Global Forum on Human Resources for Health

06 November, 2017

Between 13th and 17th November, a team from Health Partners International and the Women for Health programme will be attending the Fourth Global Forum on Human Resources for Health in Dublin.

Last year marked a significant milestone in changing the global health workforce situation with the publications of The Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health: Workforce 2030 and the UN High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth’s report, Working for Health and Growth. Together they present a road map to an adequate, fit for purpose and sustainable workforce to address current and future needs. They make the case for investment, and strengthened engagement across education, employment, finance, health and labour sectors.

Spanning five days, the forum will bring together stakeholders to debate innovative approaches towards progressing the implementation of the Global Strategy and the Commission’s recommendations, avoid the potential 18 million health worker short fall, increase demand for health and social worker jobs and show a collective commitment to developing and making available the workforce required to deliver the SDGs.

Highlighting the successful example of the UK aid-funded Women for Health Programme, Dr Fatima Adamu, National Programme Manager for Women for Health, will be delivering a lightening pitch at the IntraHealth-hosted side event at 1pm on 13 November, Using Data for Governance Action: Country-Level Successes and Challenges. Dr Fatima will highlight how data drawn from PRRINN/MNCH and W4H programmes was used to advocate for governance changes to address the shortage and quality of female health workers in these states.

The team will also be hosting stall #4 in Hall 3 of the Royal Dublin Society, where resources, How To Guides and further information will be available.

Health Partners International and Women for Health are delighted to be attending the annual global forum and are proud to be a key stakeholder in advancing the implementation of the Global Strategy and the Commission’s recommendations.