Title: Preparing the Health Workforce to engage with communities

Join Us for The AFREhealth/ACHEST Webinar.

Introduction/Objectives: Community engagement refers to public participation, consultation and stakeholder engagement. The Community Engagement Framework is grounded in four pillars: People, Practice, Policy and Performance. Therefore, for the health workforce to be prepared to engage with the community, these principles must be considered. This starts with the way they are trained. They need to be exposed to the communities they will serve early in their career. They need to be trained in such a manner that leads them to appreciate the link between disease and the way in which people live in their communities so as to provide, maintain and improve the health and wellbeing of the population. This should be reflected not only in education but in service and research. This webinar is intended to help us reflect on this. How do we train, recruit and retain a health workforce that understands and cares for the community?

Facilitators/Moderators: Prof Elsie Kiguli-Malwadde; Director HWF, ACHEST; Vice President; AFREhealth


1 st Speaker: Community Engagement: Prof Omaswa, Executive Director, ACHEST 15 minutes

2nd Speaker: Experience from Ukwanda Rural Clinical School - Stellenbosch University: Prof Ian Cooper, Ukwanda Centre for Rural Health, Department of Global Health, in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of Stellenbosch University 15 Minutes

3rd Speaker: Human Resources for Health in Africa: Linking the Health an Education systems for PHC: Delanyo Dovlo: President, African Platform on HRH 15 minutes

Supported by NIH-Fogarty Grant No. 1R25TW011217-01 African Association for Health Professions Education and Research and African Centre for Global Health and Social Transformation (ACHEST

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The African Forum for Research and Education in Health (AFREhealth) is an interprofessional health grouping that seeks to work all stakeholders interested in health profession education , research and service delivery to improve the quality of health care in Africa through research, education and capacity building. It is a conglomerate of individuals, institutions, associations and networks from all the geographic and linguistic regions of Africa namely Anglophone, Francophone, Lusophone and Arabophone. Read More...

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