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Dissemination process

The guidelines document will be printed and made available on the WHO website. It will be complemented by an interactive ePlatform linked to the website for feedback and comments. It will also be available on CD-ROM and circulated through WHO channels for adaptation and implementation at country level.

An NGO in official relations with WHO has agreed to set up a Task Force consisting of representatives of education and training institutions, as well as NGOs involved in working with universities to improve governance of academic institutions and make curricula more relevant. 

Because there were a number of policy makers, regulatory bodies, collaborators and country partners who were members of the Guidelines Development Group, they have committed, in the second meeting of the Guidelines Development Group, to implement the guidelines through mechanisms and activities in their own institutions. They have also indicated willingness to provide advocacy for the guidelines by inserting discussions into the guidelines in to the agendas of their global or regional meetings, with the objective of identifying areas in which their institutions can embed the guidelines into their work at the county level.

Given the involvement and interest of civil society organizations who are also service providers, they have also agreed to establish working groups in the areas of education and training institutions; governance of training institutions; accreditation and regulation, financing and sustainability; and performance and social accountability to provide global and country advocacy messages using the recommendations of the guidelines.

It is planned that the guidelines will be translated into all the UN languages and disseminated. The recommendations given in this document are expected to remain valid until 2016. The Human Resources for Health Team at WHO Headquarters in Geneva will be responsible for initiating a review of these global recommendations at that time, based on new evidence and research and feedback from countries that have been using the recommendations.