Intersectoral experience to bridge the gap between human resources in public health and the technical-operational level for Peruvian voluntary military service members

Authors

  • Franco Romaní-Romaní Oficina General de Investigación y Transferencia Tecnológica, Instituto Nacional de Salud. Lima, Perú. Médico cirujano
  • Maricela Curisinche-Rojas Oficina General de Investigación y Transferencia Tecnológica, Instituto Nacional de Salud. Lima, Perú. licenciada en Enfermería, magíster en Salud Pública
  • Norka Rojas Arteaga Oficina General de Investigación y Transferencia Tecnológica, Instituto Nacional de Salud. Lima, Perú. trabajadora social
  • Pedro Riega Lopez Centro Nacional de Salud Pública, Instituto Nacional de Salud. Lima, Perú. Médico cirujano
  • César Cabezas Centro Nacional de Salud Pública, Instituto Nacional de Salud. Lima, Perú. Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Lima, Perú. médico infectólogo

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2016.334.2569

Keywords:

Public health, Military Personnel, training, public health workforce

Abstract

There is a gap between human resources and technical-operational education that limits the Peruvian health system’s ability to implement public health interventions. The Peruvian Ministry of Health, through the National Health Institute and the Ministry of Defense, implemented a Public Health Training Program addressed to young full-time military servicemen, on the basis of the competency profile of a public health technician. The program consists of seven thematic units given in 390 hours, 200 of which correspond to classroom and field practices. Between July 2014 and December 2015, the program has been carried out in 10 venues of the three armed forces, training and certifying 405 young servicemen. The intervention provides the military service with an additional educational benefit, making it more appealing as a chance for development and opens up a line of work in the public health sector for young people in more remote areas. This experience seeks to increase public health-trained human resources to a technical-operational level. In collaboration with regional governments, graduates are expected to be welcomed and included in the public health system.

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2016-12-13

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Romaní-Romaní F, Curisinche-Rojas M, Rojas Arteaga N, Riega Lopez P, Cabezas C. Intersectoral experience to bridge the gap between human resources in public health and the technical-operational level for Peruvian voluntary military service members. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2016 Dec. 13 [cited 2024 Feb. 22];33(4):811-8. Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/2569

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