Connect
MJA
MJA

The Peoples-uni: public health education for all

Richard F Heller
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (4): 189-190.

Volunteers and the Internet can provide education in public health where it is most needed

The multiple health problems faced by low-income countries require urgent solutions. One solution, as articulated in the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, is to increase the health workforce.1 An editorial (and accompanying articles) in the Lancet highlighted the need for global health capacity building,2 and the first Global Forum on Human Resources for Health (in March 2008) produced the Kampala Declaration, which urged “. . . immediate action to resolve the accelerating crisis in the global health workforce . . .”.3 Part of this solution will involve boosting in-country public health capacity,4 and an educational initiative to do this was launched recently — the People’s Open Access Education Initiative, better known as the Peoples-uni (http://peoples-uni.org).5

  • Richard F Heller1,2,3

  • 1 Peoples-uni, http://peoples-uni.org.
  • 2 University of Newcastle, NSW.
  • 3 University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.


Author

remove_circle_outline Delete Author
add_circle_outline Add Author

Comment
Do you have any competing interests to declare? *

I/we agree to assign copyright to the Medical Journal of Australia and agree to the Conditions of publication *
I/we agree to the Terms of use of the Medical Journal of Australia *
Email me when people comment on this article

Responses are now closed for this article.