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AMTCs; Global Health Providers known by many names

AMTCs; Global Health Providers known by many names

By Nadia Cobb

The 4th Global Women Deliver 2016 Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark will be attended by over 5,000 participants from over 155 countries, with 25+ Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Health, Gender, Education, and Development, 50+ Parliamentarians  and 8+ Heads of International Agencies. It seeks to "bring together diverse voices and interests to drive progress particularly in maternal, sexual, and reproductive health and rights, We build capacity, share solutions, and forge partnerships, together creating coalitions, communication and action that spark polictical commitment and investment in girls and women”
The health workforce crisis globally calls for a shift in counting numbers of professionals (ie physicians/1,000 or nurses/1000) to the expansion of appropriate skills mixes distributed in areas of need. The Accelerated Medically Trained Clinician (AMTC) has a long history (1600’s) globally of increasing access to care with a particular emphasis on primary care for the rural and marginalized communities. The AMTC will be presented in a concurrent session panel hosted by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Health Organization Department of Health Workforce and the Federation of International Gynecologists and Obstetricians. This session focuses on skills mix expansion/ task sharing in obstetric care.
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