Human Resources for Health and Economic Growth: Learning from the Cuban Experience in Medical Education

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 12:00
Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College London

The Republic of South Africa is currently training more than 2000 of its medical students in Cuba - a brave experiment in achieving transformations in its health services which is being studied by a DfID-funded policy research project conducted by the Global Health and Development Group at Imperial College London, Human Sciences Research Council South Africa, Public Health England and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

This conference will provide the following:

  • An opportunity to discuss how to link UK primary health care know how, with Cuban know how, to create different types of partnerships for improving health systems globally.
  • Highlight the lessons of the Cuban approach for medical education for South Africa, UK and elsewhere.
  • Report research findings from the exploration of the role of Cuban medical training for South Africa.
  • Explore the policy levers and implications of transforming health professionals training.

In this two-day meeting, the first day will set the scene and discuss the research findings. The second part intends to explore the policy implications and next steps.

Day two will focus on policy initiatives between UK and South Africa related to Cuban-trained doctors and their deployment in South Africa. 

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Imperial College London, 170 Queen's Gate,

South Kensington, London SW7 5HF