Health workforce

Transforming and scaling up health professionals’ education and training:

WHO Education Guidelines 2013

World Health Organization

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Publication details

Number of pages: 124
Publication date: November 2013
Languages: English


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.