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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

Social accountability and accreditation Roger Strasser, Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Canada

The Role of Accreditation in Enhancing Quality and Innovation in Health Professions Education - A Workshop

Culture and pedagogy – not one size fits all

Culture and pedagogy – not one size fits all Dr Neel Sharma Advances in health professions education are currently fast paced. Decades back this avenue was fairly stand still. Yet there has now been huge interest in the field across the domains of teaching, learning and assessment. Significant... Read more

Walter Sisulu University (WSU) Faculty of Health Sciences Excellence through Relevance

 

 

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Social Accountability, Ghent University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

From its very beginning in 1815, Ghent University had a Faculty of Medicine. It developed as a traditional faculty, implementing the Flexner-report guidelines at the beginning of the previous century. In the seventies, the curriculum was still a very traditional one based on an enormous amount of basic medical sciences, but also on physics, plant biology, zoology,….The skills training was limited to one year of clerkship, the 'seventh' year after six years of mainly theoretical study.

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A Call to Action; Accelerated Medically Trained Clinicians and the social determinants of health

#AMTC_HRH A Call to Action; Accelerated Medically Trained Clinicians and the social determinants of health Author; Nadia Cobb MS, PA-C Key reference: Findings from a survey of an uncategorized cadre of clinicians in 46 countries--Increasing access to medical care with a focus on regional needs... Read more

Myanmar’s Health Assistants: Serving the Rural Communities

The wide ranging health care provider shortage in Myanmar was a driving force in 1953 to create a new health worker. The Health Assistant is a medical provider, trained in an accelerated model to serve the primary care needs of the rural health centers. As close to  70% of the population live in rural areas, this workforce has been proven as a vital part of the health workforce; increasing access to care with a focus on Primary Care at the community level. They are not allowed to practice in private clinics.

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Feldshers in the Ukraine

During a recent visit to a feldsher training program in Kiev, Ukraine, the lead author had an opportunity to meet with the dean of Kiev Medical College #2 and director of its feldsher training program. The meeting was held in Kiev and conducted in Russian with the assistance of an interpreter.

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