Diederik Aarendonk, promotes WHO adolescent health care competencies – via LinkedIN – Can. Associ of Community Health Centres list serve
WHO document prepared by lead writers Pierre André Michaud (University of Lausanne) and Valentina Baltag (World Health Organization); EFPC members assisted by reviewing the document.
The WHO document “Core competencies in adolescent health and development for primary care providers” aims to help countries develop competency-based educational programmes in adolescent health and development in both pre-service and in-service education. In addition, it provides guidance on how to assess and improve the structure, content and quality of the adolescent health component of pre-service curricula. By fostering the capacity of health-care providers in adolescent health care and development, the document supports the implementation in countries of the Global Standards for Quality Health-Care Services for Adolescents.
At the heart of every health system, the workforce is central to improving health. A wide range of professionals are involved in health care for adolescents at the primary and referral levels, and progress towards universal health coverage for…