This commentary addresses the statement that "the authors believe that the HRH [Human Resources for Health] Program can serve as a model for other initiatives that seek to address the shortage of qualified health professionals in low-income countries and strengthen the long-term capacity of local academic institutions." I adopt the position of the devil's advocate and ask whether a country, with a profile comparable to Rwanda's, should adopt this twinning model. I suggest that the alignment with population and other capacity development needs should be the main criteria of decision.
- Academic partnerships
- Capacity development
- Health workforce
Dussault, G. (2019). Reflections on health workforce development comment on “health professional training and capacity strengthening through international academic partnerships: The first five years of the human resources for health program in Rwanda”. Int J Health Policy Manag, Vol. 8(n.º 4), 245-246. https://doi.org/10.15171/ijhpm.2018.129