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Invest in B2B models for the delivery of capacity building by setting up private health care training centers for health workers including nurses, radiographers and other technicians by collaborating with existing hospitals and leveraging their infrastructure. Examples of companies active in the IOA space:
Amrak Institute of Medical Sciences is an allied Health Education Institute & healthcare staffing provider affiliated with Durdans Hospitals. They have 400+ full time enrolled students across 8 Undergraduate programs. Amrak strives to elevate the healthcare workforce in the South Asian Region working with experienced partners, academics and industry professionals (16).
Hemas Academy of health care is an academic establishment under the Hemas Group, affiliated to its Hospital and offering internationally recognized National Vocational Qualifications accredited with guaranteed post qualification employment opportunities (8). Hemas tied up with IFC for their Digi-health platform, to scale verticals, such as health education and medical care.
Lanka Hospitals Academy: Established in 2019 in order to produce skilled healthcare professionals. The academy offers comprehensive trainings including clinical trainings. Courses are available on full-time/part time basis. LHA has partnered with leading universities and educational institutes in Sri Lanka and in South Asia to provide clinical trainings (11).
Address the need for skilled healthcare workers in the country leading to improvement in healthcare indicators and reducing the pressure on the public healthcare sector.
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- 8) Hemas Academy of Healthcare https://hemashospitals.com/ 9) Ministry of Health (2019). Annual Health Bulletin 2019.http://www.health.gov.lk/moh_final/english/public/elfinder/files/publications/AHB/2020/AHB%202019.pdf 10) Nurses and Midwives per 1,000 population https://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SH.MED.NUMW.P3?locations=LK 11) Lanka Hospital Academy https://www.lankahospitals.com/en/lanka-hospitals-academy/ 12) Sustainable Development Goals in Sri Lanka http://www.statistics.gov.lk/sdg/index.php/sdg/target/3 13) Human Resources for Health Master Plan (2009-2018) https://docplayer.net/13798441-Human-resources-for-health-strategic-plan-2009-2018-ministry-of-healthcare-and-nutrition-sri-lanka.html 14)Policy on Healthcare Delivery for Universal Health Coverage http://www.health.gov.lk/moh_final/english/public/elfinder/files/publications/2018/Policyonhealthcaredelivery.pdf 15) The National Policy on Strategic Framework for prevention and control of Chronic Non-Communicable diseases http://www.health.gov.lk/moh_final/english/public/elfinder/files/publications/publishpolicy/13_NCD.pdf 16) Amark Institute of Medical Sciences https://amrak.lk/