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SOPH launches a guide on building public health capacity through a short course professional development programme

SOPH launched its latest resource “Building public health capacity through a short course professional development programme: A Guide” on 20 July at a public event attended by senior dignitaries, members of the UWC community and sister institutions, and winter school participants.

Prof Uta Lehmann, Director of SOPH and lead writer of the guide, introduced the rationale for developing the guide, “In the past few years we have often been asked by colleagues in schools of public health and similar institutions, both in South Africa and in other parts of the continent, what it takes to set up and continue running such a large and sustained programme in an academic institution; why interest does not wane; and how we manage the focus, substance and logistics of this programme. This guide endeavours to respond to these questions - to assist those university colleagues who are considering the development of similar continuing professional development programmes in the health and related social sectors, both in South Africa and further afield.”
Guide available for free download here. https://goo.gl/ahzM6M

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