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Charles Boelen

Charles Boelen is a medical doctor (Belgium, 1966 ), specialized in public health (University of Montreal, Canada), epidemiology (McGill University, Montreal), health system management (Harvard and Stanford Universities, USA) and education of health...Read full bio
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André-Jacques Neusy

André-Jacques Neusy, MD, DTM&H, is Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Training for Health Equity Network (THEnet), a consortium of health-professions education institutions. THEnet conducts joint research to help build evidence to support...Read full bio
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Rachel Ellaway

Rachel Ellaway PhD is the Assistant Dean Curriculum and Planning and an Associate Professor at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine and is widely published in the field of medical education .Read full bio


Will Australia have a fit-for-purpose medical workforce in 2025?

Will Australia have a fit-for-purpose medical workforce in 2025? Image Line of men leading to Australia on Earth globe illustration by Stephen Finn (Adobe Stock) To produce a fit-for-purpose medical workforce, Australia needs streamlined training pathways in all medical disciplines "Around the... 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

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

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

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

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

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