Human Resources for Health Crisis
A sufficient number of well-trained health workers is critical to improving countries’ ability to provide effective immunization and disease control services. Yet, there is a shortage of health professionals in more than 50 countries worldwide, with sub-Saharan Africa carrying the bulk of the burden. Unless action is taken now, many countries will not maximize their progress towards the 2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and other sustainable development goals.
EpiVacPlus Reponse: Innovative Training and Field Interventions
EpiVacPlus aims to address the human resources for health crisis by developing and implementing innovative and high-quality training programs combining classroom and distance learning, professional supervision, and research support. These programs are implemented through professional and academic partnerships.
The EpiVacPlus training model emphasizes field training and on-site professional tutoring. This approach makes it possible to immediately apply teachings in the workplace and to avoid brain drain.