WAN & the global role of AMTCs
Healthcare professionals trained in an accelerated medical model exist in 50+ countries under 25+ different titles.
The term "Accelerated Medically Trained Clinician" (AMTC) encompasses all of these classifications. With personnel trained in the AMTC model, we work to expand health equity on a local and international level through collaboration, research, education, & advocacy.
"The last decade has highlighted major gaps in the availability, accessibility, acceptability and quality of the health workforce in many countries...Recognizing this reality, there have been calls for a paradigm shift in health workforce development efforts, moving towards a more diverse range of skills supporting primary health care. This has catalysed growing interest in, and attention to, the potential of various types of community-based practitioners in expanding access to essential health services, particularly in under-served communities in low- and middle-income countries."
"Whether intentional or not, big data by its very architecture is designed to reproduce existing biases, allowing systemic prejudice to enter into large datasets.
Part of our mission is to conduct and disseminate research on AMTCs in order to advance their role in the global health workforce, and we believe this is only possible when we are collecting and employing valid, current, and inclusive data, as well as staying aware of the pitfalls of big data and avoiding hidden data gaps. We are dedicated to recognizing the individual humans that numbers and figures represent, and using a multitude of sources to ensure our understanding of a situation is true to life and represented in our data."
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"We have to optimally engage all our societal resources - in public, private and voluntary sectors - to provide universally accessible, affordable and appropriate health services to all citizens. This can only be done when all categories of health care providers are methodically integrated in to a well designed and efficiently coordinated framework of Universal Health Coverage (UHC)."
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