Diploma in Community Health

Background and Justification

Underdeveloped countries experience serious problems of qualified human resources in general and particularly in the health sector. In accordance with the World Health Organization’s standards, there should be a rate of 2000 inhabitants per nurse and one medical doctor for 10,000 inhabitants.

In some parts of the country, there is an acute shortage of health personnel. Various policies are implemented in order to try to find a solution to those endemic problems. In accordance with government policies for higher learning, some categories have been classified in the area of postsecondary education leading to a diploma for an A1 senior technician. This category is found among pupils who have not obtained 50% after passing the State Exam. INUCI seeks to offer a post secondary training in nursing and community health.

For nurses, this is a two year program: