World Health Organization Guidelines on Transforming and scaling up health professionals' education and training: Recommendation -- National governments should introduce accreditation of health professional education where it does not exist and strengthen it where it does exist. Accreditation, if properly used, is a key tool for quality management of professional education and for ensuring that graduates have the competencies that correspond to accepted professional standards and to the needs of the population. The alignment of accreditation with health goals is one of the four enabling actions that contribute to scaling up the education of health professionals. Accreditation is particularly important at a time when private health professional education is proliferating, often in an unregulated environment.
These guidelines call for new approaches in health professionals’ education. Approaches are needed that transform systems and encourage the move away from the traditional focus on tertiary care hospitals to initiatives that foster community engagement. The guidelines recommendations support and advocate for implementation considerations in efforts to involve communities and countries collectively for this transformational change in health professionals’ education. It is the intent of the Guidelines to encourage educational and training institutions to foster and enhance the relational activity and the interaction and planning between education, health and other sectors.
Developed by the International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH), the Everyday Leadership website is an online repository of materials developed as part of I-TECH's Everyday Leadership Project and includes more than 130 curricular materials, 370 short video teaching clips, 21 longer video profiles in leadership, and 21 case studies developed by I-TECH to strengthen global health leadership and management practices. Training topics include:
- Policy & Advocacy
- Organizational Development
- Financial Management
Country ownership, organizational sustainability and graduation from donor support are worthy goals of any civil society organization (CSO). Each of these goals are centered around an organization’s ability to mobilize resources to serve its clients sustainably while remaining mission driven in the face of market and donor shifts. Resource mobilization and sound financial management are essential in any CSO. CSOs in many countries list strengthening their resource mobilization capacity as one of their top organizational priorities, along with financial management, planning systems, governance, human resources and monitoring and evaluation. This technical note describes resource mobilization which includes all activities undertaken by an organization to secure new and additional financial, human and material resources to advance its mission.
To achieve Liberia’s vision of becoming a middle-income country, the goal of this policy is to improve the health and social welfare status of the population of Liberia on an equitable basis. Sustained leadership, stakeholder commitment, resources and effort are needed to achieve this. The underlying principle to this policy is that health is a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing, and access to quality health and social welfare services is a precondition for individual and societal development. The guiding principles to this policy are that health is a universal human right, equity, quality, efficiency, sustainability, and accountability.
The overarching goal of this financing policy is to ensure that the health and social welfare services provided to the people of Liberia are affordable to the country while preventing catastrophic household expenditures. Sustained leadership, stakeholder commitment, resources and effort are needed to achieve this goal by accomplishing the following five objectives: (1) Increasing the mobilization and predictability of adequate, sustainable financial resources for health and social welfare; (2) improving the planning, budgeting and accounting for equitable resource allocations; (3) increasing the efficiency of resource utilization; (4) increasing systemic efficiency and equity through a harmonized provider payment mechanism; and (5) strengthening the financial evidence base for management and policy decision-making.
The goal of this policy and plan is to efficiently staff and effectively manage the network of facilities in Liberia with the right mix of qualified workers in order to provide services according to the people's needs and according to the highest professional and ethical standards. The principles guiding this human resources policy and plan are equity, efficiency, quality, sustainability, decentralization, and partnership.
The Essential Package of Health Services (EPHS) sets forth the standards to strengthen services and ensure quality healthcare for all Liberians. As a result of Liberia’s ongoing high maternal and infant mortality rates, the EPHS places a stronger emphasis on all maternal and child health services. This includes: access to skilled, facility-based delivery services; appropriate malaria prophylaxis and treatment during pregnancy; prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV; maternal and infant nutrition; and family planning services, among others.
Additional services to be scaled-up include child nutrition, response to sexual and gender based violence (SGBV), adolescent health services and mental health services. New services include the detection and treatment of reproductive cancers, non-communicable diseases and neglected tropical diseases as well as school health, eye health and prison health. This more comprehensive approach addresses healthcare needs at all levels of the healthcare system.
Learn how to engage your board in fundraising. This class helps you think through the process of getting your board involved with fundraising. What we will cover:
- The role of your board
- Why board members may be reluctant to fundraise and how to overcome these concerns
- Ways the board can participate in fundraising activities
- Tips for strengthening your fundraising board
This Mental Health Policy (2010-2015) is statement of the commitment by the government of Sierra Leone to set clear directions for the development of mental health services and the promotion of mental health in the country. Based on an all-inclusive consultative process and current situation analysis, this policy facilitates the integration of mental health services into the public health agenda and encourages an intersectoral approach to mental health, as well as reduce the burden of mental disorders in the population.