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Strengthening field-based training in low and middle-income countries to build public health capacity: lessons from Australia's Master of Applied Epidemiology program

Patel, Mahomed; Phillips, Christine


BACKGROUND: The International Health Regulations (2005) and the emergence and global spread of infectious diseases have triggered a re-assessment of how rich countries should support capacity development for communicable disease control in low and medium income countries (LMIC). In LMIC, three types of public health training have been tried: the university-based model; streamed training for specialised workers; and field-based programs. The first has low rates of production and teaching may...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009-04-09
Type: Journal article
Source: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy
DOI: 10.1186/1743-8462-6-5


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