The Peoples-uni (http://peoples-uni.org) aims to help build Public Health capacity in low- to middle-income countries (LMIC). It is based on the existence of high quality, online Open Educational Resources (OER) freely available through the Internet.
The aim of this paper is to explore the dynamics of using eHealth enabled by mobile/wireless ICTs (mHealth) in meeting the dual goals of health system and health workers capacity building in developing countries.
Only 20% of India’s medical professionals serve in rural areas where 70% of the population resides. The bulk of rural primary healthcare is delivered by private providers trained through informal apprenticeships, who do not have a statutory medical qualification. Innovative, scalable strategies are needed for further training and regulating these providers.
As regard to quick evolution of health systems and problems arisen from difficulties to insure equal access to healthcare and supplies for populations, which is a real challenge for health managers and politics everywhere, ICT may represent an interesting tool for improving health access and country planning, regulation and competences maintaining.
The issues of healthcare workforce, the number of supply and the skills and capabilities of healthcare provider, are discussed. The framework for using e-Health to address these issues is provided. The main objective of this poster presentation is to provide strategies to link global healthcare workforce through e-Health applications.
As part of the broad topic on how to provide equal access to health, this symposium discussed how tools such as telemedicine can increase access to medical information and contribute to the reduction of the global digital gap.
Continuing education of healthcare professionals is a key element for the quality and efficiency of a health system. In developing countries, this activity is usually limited to capitals, and delocalized professionals do not have access to such opportunities, or to didactic material adapted to their needs.
How to increase access to medical information is an important issue. In most developing countries there is no postgraduate training organisation able to react to emerging diseases or severe epidemic. The digital world creates new opportunities.
Developing countries are facing various problems in delivering medical services to their population lack of resources as well as a dramatic shortage of trained and experienced doctors and nurses. Good quality services and medical specialists are often concentrated in urban areas only.
Because of a worldwide shortage of health professionals, all levels of government and global organizations such as the World Health Organization have identified health human resources (HHR) availability and planning as a key health priority.