Health workers in Tibet Autonomous Region embrace opportunity to upskill

Burnet Institute

16 April, 2014

Core TOT participants will work closely with the Program staff

More than 150 health workers in the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) have successfully qualified to upgrade their skills and technical qualifications with support from the Tibet Health Capacity Building Program.

Four courses will be offered: Health Management, Public Health, Nursing Management and Pharmacy. The courses will be designed and delivered by Shandong University in Jinan Province. The Tibet Regional Health Bureau will coordinate delivery of the course with the University.

Having successfully sat the TAR Health System Qualification Study Entry Examination in December 2013, each health workers will embark on either full time study over 2.5 years, a Senior Vocational level over four years, or complete the Bachelor degree primarily online within five years.

The program builds on the successful experience of the Tibet Health Sector Support Program (THSSP), which worked with the Tibet Regional Health Bureau and Shandong University to deliver qualification upgrade courses for 325 health workers from the TAR public health system during 2008-2010. Many of the health workers who participated in these courses were later promoted into managerial roles.

In this new round of training, scholarships will be available for some disadvantaged students, including women, people with disabilities and Tibetan participants, to ensure they can consider undertaking the course. A limited number of potential students facing financial hardship may also be considered for scholarship support.

Image: Health workers from rural and nomadic areas sitting the entry exams for the qualification course through Shandong University.

Image: Madame Pubu Zhuoma, the Director General of TRHB inspecting the entry exam site.

The project is funded by DFAT-Australian Aid and managed by Burnet Institute in collaboration with the Australian Red Cross.


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