Dr. Andre-Jacques Neusy and Björg Pálsdóttir from THEnet attended the Global Symposium on Health Workforce Education Accreditation and Regulation in Istanbul, Turkey from December 10to 12th, 2019. The meeting was organized by the World Health Organization, the Global Health Workforce Network and the ECFMG in the United States. Björg, who was on the program committee, presented findings from breakout groups. Andre-Jacques presented a poster on the importance of aligning accreditation of post-graduate training sites with needs on behalf of Dean and Professor Richard Murray of partner school James Cook University College of Medicine and Dentistry in Queensland Australia. Attendees from all continents and multiple professions among other agreed that accreditation and regulation systems should enable universal health coverage, should focus on quality improvement, need to be interprofessional and future oriented.
Quality healthcare is a human right. Yet, more than 1 billion people won’t ever see a health worker. THEnet believes that all families should have access to quality health services. Better health outcomes begin with the education that health workers receive. That’s why THEnet is committed to ensuring that health professional education is people centered and tailored to meets the needs of communities.