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Ethiopia Public Health Training Initiative – Articles by Carter Center Experts

Sept. 1, 2010
Educating Health Professionals in Low-Resource Countries: A Global Approach
Read the foreword by Dr. Hailu Yeneneh, Resident Technical Adviser, The Carter Center Assisted Ethiopia Public Health Training Initiative and the preface by President Carter (PDF).
Read Chapter 10 Training Health Care Professionals in Low-Resource Environments: Applying Active Teaching Learning Strategies in Ethiopia (PDF).
Copyright © 2011 Springer Publishing Company, LLC. Reprinted with permission from Springer Publishing Company. Authors: Murray, Joyce P., Wenger, Anna Frances Z., Downes, Elizabeth A., and Shelly B. Terrazas. The shortage of adequately prepared health professionals is the most significant threat to world health that we face. This book, a co-publication with The Carter Center, focuses on the training of health professional educators--both teachers and practitioners--in low--resource countries at different levels of technological and material sophistication.

July 26, 2008
HIV Education for Health-Care Professionals in High Prevalence Countries: Time to Integrate a Pre-Service Approach into Training
This article was published in The Lancet, Volume 372: 341-43.
Authors: V Renggli, I De Ryck, S Jacob, H Yeneneh, S Sirgu, L Mpanga Sebuyira, A Pfitzer, J Downing, C Portillo, J Murray, S Gove, R Colebunders. The HIV pandemic has placed an immense burden on the delivery of health care services over the past two decades, especially in countries with high HIV prevalence. The availability of skilled human resources remains one of the most serious obstacles to the rollout of ART programs and universal access to HIV treatment. One solution to this problem is to integrate pre-service training for health care professionals into standardized curriculum.

Oct. 22, 2007
The Use of Service-Learning in Drought Response by Universities in Ethiopia
This article was published in Nursing Outlook, Volume 55, Issue 5, Special Focus: Global Theme on Poverty and Human Development, September-October 2007, Pages 224-231.Copyright Elsevier 2007.
Authors: Elizabeth A. Downes MPH, MSN, APRN-C, FNP, Joyce P. Murray EdD, RN, FAAN and Shelly L. Brownsberger MS. Service-Learning has become a well-established educational strategy. This practice-based teaching-learning method allows students to develop relevant competencies while addressing the needs of a community. The recurrence of drought in Ethiopia necessitates a health workforce with requisite competencies in drought response. This article describes a successful Service-Learning experience and its outcomes that affected over 10 million Ethiopians. The 2006 World Health Report calls for an appropriately prepared health workforce. Universities in Ethiopia are rising to this challenge with the integration of strategies that support the education of interdisciplinary Health Teams for community deployment.

Aug. 3, 2007
Jimmy Carter: America Is Robbing Developing Nations Of Health Workers
The July 31 USA Today Forum article "U.S. savior: Foreign doctors" is very interesting but presents only one side of a tragic and selfish trend: the active recruitment of extremely scarce health workers from the poorer countries of the world. This is a crisis that The Carter Center faces every day in fighting malaria, lymphatic filariasis, Guinea worm, trachoma, river blindness, and schistosomiasis.

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