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Reflecting on the AfriPEN Research Workshop, and the First Symposium for Interprofessional Education in Africa

Reflecting on the AfriPEN Research Workshop, and the First Symposium for Interprofessional Education in Africa . During the week of September 17, AfriPEN took another giant step forward in its development as the “go to” organization for interprofessional education and collaborative practice in sub-... 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

Social accountability on WHO WHA 70 agenda

Welcome to THEnets coverage of the 70 th WHO World Health Assembly Social accountability on the agenda at this year’s World Health Assembly in Geneva Social accountability features in one of the key issues being discussed at the WHA this year; the health workforce (HWF) which is also being given a... Read more

Sierra Leone’s Community Health Officers: a resilient, responsive health workforce

Authors: Alex van Duinen MD, PhD Candidate, Nadia Cobb PA-C, PhD Candidate, Alieu Faylulu F Mansaray SACHO, Amadu Jawara SACHO, Seibatu Sia Kemoh SACHO in training Background The Social Determinants of Health impact 80% of a patient’s health status, with medicine effecting the other 20%. 1,2,3... Read more

Transforming Education through Student Retention and Recruitment

Transforming Education through Student Retention and Recruitment By Julia Bluestone, Senior Technical Advisor, Jhpiego, and Chair, Frontline Health Workers Coalition (follow on twitter; @Jhpiego @FHWC ) Image: Community health nursing students conduct community outreach visits (Kate Holt/Maternal... Read more

Interprofessional Education in Healthcare: Improving Human Resources Capacity to Achieve Universal Health

The Unit of Human Resources for Health (HSS/HR), Department of Health Systems and Services (HSS), hosted in Bogotá, Colombia, from December 7 to 9 the meeting “Interprofessional Education in Healthcare: Improving Human Resources Capacity to Achieve Universal Health”. A total of 14 countries of the... Read more

Who are frontline health workers ?

This blog will be developed to include the outcomes of the Webinar October 20 th , 10 a.m. ET: Health Workforce: An Investment not a cost. Click here to register for the webinar Did you know that investing in the health workforce can improve economic growth even more than investing in the finance... Read more

Evidence, or the lack of, in health professions education

Evidence, or the lack of, in health professions education Dr Neel Sharma Click here to view High Fidelity Simulation (HFS) Use in Asia case study The rise in health professions education (HPE) has been rapid. Yet despite this, there now needs to be a pause for reflection. Whilst various headliners... Read more

Societal distribution of health conditions related to housing.

Socioeconomic context and position exert a powerful influence on the societal distribution of health conditions related to housing. Differential exposures to housing risk factors are frequently inversely associated with social
position. In England, 35% of people in the lowest income quintile live... Read more

Mental illness and the social determinants in a negative cycle

It is important to notice that social determinants such as poverty and associated conditions of unemployment, low educational level and discriminated/stigmatized groups are all strong markers for mental illness . Mental illness and these social determinants are considered to interact in a negative... Read more

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