GHWA board calls for long-term investments in health workers in Ebola-affected countries

As at 3 December, 2014 a total of 622 health-care workers (HCWs) are known to have been infected with the Ebola virus, 346 of whom have died. The personal sacrifice of so many health workers must not be in vain. The Board of the Global Health Workforce Alliance (GHWA) notes that the Ebola crisis has uniquely demonstrated how health workers are at the core of providing essential health services, responsive to populations’ needs, yet compromised by weak health systems, long-term neglect and under-investment.

Health Partners Unite to Build Stronger Systems for Health in Ebola-Affected Countries

Ebola outbreak
WHO /Winnie Romeril

12 December 2014 ¦ GENEVA On December 10 and 11, Ministers of Health and Finance of Ebola-affected countries, international organizations and development partners assembled for a high-level meeting on how to strengthen systems of health in Ebola-affected countries and agreed on what needs to be done to rebuild and strengthen essential health services in these countries.

500+ Organizations Launch Global Coalition to Accelerate Access to Universal Health Coverage

12 December 2014 – A new global coalition of more than 500leading health and development organizations worldwide is urging governments to accelerate reforms that ensure everyone, everywhere, can access quality health services without being forced into poverty. The coalition was launched today, on the first-ever Universal Health Coverage Day, to stress the importance of universal access to health services for saving lives, ending extreme poverty, building resilience against the health effects of climate change and ending deadly epidemics such as Ebola.

Global HRH multi-sectoral platform beyond 2015 - Final consultations

“The Ebola outbreak is a clarion call to the local, national, regional and global community to step up efforts to build national capacity for ensuring health workers on the ground, at the core of resilient, integrated health systems”, says Dr. Sigrun Møgedal, former Chair of GHWA and HRH champion, who has recently been appointed by the Global Health Workforce Alliance (GHWA) to develop an options analysis for multi-sectoral HRH governance beyond 2016. The review and analysis will be discussed by GHWAs Executive Board at its 18th Board Meeting in February 2015.

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The Global Alliance for Surgical, Obstetric, Trauma and Anaesthesia Care (The G4 Alliance) Board Meeting and Strategic Planning Session
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18 December

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