Global Health Education Training & Service (GHETS), USA
Global Health through Education, Training and Service (GHETS) is a non-governmental, non-profit organization founded in 2002 in the USA, dedicated to improving health in developing countries through innovations in education and service. GHETS provides start-up grants to local training institutions in low-income countries, and the technical help to launch and improve programs that prepare and support healthcare workers in rural and poor communities. GHETS believes that well trained and supported doctors, nurses and allied health workers are key to sustainable change.
GHETS works with a network of medical and nursing schools in developing countries to train local health personnel to provide comprehensive healthcare. These schools are working to build community-based clinics in rural and urban areas. GHETS uses a long-term strategy to increase local health manpower and comprehensive primary care services. GHETS focuses on increasing the number of locally trained medical personnel who are able to treat all illnesses that present.
Links to the health workforce crisis
GHETS believes that the best, most affordable way to save the most lives and improve overall health is to increase the number of trained local, primary healthcare workers. By leveraging small investments and the leadership of local change agents, GHETS' programs offer the most cost-effective and sustainable strategies to recruit, train and support primary care workers in developing countries. GHETS is working with partners in East and Southern Africa in order to bridge the gap between the vast need and the capacity of an overburdened healthcare workforce. Health leaders are joining forces to advocate for changes in workforce incentives, compensation and hiring systems to encourage the growth of the health workforce serving rural and underserved communities.
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