Article III. NGOs pledge to create and maintain human resources training and support systems that are good for the countries where they work.
NGOs embrace the goal of strengthening educational institutions that train health workers, while also providing on-the-job continuous education. Workshops and other short training programs for health workers already in service often divert health workers from their workday responsibilities, while providing minimal benefit to the system as a whole.
- NGOs will preferentially invest in long-term commitments to pre-service education and training, particularly at the in-country university level where there can be lasting benefit.
- In areas where health workers are scarce, international NGOs will adopt measures that increase the number and capacity of professionals in a country of operation over time.
- NGOs will support training in a broad sense to support both the service and management capacity of Ministries of Health; the goal is to transfer skills to national workers and eventually build sufficient capacity to obviate the need for international NGOs.