Transformative Education
for Health Professionals

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Ongoing Discussions - Continuous professional development (CPD) for health professionals

Broadening career horizons. A dental intern at the United Nations

Julian Fisher inteviews Gabriela Sardon , a young dentist from Peru about her experiences as an intern at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Geneva, Switzerland. 1. With your experience at UNEP do you think that global health should be included in the dental undergraduate education... Read more

Beyond the Doha Youth Declaration on Reshaping the Humanitarian Agenda

Children and youth are considered a vulnerable population in disasters and conflicts. They have specific needs and, in times of crisis, may be subjected to violence and abuse. However, in recent years, young people have emerged as thinkers and active players in humanitarian response. This trend is... Read more

Education for a New Generation of Humanitarian Workers

Photo: WHO/J.Swan On 19 March 2015, the world has come to the first major international agreement in the post-2015 agenda. Adopted by representatives from 187 countries, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 captured unprecedented momentum and political commitment to build... Read more

危难与机遇 : 埃博拉对卫生人员教育的启示

西非埃博拉疫情严重,当地卫生人力面对突发公共卫生事件的应急应变能力令人关注。能够理解健康的社会决定因素,是应对这种致命疾病的关键。在几个最受影响的国家,学生展示了重要贡献,甚至动员世界各地的学生,共同强化教育。Read more

The changing educational culture in medical schools

cul·ture noun \ˈkəl-chər\ : the beliefs, customs, arts, etc., of a particular society, group, place, or time Culture is inevitable; you will find it in any possible group of people. Within the medical profession and medical schools this isn’t any different; you could ask any doctor or medical... Read more

Envisioning a greener, healthier future: climate change education for health professionals

A medical student from the Philippines signs a petition clamoring for bolder commitments and action among world leaders attending the 2009 UN climate negotiations in Copenhagen, Denmark On August 27-29, 2014, the World Health Organization organizes the first ever Conference on Health and Climate... Read more

Transformative learning with the people

Transformative learning with the people, for the people: a nurse-midwife’s experience in the Philippines Daisyrie Aidyl Pamogas Licensed midwife and nursing student University of the Philippines Manila-School of Health Sciences I feel truly grateful for being invited to the Prince Mahidol Award... Read more