Report of Meeting on Health Professional Education Reforms in Transition Economy
Title: Meeting on Health Professional
Education Reforms in Transition
Date : 24-25 April 2018
Venue : University of Health Sciences
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Organizer: WHO/Western Pacific
Regional Office (WPRO)
Member: Prof. Hideomi Watanabe
Prof. Akinori Kama
Prof. Hiromitsu Shinozaki
The Meeting on Health Professional Education Reforms in Transition Economy Countries was held from 24 to 25 April, 2018 with participants from ten countries at the University of Health Sciences, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Member states across the Western Pacific Region have undertaken initiatives to improve health professional education as part of a broader strategy to improve the quality of health services.
The meeting focused on clinical training and competencies of health professionals. The meeting helps to facilitate dialogue between government representatives, development partners and experts on policy trends and critical issues in the implementation of health professional education reforms, emphasizing the importance of intersectorial collaboration to produce competent and responsive health professionals that support universal health coverage. The Gunma University Centre for Research and Training on Interprofessional Education (WHO Collaborating Centre) had actively participated and shared our information with the participants.