The World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Digital Health & Health Education at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine was designated on 21 June 2019 to support WHO's wider vision to improve the digital health competencies and capacity of the health workforce.
Helmed by Professor Josip Car, who is also the Director of LKCMedicine’s Centre for Population Health Sciences (CePHas), the Centre conducts comprehensive reviews towards the synthesis of authoritative evidence, ultimately informing key decision-makers in the astute use of digital health education, particularly for under- and post-graduate education, and lifelong learning across all health professions.
We are very excited to work with an institution with such a distinctive track record and expertise in this field, and look forward to collaborating with NTU to address the global need for education and digitalisation in the health care sectors.Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General (30 June 2019)
Building health workforce capacity in countries requires major barriers to be overcome in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, universal health coverage, and other health targets proposed in the WHO Thirteenth General Programme of Work.
Read our most recent WHO-commissioned report that tackles the factors required for building health workforce capacity in a framework that integrates digital tools for health workforce development into broader health systems, addressing external, system-level, institutional and individual factors.
The latest WHO-commissioned publication, “Digital Education for Building Health Workforce Capacity” on what it takes for decision-and-policymakers to strengthen the health workforce's resilience with digital competencies.
Get the press release on the centre's launch here.
Get some quick facts on WHO Collaborating Centres here.
View the official entry for the collaborating centre on WHO here.