Second Global Forum on HRH: detailed plenary sessions programme

Plenary Session 1:

From Kampala to Bangkok: Marking progress, forging solutions

The Global Health Workforce Alliance adopted the Kampala Declaration and Agenda for Global Action (KD/AGA) two years ago as a guide to solving the HRH crisis. This plenary session will review its progress, particularly in the 57 crisis countries, examine individual country experiences and address future challenges.

Plenary Session 2:

Have leaders made a difference?: How leadership can show the way towards MDGs

As the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals approaches, dynamic and effective leadership will be vital for countries to meet the health-related targets. This session delves into the leadership-related issues often confronted when managing these complex environments, such as: competing priorities, contradictory purposes and various stakeholders.

Plenary Session 3:

Professional Leadership and Education for 21st Century

Training and deployment of basic health workers is a key global workforce challenge. Quality education is crucial to achieve the health-related MDGs, particularly for countries facing the most severe worker shortages. This session will address the key challenges of professional education, and propose recommendations of health worker training in the 21st Century.

Plenary Session 4:

Making HRH Innovation Work for Strengthening Health Systems

A variety of innovative work has been implemented in the areas of education and retention of health workers. While successful projects have the potential for adaptation to a number of health systems, other innovations have been short-lived. These concepts and lessons in HRH innovations for scaling up training will be reviewed, and related to country-level experiences.