Intersectoral experience to bridge the gap between human resources in public health and the technical-operational level for Peruvian voluntary military service members

Franco Romaní-Romaní, Maricela Curisinche-Rojas, Norka Rojas Arteaga, Pedro Riega Lopez, César Cabezas

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Abstract

© 2016, Instituto Nacional de Salud. All rights Reserved. There is a gap between human resources and technical-operational education that limits the Peruvian health system’s ability to implement public health interventions. The Peruvian Ministry of Health, through the National Health Institute and the Ministry of Defense, implemented a Public Health Training Program addressed to young full-time military servicemen, on the basis of the competency profile of a public health technician. The program consists of seven thematic units given in 390 hours, 200 of which correspond to classroom and field practices. Between July 2014 and December 2015, the program has been carried out in 10 venues of the three armed forces, training and certifying 405 young servicemen. The intervention provides the military service with an additional educational benefit, making it more appealing as a chance for development and opens up a line of work in the public health sector for young people in more remote areas. This experience seeks to increase public health-trained human resources to a technical-operational level. In collaboration with regional governments, graduates are expected to be welcomed and included in the public health system.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)811-818
Number of pages8
JournalRevista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica
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StatePublished - 1 Oct 2016

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