The Global Health Workforce Alliance: Increasing The Momentum For Health Workforce Development
Article published in the "Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Pública", July 2011
Despite advances in bringing the health workforce to the fore in international health policy arenas, more available knowledge and tools, and encouraging signs of commitments from many countries, health workforce bottlenecks continue to prevent many health systems from delivering essential and quality health services. Latin America is not spared from the challenges.
This article points to some of the key achievements of the Global Health Workforce Alliance in its first five years of operations. It descibes how the Alliance came into existence, what its core mandate and institutional framwork is, and also looks at how to move forward the HRH development agenda.