Financing health worker education and training

Parallel Session 12

Venue: TBC

Day and time: Friday, 28 January 2011 - 10:30-12:30

For many countries, the current levels of health worker production and investment in continuing education fall very short of requirements for minimal access to essential health care. Responding to this deficit requires a substantial financial increase in education investment and training, as well as optimal use of available resources. This session delves into this area’s current debates.

The session will focus on the financing of the education and training of health workers. In many countries, the current levels of health worker production and investment in continuing education fall very short the requirements for minimal access to essential health care.

Responding to this deficit of will require a substantial increase in both the absolute level of investment in education and training and optimal use of available resources.

At its core, the session will focus on the need for mobilizing resources from an array of current and potential sources and using available resources optimally.

The objective’s of this session are to:

  • Draw a portrait of the current state of the financing of health education and training, emphasizing the roles played by different actors;
  • Identify and discuss policy options for mobilizing resources and using resources to greatest effect;
  • Define and debate actions that can be taken by the leaders of educational institutions and programs to make best use of resources;
  • Identify steps that can be taken by advocates to encourage greater investment in health education and training.
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