Using regulatory levers to strengthen the health professional workforce in Cambodia

Thursday, March 8, 2018, 9:00-10:00 am EST (Washington, D.C.)

Regulating health professionals is a recognized quality and safety approach for optimizing the health workforce by ensuring that all health practitioners are suitably qualified, competent, and “fit to practice” in line with accepted codes and standards of professional practice. This helps to ensure the community has access to safe, quality health care services. 

Regulatory levers include the establishment of a legal and regulatory framework that addresses key functions, including: registration of health professionals and license to practice; pre-service education standards with accreditation of education providers; professional practice codes and standards; complaints management with protective or disciplinary procedures supported by monitoring and compliance of these functions.

This webinar shares lessons from the ASSIST’s support to the Ministry of Health of Cambodia and the country’s five health profession Councils (Medical, Dental, Midwives, Nurses and Pharmacy) to reform and strengthen the regulatory system governing the existing five and future health profession Councils to ensure public safety, transparency, and accountability.


Moderator: M. Rashad Massoud, MD, MPH, FACP, Director, USAID ASSIST Project, Chief Medical and Quality Officer/Senior Vice President, University Research Co., LLC (URC)
Presenter: Alyson Smith, Senior Advisor, Health Professions Regulation - Cambodia, USAID ASSIST Project/URC

Commentator: David Clarke, Senior Health System Advisor, World Health Organization

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About the ASSIST Legacy Webinar Series

ASSIST will host seven webinars between March and September 2018 to provide an opportunity for participants to learn from results and achievements of the project. The webinars will be held monthly at 9:00-10:00 am EST (Washington, D.C.) and each will address a different topic, drawing on results and learning from multiple countries. They will consist of one or two short presentations, followed by comments and discussion with the moderator and/or expert commentators and audience questions, and will be recorded for later viewing.

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Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 09:00 to 10:00
USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project/URC
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