Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Program
Our Continuous Professional Development Program, or CPD, is an important strategic program that improves essential health and social services throughout Palestine and the region.
CPD contributes to performance improvement of healthcare providers through standardizing skills according to evidence-based guidelines and practices, improving access to high quality care, enhancing the interactions between providers and facilitating dialogue. Since 2003, Juzoor has focused its efforts on implementing a number of activities under the CPD program to upgrade the knowledge base and improve technical skills and performance of providers in the various service settings, helping to create a safer and healthier environment for all.
Through this program, Juzoor strives to bring evidence-based, internationally accredited training programs to the country such as the Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) training from the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Child Health Diploma from the UK’s Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health. Juzoor’s training programs are based on the latest evidence-based information, are grounded in adult learning principles, delivered according to the highest quality, incorporate innovative and dynamic methodologies, and follow a specific lifecycle.
We develop and invest in national teams of trainers in different specialties to deliver various emergency and non-emergency training programs, in accordance to the latest scientific updates, best practices, and the national need. Juzoor’s affiliated instructors come from diverse backgrounds, representing major stakeholders in the health sector, including the Ministry of Health, UNRWA, NGOs and private practice, and the health and teaching institutions (universities, medical schools, nursing colleges and hospitals implementing residency training programs) all across the West Bank and Gaza Strip. In addition, Juzoor forms strategic alliances on a national basis with bodies such as the Palestinian OB/GYN and Pediatric Societies, the Medical Syndicate and the Palestinian Medical Students’ Union, to ensure the sustainability of CPD activities. Finally, we maintain contact with our instructors, current and former trainees through a database which allows us to organize periodic follow-up activities and distribute updates and new evidence-based information as it becomes available.