By Jean Gordon Cook
(JACKSON, Miss.) – The World Health Organization has recognized and incorporated Jackson State University’s Global Community Health Training Center into the International Network of Health Technicians Education.
“One of the most pressing issues in public discourse nowadays is how to deal with ever-increasing health care cost at a time when the United States and indeed the world economy is weak,” Shahbazi said.
Shahbazi’s efforts have led to the establishment of the Community Health House Network Project, which aims to assure that underserved communities receive basic health care with optimal health education and disease prevention information, to reduce health care costs and improve the health status of the people in underserved communities.
Jackson State applied for official recognition for its community health training center from the World Health Organization after regional representatives from the organization visited the center earlier this year.
“I have the pleasure of announcing to our Jackson family and the beneficiaries of Jackson State University that JSU’s Global Community Health Training Center is now officially part of the World Health Organization’s International Network of Health Technicians Education,” Shahbazi said.