B 01 SPECIAL SESSION: Educational Scholarships

Friday, 25 July 2014: 10:45 AM-12:00 PM
Description/Overview: As we move towards the final years for the Millennium Development Gosls (MDGs)" the issue of shortage of human resources for health (HRH) remains high on the global agenda. HRH shortage still existed in many countries or different corners of a country which are impacting on the delivert of health care. There are many types and models of educational scholarships being offered by educational institutions, service organizations, local or national health authorities across the globe. Can we see the use of educational scholarships as one of the tools for the HRH retention, capacity building and enhancing access to care for global health? What are the experiences so far on the use of educational scholarships? Have they been beneficial? Does it help to manage the migration of HRH? Are there any opportunities for international collaborations? These issues will be explored. This session will provide a forum for discussion on what models and types educational scholarship are being offered across the globe. Participants will be invited to contribute through experience sharing and discussion.
Moderators:  Yvonne Botma, PhD, School of Nursing, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa
Organizers:  Eric Chan, DMgt, MBA, RN, FACN, Caritas Institute of Higher Education, Caritas Bianchi College of Careers, Tseung Kwan O, N.T., Hong Kong