Celebrating Heroes in Health

Joint World Health Worker Week Statement by the Frontline Health Workers Coalition, Global Health Workforce Alliance, Health Workforce Advocacy Initiative.

Every year on April 7, people from around the world celebrate World Health Day, designed to mark the anniversary of the World Health Organization, established in 1948, and to call attention to global health priorities. For the past two years, this day also has marked the start of World Health Worker Week, a weeklong celebration of the inspiring health workers who make health care possible.

CapacityPlus is the Featured Member on GHWA’s e-Platform

Carol Bales/ CapacityPlus

Every month, the Alliance secretariat invites a member organization to become “Featured Member” on the GHWA members’ e-platform. This is an opportunity for users of the e-platform to learn about the HRH work carried out by one of the several organizations that comprise the Alliance. CapacityPlus has been selected as March's Featured Member.

Global HRH Consultation

World Vision USA

The 3rd Global Forum on HRH in November 2013 provided new momentum and engagement, with HRH being recognized as critical to the achievement of UHC and central to the post-2015 agenda. At the 16th meeting of the GHWA Board, held immediately following the 3rd Global Forum, the Board discussed the need for a new vision to re-energize the HRH field beyond 2016 and build new momentum for action for the next decade. The creation of a working group to develop a strategy for the HRH movement encompassing the Alliance, its members and the global community, was agreed.

2014 International Midwife Award

Alliance members, The International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) and Save the Children will recognize and reward two midwives at the upcoming 2014 ICM Congress for their commitment to improving maternal and newborn survival in low-resource settings. Nominations are now open for the Excellence in Midwifery: 2014 International Midwife award and you are invited to make your nominations before 17 March 2014.