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 Global Training Opportunities

Visit this page regularly to get the latest Health Training opportunities offered by international institutions.

Disclaimer: the training opportunities highlighted on this page are not provided or administered by the Ministry of Health.  Interested parties should conduct their own further research and liaise directly with the training instititions. 

For further information on accessing such programmes you can contact:

Training & Education Officer [or] Manager
Health Sector Human Resource and Planning Development Unit
Park Plaza,
Corner Park and St. Vincent Streets,

phone: (868) 627-7301

PAHO/WHO lectures on Health Technology Management

We are pleased to share with you the links to the upcoming PAHO/WHO WebEx lectures on Health Technology Management, as part of PAHO’s thrust to build capacity on health technologies:



Nursing Education towards Universal Health



International Nurses Day (12 May)

Nurses and midwives make up the largest group of the health workforce. More than 5 million nurses work in the Region of the Americas, and approximately 2 million nurses are working in Latin America and the Caribbean.

In celebration of International Nurses Day, on May 15 2017, PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centers and the Latin American Association of Nursing Schools and Faculties are releasing a new study which mainly addresses the situation of nursing education and the extent to which baccalaureate level nursing education programs in Latin America and the Caribbean are preparing students to contribute to the achievement of universal health.

Webinar - 15 May 2017 (2:00 p.m. 4:45 p.m. EST)

Links - (Registration):


Opening Remarks

  • Francisco Becerra. Assistant Director, Pan American Health
  • Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO)
  • James Fitzgerald. Director, Health System and Services Department, PAHO/WHO
  • Fernando Menezes.Unit Chief, Human Resources for Health, PAHO/WHO

The Situation of Nursing Education in Latin America and Caribbean towards Universal Health

  • Silvia Cassiani. Advisor on Nursing and Allied Health Personnel, PAHO/WHO
  • Sabrina de Souza Elias Mikael.Consultant, Human Resources for Health, PAHO/WHO

The Current and Future of Nursing Education

  • Lynda Wilson. Professor Emeritus, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing
  • Laura Morán Peña. President, Latin American Association of Schools and Colleges of Nursing
  • Rosa Zarate Grajales. Professor, National Autonomous University of Mexico School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • Linda McCreary. Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing
  • Fabiola Castellanos Soriano. Vice-president, Colombian Association of Faculties of Nursing

Closing Remarks

For the International Nurses Day, 12 May, this year, PAHO is urging people to secure high quality nursing education and practice. It is necessary that the countries work in:

  • the better distribution of nurses to meet the population needs;
  • incentives to practice and retention mainly of nursing specialists;
  • regulation of education and practice; and
  • accreditation of nursing education, continuous faculty development and implementation of the advanced role of nurses in primary health care.






Study [2017]

  • The situation of nursing education in Latin America and the Caribbean towards universal Health
  • La situación de la educación en enfermería en América Latina y el Caribe hacia el logro de la salud universal
  • A Situação da Educação em Enfermagem na América Latina e no Caribe Rumo à Saúde Universal

PAHO. Health Systems and Services


Disclaimer: the training opportunities highlighted on this page are not provided or administered by the Ministry of Health. Interested parties should conduct their own further research and liaise directly with the training instititions.



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