Federation of public health associations to focus on work force issues.The World Federation of Public Health Associations This is a list of national and regional public health associations. List
African Region (AFRO)
Under the $123,500 grant, received in December, the federation will work to develop competencies that can be used to enhance the work of health professionals around the world. Such competencies can help improve training, continuing education continuing education: see adult education.
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"Improving the capacity, expertise and strength of the public health work force is crucial to ensuring the health of the world's people, no matter where they live," Hatcher said.
The grant will allow the federation to commission a paper on public health education, training and work force analysis in developing countries. The World Federation of Public Health Associations will also become an active participant in the Global Workforce Alliance and its task forces, which address issues such as migration, technical cooperation and resource mobilization Resource mobilization is a social theory related to the study of social movements. It focuses on the ability of the members of the movement to acquire resources and mobilize people in order to advance their goals. .
"Addressing the need for a competent global work force must receive priority attention ... or the health systems in many countries might collapse," said S.M. Asib Nasim, federation president.
Founded in 1967, the World Federation of Public Health Associations is made up of more than 70 national and regional public health associations, including APHA, as well as schools of public health.
For more information, visit www.wfpha.org, call (202) 777-2491 or e-mail email@example.com.