Ensuring a Trained Public Health Workforce


Aug 9, 2021

Globally, public health training mainly occurs through Master of Public Health (MPH) programmes, although undergraduate and doctoral programmes exist. Although difficult to measure, globally public health teaching programmes appear to be increasing in number. Accreditation of public health programmes is however inconsistent. There are several locally developed public health competency sets, designed to guide the content of public health education programmes and practice guidelines. Developing such competencies as well as how to tackle hyper-specialised, fragmented and ‘silo’ learning models to influence complex webs of policy and governance, can be done through building interprofessionality and interdisciplinarity.