Title: Capacity Strengthening for the Health Workforce in LMICs: an AFREhealth - CUGH partnership

Capacity strengthening is the process of developing and strengthening the skills, instincts, abilities, processes and resources that organizations and communities need to survive, adapt, and thrive in a fast-changing world. The UN links this definition to Sustainable Development Goal 17: Revitalizing the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development. Capacity-building should be transformational and sustained over time. Capacity building aims to empower people and/or institutions to maintain and sustain key skills.

The Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) Capacity Strengthening Database (CBD) (www.CUGHCapacityBuilding.org) is a free platform that catalogues healthcare workforce training capacity gaps and expertise among institutions globally to foster meaningful partnerships that advance research and clinical practice globally. this site was created to serve three primary functions: enable universities, institutions, governments and other development actors (especially in LMICs) to access the trainers they need to strengthen their own training capabilities across biomedical and non-biomedical disciplines; provide a platform where institutions with trainers can identify institutions that may need their assistance; and strengthen the translation of science into policies that are scaled up.

The purpose of this webinar is to share how to develop meaningful capacity strengthening avenues, introduce the CUGH Capacity Strengthening platform to the AFREhealth community and field questions from the audience on how AFREhealth members, governments and other African development organizations can use this platform to strengthen their training programs and expand their skilled workforce.

Prof. Elsie Kiguli-Malwadde (President, AFREhealth) / The Hon. Dr. Keith Martin (Executive Director, CUGH)

Speaker 1: Prof. Francis Omaswa
Affiliation: African Centre for Global Health and Social Transformation
Topic: The current state of Health Workforce and training capacity gaps in Africa  - 10 Mins

Speaker 2: Andrew Dykens
Affiliation: University of Illinois
Topic: The CUGH Capacity Strengthening Platform  - 15 Mins

Panel Discussion/Q & A from the Audience - 30 Mins

Supported by NIH-Fogarty Grant No. 1R25TW011217-04 African Association for Health Professions Education and Research

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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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