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About RETS

Updated: 06/28/2022
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The International Network for Health Technicians Education (Rede Internacional de Educação de Técnicos em Saúde - RETS) can be defined as an articulation between institutions and organizations involved in the education and qualification of technical health personnel in countries of the Americas, in Portuguese-speaking Africa and Portugal. Its mission is to strengthen national health systems, under the assumption that workers' skills have been considered a fundamental dimension to the implementation of public health policies that meet the needs of populations.

RETS, created in 1996, which Executive Secretariat is the School of Public Health of Costa Rica, worked until 2001, when it was deactivated. In September 2005, with the transfer of the Executive Secretariat to Joaquim Venâncio Polytechnic School of Health (Escola Politécnica de Saúde Joaquim Venâncio - EPSJV/Fiocruz), the Network has been reactivated and now gathers more than 100 institutions in 20 countries, besides hosting, as sub-networks, the Technical Health Schools Network of Portuguese Speaking Countries Community (Rede de Escolas Técnicas da Comunidade dos Países de Língua Portuguesa - RETS-CPLP) .[Read more

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