Health Sciences Education Systems Including Medical Education

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The 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.

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