Competency-Based Education & Training

This forum is to discuss issues relating to pre-service and in-service education and training.


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Posted May 23, 2014 by M.Ghaedi

Reproductive health is a challenge in all over the world, family planning as a subdivision of reproductive health is a big challenge as well. Nowadays in some developing countries such as Iran, we are encountered with a reverse approach on family planning issue. There a key question is raised that how much of a person's decisions about family planning explained by policy and how much by...

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Posted January 24, 2014 by Julia Bluestone

The WHO transformative education guidelines are finally out! Find them here:

 It includes many useful policy documents and concise implementation guidance, Jhpiego's Director of Global Learning authored the policy brief on educational regulation, find it here: ...

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Posted May 17, 2013 by Theresa Norton

An article entitled, "Assessing Assessment: Five Keys to Success," on a website called Faculty Focus has generated discussion on a forum I read about preservice medical education. List members have praised the easy-to-remember concepts as useful for assessing one's own professional performance, as well as student performance.


The full article can be found at:


Communities of Practice: Competency-Based Education & Training
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Posted August 17, 2012 by Peter Johnson

Jhpiego has been recognized as a leader in competency based training of health workers. After nearly forty years of experience in over 50 countries around the globe I believe that there are some important questions that we must ask ourselves and colleagues.

First - Are we training the right people? 

Are the people that have traditionally attended our workshop those workers most...

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Posted July 24, 2012 by Julia Bluestone

I was struck by a quote from the recent Dalberg Report titled: "Preparing the Next Generation of Community Health Workers: the Power of Technology for Training."  To quote:

“More than 50 percent the organizations surveyed generated their own training components and curricula, suggesting that a great deal of time and resources are spent duplicating existing materials. For instance, there...

Communities of Practice: Competency-Based Education & Training
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Posted June 6, 2012 by Jhpiego

Welcome! The ReproLinePlus discussion forums provide a place to share lessons learned and experiences in what works in global health programs and initiatives. How have you used evidence-based health approaches in ways that are feasible in low-resource settings? Perhaps you are facing challenges and would like to hear from others who have faced similar challenges. Feel free to post a message....