Producing a capable workforce

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Author: Kuku Voyi
Date: Dec. 2007
Publisher: World Health Organization
Document Type: Article
Length: 495 words
Lexile Measure: 1300L

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Public health education must be viewed in the context of globalization and practical plans applied to the current situation. Disease knows no border; the developed and developing worlds are united by one scourge--the shortage of a public health workforce. Therefore the issue is not about whether the emphasis should be about the art or science of the discipline, but about public health schools producing a workforce that is capable of protecting the public's health.

The capacity of public health schools differs vastly, both inter- and intracountry. The argument could be: who deter mines quality? Clearly, a core curriculum which includes strong leadership training is a useful base from which the different strands of public health can be launched. However, the burden of disease...

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