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ERIC Number: EJ946321
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-1529-1944
The Role of Health Education Specialists in Supporting Global Health and the Millennium Development Goals
Geiger, Brian F.; Davis, Thomas M.; Beric, Bojana; Devlin, Michele K.
International Electronic Journal of Health Education, v14 p37-45 2011
Knowledge and skills for global health program design, implementation and monitoring is an expectation for practicing public health professionals. Major health education professional organizations including American Association for Health Education (AAHE), Society of Public Health Education (SOPHE) and International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) participated in the 2008 Galway Conference to develop standards and quality assurance systems for enhancing workforce capacity in global health education and promotion. To help promote the health of all people, eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were ratified by United Nations (UN) Member States to be achieved by 2015. Heads of state met at the General Assembly and the Secretary General reported worldwide progress concerning the achievement of MDGs during the summer of 2010. This article presents implications of MDGs for public health professionals including the topics of child and maternal mortality and women's reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, malaria and other major diseases, and environmental sustainability. Specifically, this article also discusses how health education specialists can contribute to the achievement of MDGs 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, due to their unique professional training and demonstrated competencies. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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