Transformative Education
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Ongoing Discussions - Curriculum Development

Structural competency, innovation in social determinants of health teaching

Structural competency, innovation in social determinants of health teaching I use the WHO conceptual framework on the social determinants of health ( CSDG ), see below, to introduce health workforce students to health inequities and the social determinants of health, as useful framing exercise to... Read more

Dental Caries; Why we must gear the oral heath workforce towards taking action on the social determinants of health

Why we must gear the oral heath workforce towards taking action on the social determinants of health The United Nations Declaration on Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) recognized oral diseases, which includes dental caries, pose a major health burden for many countries and... Read more

Mental Health; Context, Exposure, Vulnerabilities, Consequences

Context : The current globalization in the economic, political, social, cultural, environmental and technological spheres has led to rapid changes in the configuration of societies , particularly in poorer countries, which have the weakest social welfare and public health systems. Evidence from... Read more

Mental Health; Analysis of exposure over the life-course to social determinants

Analysis of exposure over the life-course to social determinants shows that exposure to negative and positive determinants processes and accumulate over time, influencing epigenetical, psychosocial, physiological, and behavioural attributes among individuals as well as social conditions in families... Read more

Institute of Medicine; A Framework for Educating Health Professionals to Address the Social Determinants of Health

A Framework for Educating Health Professionals to Address the Social Determinants of Health " Educating health professionals about the social determinants of health generates awareness among those professionals about the potential root causes of ill health and the importance of addressing them in... Read more

Beyond the Doha Youth Declaration on Reshaping the Humanitarian Agenda

Children and youth are considered a vulnerable population in disasters and conflicts. They have specific needs and, in times of crisis, may be subjected to violence and abuse. However, in recent years, young people have emerged as thinkers and active players in humanitarian response. This trend is... Read more

Education for a New Generation of Humanitarian Workers

Photo: WHO/J.Swan On 19 March 2015, the world has come to the first major international agreement in the post-2015 agenda. Adopted by representatives from 187 countries, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 captured unprecedented momentum and political commitment to build... Read more

Systematic review of eLearning

eLearning as good as traditional training for health professionals Electronic learning could enable millions more students to train as doctors and nurses worldwide, according to research Click here to Watch a video of the launch Dr Al-Shorbaji speaking at the launch of the systematic review of... Read more

China embraces One Health for One World

China embraces One Health for One World A recent issue of the Lancet highlighted the complexity of China’s health professional education system. As Li Bin, minister of the newly formed National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC), reaffirmed that health professionals are the key driving... Read more

The Non-Physician Clinician - the Invisible Workforce

The Global Health Workforce Alliance estimates that by 2035 the global shortage of healthcare providers will be 12.9 million 1 . Current estimates are that over 1 billion people do not have access to health care providers today. 2 The non-physician clinician (NPC) plays an important role in the... Read more

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