Training teachers for health workers

  • Christopher Wood


To develop health services so that they cover a greater proportion of the world’s population we need more health workers, and to train more health workers appropriately we need more teachers. Health workers of all kinds are required and it should be appreciated that there is a continuum of knowledge and skills from the simplest first aider up to the professor of paediatrics. Though there may be disagreement about what individuals or groups should be called — auxiliary, assistant or paramedical — and about the level of knowledge and skills that they should have in general or specialist fields, no health service can function efficiently without staff of all levels.


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  1. Commonwealth Regional Health Secretariat, (1973). The training of teachers for medical health personnel, P.O. Box 1009, Arusha, Tanzania.Google Scholar
  2. WHO, (1973). Training and preparation of teachers for schools of medicine of allied health sciences. Technical Report Series No. 521.Google Scholar

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© H. M. Wallace and G. J. Ebrahim 1981

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