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Table 3 A summary of the strategies by ICM pillars of education, regulation and association

From: Barriers to and strategies for addressing the availability, accessibility, acceptability and quality of the sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn and adolescent health workforce: addressing the post-2015 agenda

Education
 • Improving quality of educational institutions including better facilities, learning environments (including e-learning) and renewed and updated curricula
 • Increasing the number of training facilities in rural areas
 • Accreditation and regulation of education providers to ensure quality
 • Faculty development programs for educators and incentive plans to attract and retain quality educators
 • Continuing professional development opportunities
 • Skilled preceptors/clinical instructors and appropriate practicum sites to increase and re-vitalise practical, hands-on training in hospitals
Regulation
 • An understanding of the importance of the role of the SRMNAH worker and the need for regulation at government and community levels and expressed in national policy
 • A Council or Board to lead regulation
 • National standards on which to guide course accreditation and licensing
Association
 • Leadership and advocacy
 • Collaborate with government and regulators
 • Influence national and sub-national policy and planning
 • Encourage health workers to be members – build capacity and provide mentorship