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Governance and planning

WHO places Training for Health Equity at heart of Health and Development Agenda

First a quick refresh on WHO: WHO was created as the directing and coordinating authority on international health, enabling the nations of the world to act together for the health of all people. It’s values include a commitment to human rights, universality and equity , based on principles set out... Read more

Podcast: Prof Richard Watt on Social Determinants of Oral Health

Podcast series Professor Richard Watts speaks about the 11th IADR World Congress on Preventive Dentistry which was held in New Delhi, India, 3-7 October last year. In a wide ranging interview Richard discusses the developments in public health and education, gaps in research and events in 2018 that... Read more

Pakistan Lady Health Worker Program

Pakistan Lady Health Worker Program

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Childsmile, NHS Scotland

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WHO UNESCO MoU strengthens health workforce education

On 26 April in Geneva, the Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, and the Director-General of WHO, Dr Margaret Chan, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) strengthening cooperation between the two organizations to support countries in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development... Read more

Israeli Physician Assistants

Israel has slowly been suffering from a decline in the rate of medical doctors per population in the last decade.  Physicians from the Soviet Union who immigrated in the 1990’s are set to retire in the near future, coupled with a loss of physicians to other industries and emigration. An increase demand for care due to high birth rates, an aging population, and an increase in chronic diseases has all lead to concerns about a shortage of health care providers.  

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Pakistan Lady Health Worker Program

Pakistan Lady Health Worker Program

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Ethiopia's Human Resources for Health Programme

Ethiopia's Human Resources for Health Programme

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Redistribution of health sector resources - Matlab experience

Beginning in the 1970s, the government, with support from international donors, sustained nearly 20, 000 female community health workers whose jobs involved visiting households, meeting with residents, caring for the health needs of mothers and children and offering contraceptives (injectable, oral and barrier methods). 

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UN Commission Report on Health Employment and Economic Growth

Quick post of documents - links to policy briefs and commentary on the report re. transformative health workforce education to follow Commission Report Working for Health Employment and Economic Growth; Investing in the Health Workforce Report of the Expert group; Final report of the expert group... Read more

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