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Title: Enhancing the contribution of regional networks to strengthen teaching of public health in undergraduate medical education : Report of a regional consultation Bangkok, Thailand, 28-29 April 2014
Authors: World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia
Place of publication: New Delhi
Language: English
Abstract: It has been well recognized that medical graduates of the South-East Asia Region need to have clinical competencies as well as public health and other broader competencies to meet the health systems' need. Medical doctors, as leaders of the health-care team, must be able to work with the heath-care team in delivering preventive, promotive, curative and rehabilitative care. They should understand, appreciate and be able to employ public intervention in promoting and protecting health of the population. A regional meeting on teaching of public health in medical schools, convened by the WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia in 2009, revealed several shortfalls in the teaching of public health in medical schools and recommendations were made to improve it. A regional meeting was recently organized in 2013 to review progress in strengthening teaching of public health in medical schools. Progress at country level was noted at varied degrees. There was a need to accelerate the improvement and concerted efforts from all concerned were needed. This meeting was therefore convened for coordinating the efforts of the Medical Councils Network of the WHO South-East Asia Region, South-East Asian Public Health Education Institutes Network and South-East Asia Regional Association of Medical Education in strengthening the teaching of public health in undergraduate medical education. This publication contains the deliberations, agreed actions and recommendations made during the meeting.
Keywords: MEDICAL EDUCATION
Gov't Doc #: SEA-HSD-369
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/204996
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