ERIC Number: ED256869
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
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Health Manpower Requirements for the Achievement of Health for All by the Year 2000 through Primary Health Care. Report of a WHO Expert Committee. Technical Report Series 717.
World Health Organization, Geneva (Switzerland).
This report explains what will be necessary to achieve health for all people in the world by the year 2000 through primary health care. The booklet is organized in six chapters. The first chapter introduces the premise and describes current socioeconomic development and prospects for the future, along with current problems of health personnel development. The second chapter explains how health for all can be achieved by health personnel development. Chapter 3 puts health personnel in historical perspective and predicts world trends. Chapter 4, the longest part of the book, sets out a program for health personnel development and management. The role of the World Health Organization (WHO) in health personnel development is discussed in chapter 5, while the final chapter presents conclusions and recommendations derived from the study. The Committee felt that radical changes should be made in the health manpower development processes in countries. Thirteen recommendations covering the following topics were made: (1) Health manpower requirements; (2) Integrated health systems and manpower development; (3) Political commitment; (4) Community involvement in health manpower development; (5) Health manpower policies; (6) Health manpower planning; (7) Characteristics of the graduates of educational and training programs; (8) Continuing education and career development; (9) Health manpower management; (10) Health manpower information system; (11) Global data base for health manpower development; (12) Research in health manpower development; and (13) Gaining the support of professional groups. (KC)
Descriptors: Adults, Allied Health Occupations, Developing Nations, Disease Control, Health, Health Education, Health Needs, Health Personnel, Health Programs, Medical Services, Primary Health Care, Public Health, Staff Development
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Authoring Institution: World Health Organization, Geneva (Switzerland).