Global Health Workforce Development and Training
Despite the best intentions of global health organizations, medical/public health learning institutions, and ministries/departments of health across to effectively prepare their workforce to meet the challenges, needs, and demands of their health profession, a large number still fall short of successfully bringing health services to those in need. Formal education and training often are the most important tools and strategies used to develop health professionals to provide health care services and eliminate healthcare disparities however, racial, cultural, linguistic, and ethnic disparities still exist within healthcare systems. As a result, health professionals who make up global health workforce lack essential technical, “soft” skills, and competencies needed to operate in the multidisciplinary and multicultural environments. Hence, limiting the application of cross cutting strategies required to tackle the world’s most complex global health challenges.
With a well known shortage of health professionals who are qualified to meet the current and future health demands of a intrinsically diversely connected world full of health disparities, global health organizations, medical/public health learning institutions, and ministries/departments of health now seek to address and answer the following key questions:
- How best to assess and evaluate the current skills and cross cultural communication competencies of organization health workforce?
- How does lack of a qualified health workforce affect the successful delivery of health services, organizational reputation/brand, funding, operational costs, and national and global support?
- What development, learning, training, and capacity building strategies are needed to build a quality, sustainable, and successful workforce?
uBuntuSpeaks, LLC training and consulting services answers the fundamental aforementioned questions and guides global health organizations and medical/public health learning institutions in their health workforce development and training process by providing them customized strategies and best practices for leveraging their health employees and learners acquired skills, expertise, and competencies. In addition, their workforce get an advantage of learning opportunities that enhance their value, qualifications, and competencies in order to successfully achieve their organizational and operational health objectives while recruiting and retaining a strong, qualified, well-performing, motivated, and diverse workforce. Together, we create tailor-made, action-oriented, and hands on solutions to address