WHO Fellowships Programme is an integral component of capacity development in the Region. It has always been accorded high importance by Member States and is recognized as an effective means whereby Member States can prepare staff for leading positions in their health services. Fellowships help the countries strengthen their health services through technical capacity-building of their health workforce, both in undergraduate and postgraduate courses, as well as short-term and long-term programmes.

Junior Public Professional (JPP)

Study Tours

A study tour is a form of fellowship for group training and is defined as a visit by a group of health workers or scientists to one or several countries to study local problems and methods of dealing with them. It is a fact-finding mission, an educational experience and an opportunity to establish international linkages and collaborations with longer-term impact. It can also take the form of tailor-made short training courses.

As per the existing guidelines the responsibility for management and administration of study tours lies with the technical unit in SEARO.


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Fellowship Unit
Department of Health Systems Development
World Health Organization
Regional Office for South-East Asia

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