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Washington, DC, 21 June 2019 (PAHO/WHO) - The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) launched a new self-learning course on Human Resources for Health that presents an overview of the challenges in this field in the Region of the Americas.

The course presents the PAHO´s Strategy on Human Resources for Universal Health approved by the Member States in September 2017. Also, it analyzes the central elements to strengthening the stewardship in the processes of regulation of human resources within the framework of the Universal Health Strategy.

It is a free introductory virtual course which can be completed independently at your own pace with quizzes and audiovisual materials to help embed the learning points. The initiative is aimed at staff of national health authorities responsible for the management of human resources policies.

At the end of the course, the participants will be able to analyze the context, main problems, and the rationality of the approach of human resources for health from a systemic perspective. Also, to evaluate the conditions and the required capacities of the human resources to achieve Universal Health. After approving the corresponding evaluations, the participants will obtain a certificate issued by PAHO. The course is available on the Virtual Campus platform.

To start the course in Spanish click here