WHO news release: France pledges US$100 million for WHO learning platform in global health (2)

26 February, 2020

I'm on the Advisory Committee for this WHO Academy, and very keen to see it become the most powerful instrument it can be -- if there are thoughts on this new institution that HIFA members want to channel through me, I'm delighted to be such a bridge....



Erica Frank, MD, MPH, FACPM

Founder, www.NextGenU.org

Professor + Canada Research Chair, University of British Columbia

Principal Investigator, Healthy Doc = Healthy Patient

HIFA profile: Erica Frank is the Founder and President of NextGenU.org, the world's first portal to free, accredited higher education, now being used in 193 (of 195) countries, and offering the world's first free degree (a Master's degree in Public Health), as well as a MedSchoolInABox that includes Graduate Medical Education. Erica is Professor and Canada Research Chair of Preventive Medicine and Population Health at the University of British Columbia, Canada, and is a physician specializing in preventive medicine. Her research established the strong and consistent influence of clinicians' health habits on their patients. She was Co-Editor in Chief of the journal Preventive Medicine (1994-1999), and the 2008 President of the Nobel Peace Prize winning (1985 and 2017) Physicians for Social Responsibility. erica.frank AT ubc.ca