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”

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-246
Number of pages2
JournalInt J Health Policy Manag
Volume8
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2019

Keywords

  • Academic partnerships
  • Capacity development
  • Health workforce

UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-Being
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

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