Quality (112) Learning for primary healthcare workers: a multi-directional approach (2)

8 July, 2021

Dear Jane

Many thanks for this excellent blog:

https://pci-360.com/rethinking-global-primary-healthcare-worker-educatio...

whose core message is: 'A multi-directional approach to learning is essential to bring real value and innovation'

I agree. As the authors say: 'Learning from each other, learning from within, and learning to lead requires creating and facilitating global communities of practice, enabling access to peer support at scale and facilitating learning beyond a specific context or cohort. It’s essential to reflect on what other avenues exist for us to connect with globally and really develop a co-produced sense of what good quality primary care is.'

As a global health community of practice, HIFA is always eager to improve and to make connections with other communities of practice. We look forward to collaborating with PCI and others to 'really develop a co-produced sense of what good quality primary care is'. This issue is especially relevant to our current WHO-HIFA project on Learning for quality health services. https://www.hifa.org/news/learning-quality-health-services-new-thematic-... Indeed this project is very much about encouraging a multi-directional approach with an emphasis on learning from those on the front lines of care.

I invite HIFA members to reflect and share thoughts on *how* HIFA (and PCI and others) can further increase our impact on shared learning and experience.

Best wishes, Neil

Neil Pakenham-Walsh, HIFA Coordinator, neil@hifa.org www.hifa.org