Education & Training
Africa as a region bears more than 24% of the global burden of disease but has access to only 3% of the world's health workers and less than 1% of the world's financial resources.
We address this critical shortage of healthcare workers by investing in a sustainable training model for frontline workers. Education is a component of every Global Strategies project. As we provide services to meet immediate healthcare needs, we invest in the education of local healthcare providers to achieve sustainable improvements in health for the community. We address this critical shortage of healthcare workers by investing in a sustainable training model for frontline workers. We work alongside field partners to identify critical needs and the innovative methods to address them.
Global Strategies education activities include, but are not limited to
- Local conferences and certifications in pursuit of new skill acquisition and to present original research,
- Pursuit of advanced degrees,
- Ongoing, yearly education and training of community health workers and nurses working at Global Strategies supported clinical sites
- A suite of educational materials including interactive case-based curriculum, cloud-based platform, software and other training materials.
Global Strategies Field Volunteers staff projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), India, Liberia and Zimbabwe. Global Strategies builds longitudinal educational relationships with local organizations and healthcare providers in the countries where we work. Global Strategies Field Volunteers develop these relationships by providing (1) shoulder-to-shoulder clinical mentoring (2) teaching of local neonatal care providers to be capable of passing on their skills (3) novel use of technology to both assess understanding and report on project progress.
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Global Strategies works with field partners to identify the most important and relevant needs of the frontline workers. Through site assessment and collaborative planning we address barriers to providing quality healthcare including access to education, certification, and innovative tools. We aim to improve health by generating a network of skilled healthcare providers through these long-term educational relationships that include training and professional mentorship. We train the frontline healthcare workers who deliver care in areas where the mortality of babies can be as high as 1 in 20 in the first month of life. Through Advancing Baby Care (ABC) we address the roots of neonatal mortality by increasing comprehensive services that include neonatal resuscitation, routine baby care, advanced medical care and nutrition services.
Successful healthcare interventions with field partners are only possible when we work alongside the community itself, reaching out to faith leaders, the youth, and highly committed community workers.
Our rehabilitation training model uses a curriculum designed and implemented by physical therapists including over 100 hours of formal didactic instruction and one-on-one clinical mentorship. We work alongside frontline workers to meet specific needs, establishing long-term relationships to address educational needs and build the capacity of field partners.