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  • Date
  • Title
    Strengthening Health Professional Associations - Technical Brief 8
  • Journal

  • Publisher
    The Capacity Project; IntraHealth International
  • Year
  • Author
    McQuide P, Millonzi K and Farrell C
  • Description
    [Excerpt from authors] Developing human resources for health (HRH) requires a multidisciplinary and multisectoral approach to ensure that health care consumers have access to high quality, cost-effective services (ICN, 2005). Professional associations for health care workers can promote high standards of practice, advocate for the needs of both consumers and providers, form networks with other professional associations and liaise with legislative and regulatory bodies. Strengthening professional associations is one strategy for addressing global HRH issues such as out-migration and the lack of an adequate supply of well-trained professionals to deliver HIV/AIDS services. This technical brief discusses various approaches for strengthening professional associations and outlines the benefits and challenges of such efforts.
  • Categories
    General HR Overview Documents
  • Keywords
    professional associations
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