The Open University has been committed to International Development for over twenty years. We are globally recognised for our teaching and pioneering research within the sector, and for driving innovation. Uniquely, The Open University also helps deliver development programmes in partnership with governments, NGOs, funding institutions and local partners. Our programmes across sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia address areas such as frontline health, teacher education and English language teaching. We work where there is the greatest need: where our expertise can impact the many, rather than the few, and where our work helps create sustainable social and economic development.
This series of films explains The Open University's work with partners in Africa to tackle health, leadership and education challenges, focussing on three projects:
1.The Open University's work with African institutions to create the world's first medical degree supported by distance learning to address the critical shortage of doctors (DLMC)
2.The Open University's work with Ethiopian institutions to create the Health Education and Training programme (HEAT) to address the critical shortage of health workers
3.The Open University's work with African institutions to create the Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa (TESSA) programme to address the critical shortage of teachers.