PALTEX serves its participating institutions by providing an opportunity for their students, faculty and other health workers in training or in service to purchase textbooks and other instructional materials at prices about 40-50% lower of the normal commercial price.
Furthermore, it publishes the low-cost materials in the aspects of primary health care and continuing education that the commercial publishing houses in
Furthermore, it publishes materials at low cost in aspects of primary health care and continuing education which commercial publishers in
Participation in PALTEX also permits the institution to take part in the continuing analysis and refinement of curricula and teaching methodology that the selection process involves. It gives school and other health services personnel an opportunity to exchange ideas with their counterparts and to help create the kinds of educational materials they feel would be most suitable for local conditions.
Two mechanisms of participation are available to interested accredited teaching institutions: direct purchase, or sales on consignment.
2. Participation in the PALTEX network system: It is required that the institution interested in receiving the materials on consignment signs a memorandum of understanding with PAHO, in which the institution agrees to receive and sell stocks of materials on consignment, assuming the cost and responsibility of the local sales operation.
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