Innovative Financing Options For The Preservice Education Of Health Professionals

Kate Tulenko and Alex Preker | CapacityPlus | February 1, 2013

Many developing countries are making significant investments to increase the number of health workers available to provide care to growing populations. However, the available funding is far short of what is required. For these countries to train and produce a health workforce sufficient to meet the populations’ needs, new sources of funding for health worker education need to be found. To address this problem, CapacityPlus partnered with the International Finance Corporation, the World Bank, and the Global Health Workforce Alliance in an exploration of innovative solutions for the financing of health worker education. This technical brief presents a summary of the forms of financing proposed or documented through this process.