Twenty-eighth session


Changing Trends in Training

         The Regional Committee,

         Having reviewed the report presented by the Government of New Zealand, **

         Considering that the subject of training encompasses many components, important among which is the application of recent knowledge in educational planning and technology to the training process;

         Recognizing that improvement of many aspects of the WHO fellowship programme, such as the selection of the most appropriate candidates to follow the most appropriate programmes, the utilization of those candidates on completion of their studies, and their retention within their own countries (guidelines already existing for the WHO fellowship programme), lies within the administrative machinery of the countries themselves;

  1. URGES Member States to accept their full responsibilities in rendering the fellowship programme more effective and to give high priority to implementing the above-mentioned improvements;
  2. REQUESTS the Regional Director to convene a meeting at a -suitable time and place in 1978 or early 1979 to discuss the scope of concerted regional cooperation in these aspects of health manpower development to be attended by senior representatives from Member States with decision-making powers within their national health administrations.

** WPR/RC28/11

12 September 1977

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