World Health Summit 2011 "Today's Science – Tomorrow's Agenda"

Berlin, Germany: 23-26 October 2011

Special event:

World Health Summit 2011

The global health workforce crisis: an unfinished agenda
24 October 2011; 12 noon to 1.30 pm - Langenbeck Hall

The World Health Summit is s one of the foremost international high-level fora in healthcare, bringing together governments, academia, private sector, civil society to jointly develop strategies and take action to address key challenges in medical research, global health and health care delivery. The Summit was organized by the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, together with the M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centers and Medical Universities.

The role of the health workforce working within robust health systems was highlighted during a special event at the Summit. The session was an opportunity to emphasize on the shortage of health personnel and its impact on health care delivery, and served as a platform to exchange information and best practices on evidence-based and sustainable policy solutions.

Chaired by Professor Keizo Takemi, panelists included:

  • Frank Nyonator, Director General Ghana Health Service
  • Bridgit Wendling, German government, and
  • Mareike Haase, Terres des Hommes Germany
  • Ulrika Rehnstrom, UNFPA

The event was co-hosted by the Alliance and the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). A short report of the session will be prepared and made available shortly.