Towards a Scaling-Up of Training and Education for Health Workers: Call for Papers


The World Health Organization (WHO) and the journals Education for Health and Human Resources for Health are now accepting papers for joint special issues addressing the critical need for a skilled, sustainable health workforce in the developing world which concern the scaling-up of training and education for health workers.

Possible sub-themes include, but are not limited to:

  • private sector engagement
  • regulatory frameworks for education and practice
  • labor market dynamics after the production of health workers (e.g. retention)
  • training teams rather than individuals
  • skills mix
  • multi-skilled workers, responsive to exiting needs
  • task-shifting; and
  • competency-based education and training.

Submissions can be either full papers of 3,000 words or less for policy and research papers or brief communications of less than 1,200 words that are better suited to program or project descriptions or commentaries. Publication is planned from June to August 2008. Proposals for manuscripts are due by 31 July 2007.

Adapted from WHO announcement.

For more information and details on how to submit a paper, see the WHO announcement.

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