Alliance new management
With the departure of Dr Sheikh – we are pleased to introduce you to our new interim management – Dr Marie Paule Kieny, Assistant Director General of the World Health Organization who will be Executive Director a.i. of the Global Health Workforce Alliance and Dr Ruediger Krech, Director at the World Health Organization who will lead our efforts to the Third Global Forum.
Focus on Tanzania health workforce
The One Million Community Health Workers Campaign held its first National Planning Workshop from 14-18 April in Ifakara, Tanzania, with participation of eight sub-Saharan African countries.
To address the health workforce shortage, the government of Tanzania announced that it will employ 5,000 health workers this financial year and an additional 11,000 in 2013/2014.
The Alliance is pleased to announce the opening of the nominations for the HRH Awards 2013 which will honour four categories of outstanding players in the field of human resources for health: health workers working in remote/hardship area; country level decision makers; partner agencies and organizations; and journalists. The HRH Awards 2013 will be delivered during a special ceremony at the upcoming Third Global Forum on Human Resources for Health, in Recife, Brazil, from 10-13 November 2013.
Alliance member ICS Integrare has issued a technical brief, with an analysis of the Every Woman Every Child (EWEC) commitments from an HRH perspective. EWEC analysis confirms, no plans or commitments will be achieved without strengthening the health workforce, in particular the midwifery workforce. The brief outlines, that 23% of the EWEC statements from countries specify strengthening the health workforce, including additional numbers, education, training and deployment.
Farewell message from Dr Mubashar Sheikh
Tanzania to employ more health workers
Nomination for the HRH Awards 2013 now open
One Million Community Health Workers Campaign holds its first National Planning Workshop, Tanzania
Health workers, the key to immunization