Electronic learning could enable millions more students to train as doctors and nurses worldwide, according to research.
A new systematic review of the literature commissioned by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and carried out by Imperial College London researchers aiming at establishing the evidence-base for eLearning concludes that eLearning is likely to be as effective as traditional methods for training health professionals.
In a new Editorial of the WHO Bulletin, authors Michel Sidibé & James Campbell address the urgent need to upgrade our current model of human resources for health and talk us through the requirements of reversing a global health workforce crisis.
As at 3 December, 2014 a total of 622 health-care workers (HCWs) are known to have been infected with the Ebola virus, 346 of whom have died. The personal sacrifice of so many health workers must not be in vain. The Board of the Global Health Workforce Alliance (GHWA) notes that the Ebola crisis has uniquely demonstrated how health workers are at the core of providing essential health services, responsive to populations’ needs, yet compromised by weak health systems, long-term neglect and under-investment.
Reviewing the relevance and effectiveness of the WHO Global Code of Practice: Call for papers
The Human Resources for Health journal in collaboration with the World Health Organization, and the Global Health Workforce Alliance , is inviting research to gather new evidence on the relevance and effectiveness of the Code since its adoption in 2010, and to inform the five-year review of the Code, scheduled for the World Health Assembly (WHA) in May 2015.