is an important issue for all healthcare practitioners.
Delivering quality healthcare with limited resources across a variety of widespread geographical environments, multicultural groups and locales is an ongoing challenge for any healthcare system. South Africa, Botswana and Zambia are faced with these issues along with an increasing incidence of communicable and non-communicable diseases and high child mortality rates in the population due in part to the lack of access to medical facilities, education and a reliable transportation infrastructure. Centers of Excellence have begun to be established in rural areas with the support of global health organizations providing medical delivery models focusing on community access to healthcare education, treatment and prevention of disease.
US practitioners also face quality healthcare delivery challenges in rural and urban multicultural communities and the increase in occurrence of non-communicable and communicable diseases is ever more global in focus. Now, more than ever, it is important for medical /healthcare practitioners to collaborate with colleagues and global counterparts to gain cross-cultural perspectives and updates in the treatment and prevention of disease.
Exploring solutions to these challenges with in-country professionals provides opportunities for practitioners to enhance healthcare delivery models and best practices to provide quality patient care and outcomes in their own professional setting.
Planned Healthcare Topics Include:
• Overview of Healthcare and Delivery Systems in Southern Africa
• The Chronic Burden of Disease in South Africa
• Updates in Travel Medicine
• Environmental Health and Integrative Solutions
• Emerging Healthcare Issues: Treatment and Prevention
• Medical and Dental Challenges in Remote Areas
• Oral Health in Africa: Infrastructure, Education, and Training