Building leadership capacity to prevent and control noncommunicable diseases: evaluation of an international short-term training program for program managers from low- and middle-income countries.

TitreBuilding leadership capacity to prevent and control noncommunicable diseases: evaluation of an international short-term training program for program managers from low- and middle-income countries.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsErzse, A, Bovet, P, Paccaud, F, Chestnov, O, Banatvala, N
JournalInternational journal of public health
Volume62
Issue7
Pagination747-753
Date Published09/2017
DOI10.1007/s00038-016-0913-x
ISSN1661-8564
Mots-clésCareer trajectory, Low- and middle-income countries, Noncommunicable diseases, Training
Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To assess the impact of a 1-week training seminar jointly developed and conducted by the World Health Organization and the University Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine of Lausanne targeting senior policy-makers in low- and middle-income countries on public health aspects of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs).

METHODS: A short qualitative questionnaire was emailed to all participants to one of the nine seminars organized between 2010 and 2015.

RESULTS: From the 195 participants from 96 different countries, 122 (63%) completed the questionnaire. Among them, 87% reported that the seminar made a positive contribution to their professional development and 48% said it helped strengthening their national NCD program. All respondents remained directly or indirectly involved in NCD work. A frequent suggestion was that similar seminars are developed in their region or country.

CONCLUSIONS: The evaluation strongly suggests that this short-term seminar had positive impact on both participants' personal development and the organization they worked for. There is a demand for organizing similar seminars at regional/country levels to support NCD prevention and control programs.

Alternate URL

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27942746?dopt=Abstract

First publication date (online)

12/2016

WOS ID (UT)

000409346100006

Alternate JournalInt J Public Health
Citation Key / SERVAL ID7582
Peer reviewRefereed
PubMed ID27942746
                         

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