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Measurement and accountability for results in health. Does what gets measured, get done?

Measurement and accountability for results in health. Does what gets measured, get done ? Dr Chan the former Director of WHO reflected that ‘what gets measured, gets done’. Yellow measure tape By karandaev Adobe Stock The idea of reorienting towards population and community needs is a central... Read more

More Dentists or Larger Oral Health Workforce? What is the solution?

More Dentists or Larger Oral Health Workforce? What is the solution? Oral Health Screening Camp in a Deprived Neighbourhood of Delhi NCR Good health is resolutely recognized as one of the central pillars of sustainable development. Attainment of highest standards of health for all citizens is an... Read more

Accreditation, can it catalyze training for oral health equity?

Accreditation, can it catalyze training for oral health equity? India: Frontline Health Workers Health Promotion Training Source: PHFI PRIME Project The profile of oral diseases have changed considerably in the past few decades. Many high-income countries have shown significant improvements in... Read more

Working together to develop standardized accreditation mechanisms

Working together to develop standardized accreditation mechanisms 1.0 Introduction - Framing the issue The 4 th Global Forum of Human Resources of Health is 2 weeks away, with academic accreditation as one of the cross-cutting issues of (on?) the conference programme. In this blog we pose the... Read more

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

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

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

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

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

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