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Table 1 This table summarizes the main activities of the public sector, private sector, NGOs and international organisations which support undergraduate and postgraduate health HCW education

From: Challenges of providing healthcare worker education and training in protracted conflict: a focus on non-government controlled areas in north west Syria

  Main Undergraduate Actors Explanation Main Postgraduate Actors Explanation
Public Sector Free Aleppo University Courses in Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing available Syrian Board of Medical Specialties Provides post-graduate training programs to physicians; aim is to support non-physician training in future. Activities impeded by lack of funding, recognition and accreditation.
Idlib University
Private Sector Various providers e.g. Al-Hayat University of Medical Sciences, North Syria Private University, Al-Shamal Private University Courses in Medicine, Nursing provided. Poor regulation No information available No information available
Non-governmental organisations Several including: UOSSM, SEMA, SAMS, HIHFAD Mainly non-physician courses. Several including: UOSSM, SEMA, SAMS, HIHFAD, Syria Relief, SRD Mostly short course updates in person or via tele-education. Length varies from 2 to 3 days to longer programs. Includes training the trainers programs.
Different training models including conversion courses and undergraduate courses. Unregulated.
International Organisations Nil Nil WHO. UNFPA Mainly CPD courses and updates e.g. on infection prevention and control or mhGAP
  1. Abbreviations: UOSSM Union of Syrian Medical Societies, SEMA Syrian Expatriate Medical Association, SAMS Syrian American Medical Society, HIHFAD Hand in Hand for Aid and Development, SRD Syria Relief and Development, mhGAP mental health Gap Action Program