Health Sciences Education Systems Including Medical Education: Human Resources for Health


In teh area of Health Sciences Education Systems Including Medical Education, focus is on supporting countries for strengthening national education systems, including schools and universities, to support production of all types of health workers, with appropriate skills and competencies through:

  • Supporting the evaluation of training programmes in terms of relevance and capacity for scaling up production of HWs
  • Supporting the strengthening of accreditation mechanisms in countries
  • Supporting the reforming of health sciences training programmes and curricula
  • Supporting the introduction of innovative training methods such as distance learning
  • Supporting the strengthening of training capacity in countries in terms of training of trainers, teaching equipment and materials, infrastructure investment and development.
  • Supporting networking and twinning of training institutions, WHO Collaborating Centres and exchange of expertise within and outside the region
  • Supporting national continuing education processes
  • Strengthening the strategic management of fellowships.

Africa Health Workforce Observatory

A cooperative network for information and action to contribute to solve the health workforce crisis in Africa