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Building public health capacity through online global learning

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Open Praxis Volume 10, Number 1, ISSN 1369-9997 e-ISSN 1369-9997 Publisher: International Council for Open and Distance Education


Rising disease burden and health inequalities remain global concerns, highlighting the need for health systems strengthening with a sufficient and appropriately trained workforce. The current models for developing such a workforce are inadequate and newer approaches are needed. In this paper we describe a model for public health capacity building through online Global Learning, defined as “innovative, integrated, global opportunities for capacity building through online learning and shared experiencesbetweenandwithinLow- to Middle-Income Countries and High-Income Countries, in a continuous process that helps health care workers learn as they progress through their careers\u201d. We demonstrate how two programmes,, have implemented this model using a mix of low-cost and free online learning courses, a global community of volunteer tutors, mentors and peers, and appropriate high quality competence-based content.


Madhok, R., Frank, E. & Heller, R. (2018). Building public health capacity through online global learning. Open Praxis, 10(1), 91-97. International Council for Open and Distance Education. Retrieved January 23, 2020 from .

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