UN Commission: New Investments in Global Health Workforce Will Create Jobs and Drive Economic Growth
20 SEPTEMBER 2016 (New York) – The Presidents of France and South Africa today called for urgent investments globally to create new jobs in the health sector in order to prevent a projected shortfall of 18 million health workers primarily in low- and lower-middle-income countries, and help countries to maximize the social and economic benefits of increased health employment.
The High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth, chaired by H.E. François Hollande and H.E. Jacob Zuma, today delivered its final report and recommendations to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.
Online public hearing to help inform the scope of the forthcoming WHO guidelines on community based health worker programmes
WHO is in the process of developing guidelines to assist national governments, national and international partners, to improve the design, implementation, performance and evaluation of Community Health Worker (CHW)programmes, contributing to the attainment of universal health coverage and the health SDG targets. We invite you to take part in an online consultation to assist in the identification of policy issues and research questions to define the scope of the guidelines. This consultation is open to everyone, and inputs will be accepted until 31st August 2016.
HRH Journal Special supplement “The WHO global code of practice: early evidence of its relevance and effectiveness”
30 June 2016 - The HRH journal has issued a special supplement on “The WHO global code of practice: early evidence of its relevance and effectiveness”. The supplement includes fourteen papers covering destination and source country experiences that add to the evidence on the relevance and effectiveness of the Code, and proposes actions in support of the Expert Advisory Group recommendations to the 68th World Health Assembly.
High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth: Call for contributions – SECOND ROUND
The Expert Group of the Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth received 128 submissions to the Call for Evidence in April and thanks all who submitted contributions. The Expert Group is now inviting a second round of contributions to build the evidence base; strengthen policy dialogue across multiple sectors; and catalyze actions to guide the creation of new jobs and investment in health and social sector employment. Contributions are sought from all sectors, including health, social protection, education, economics, labour, gender, and human rights.
Government Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officers discuss strategies on the future of nursing and midwifery workforce
19 May 2016 - The seventh biennial Global Forum for Government Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officers (GCNMOs) took place in Geneva from 18- 19th May, under the theme of the future of nursing and midwifery. Being at the front line of service delivery, the contribution of nurses and midwives has long been acknowledged as being crucial to strengthening health systems and improving the health outcomes of individuals, families and communities. Their central role has been underlined over the years by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Health Assembly (WHA), with 10 resolutions having been adopted since 1948.
Foreign Policy and Global Health Network communiqué welcomes United Nations
Secretary-General’s High-level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth
The Ministers of the Foreign Policy and Global Health Network issued a communiqué following the 69th World Health Assembly which welcomed the United Nations Secretary-General’s High-level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth.