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Advocacy for Lifelong Learning Systems in Africa

Advocacy for Lifelong Learning Systems in Africa UNESCO Director-General (DG), Audrey Azoulay, advocated for education as a priority investment for sustainable development at a conference organized by the French Development Agency (AFD) in Paris on 19 January 2018. The DG identified a second... Read more

Training for health equity, can accreditation be a catalyst for change?

#trainforhealthequity Next week sees the start of the WHO Executive Board which will include discussions on the WHO 13th Global Programme of Work (13GPW). Equity is theme that runs through 13 GPW It has an entry on health workforce (see para 41 and 42) that notes "providing health and social care... Read more

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

Prof Roger Strasser talks about the impact of social accountability in Northern Ontario / Canada, and successes at a global level

In this podcast Roger Strasser, Dean and CEO of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine talks about the implementation of social accountabiity and some of the results, including How underserviced rural communities approach physcian recruitment; changes following the opening of a social accountable... 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

Accreditation, A Critical Lever for the Massive Scale Up of Social Accountability Globally

By Julian Fisher, Director Advocacy and Networks, THEnet These are very exciting times for social accountability, now mainstreamed in health workforce policy at a global level (1). This establishes the policy environment for interconnected and aligned action to deliver the massive scale up and... Read more

Connecting Future Rural Healthcare Workers with Rural Communities

Connecting Future Rural Healthcare Workers with Rural Communities About two years ago I was a young doctor working in Croatia and training in family medicine. As in many areas of the world Croatia is country that is experiencing a lack of doctors and is struggling to retain its health workforce... Read more

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

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