Do GHIs contribute to equity in access to HRH?

Parallel Session 4

Venue: TBC

Day and time: Thursday, 27 January 2011 - 15:30-17:30

Global Health Initiatives (GHIs) have the ability to mobilise huge amounts of financial resources which can contribute constructively and positively to national HRH plans. But the HRH crisis hinders the scale-up of service delivery, and is a hurdle to effective implementation of GHI-supported programmes. This session will analyse GHI supported programmes, and their impact on national health systems.

GHIs have the ability to mobilize huge amounts of financial resources which can contribute constructively and positively to national HRH plans.

But shortages in HRH are a barrier to scaling-up service delivery and a hurdle to effective implementation of GHI-supported programmes.

Some anecdotal studies showed that GHI-supported programs cause internal mobility of health workforce, for example: from rural to urban, from public service providers to NGOs program managers.

They have been increasingly focusing on retention strategies through training and improvement of working and living conditions of health workers in rural areas.

This session aims to:

  • Provide an overview and analysis of GHI support on national health systems in general and HRH in particular;
  • Discuss best practices and weaknesses GHI-supported programs and projects in addressing inequities to access;
  • Explore how GHIs can contribute to improving equity in HRH and in access to health services, particularly on future trends and prospects; and
  • Recommend strategic actions to address inequities in access through GHI-supported programs.
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