ERIC Number: ED328695
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Systems of Continuing Education: Priority to District Health Personnel. Report of a WHO Expert Committee. Technical Report Series 803.
World Health Organization, Geneva (Switzerland).
Continuing education systems can improve the performance of health workers in countries around the world and support the functioning of district health systems. Continuing education guides health personnel toward the principles and methods of primary health care and improves their work with the community and family to attain an adequate level of health. The components of the district health system continuing education are planning and management, community involvement, financing and resource allocation, and district human resources development. Factors affecting continuing education at district level are: (1) system organization; (2) political and financial commitment; (3) health systems and personnel; (4) educational needs and levels; (5) target groups; (6) involvement; (7) problem solving; (8) resource persons; (9) evaluation; and (10) performance assessment. Both the World Health Organization and its Member States should encourage operational and action research on continuing education and health services to be used in future health planning. (16 references) (NLA)
Descriptors: Action Research, Adult Education, Adult Students, Allied Health Occupations Education, Educational Finance, Family Health, Health Personnel, Higher Education, Instructional Systems, Lifelong Learning, Operations Research, Professional Continuing Education, Public Health
WHO Publications Center USA, 49 Sheridan Avenue, Albany, NY 12210 ($6.40).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Health Organization, Geneva (Switzerland).