HWAI network successfully holds first stakeholder dialogue on HRH in Bangladesh
The first stakeholder dialogue on Human Resource for Health (HRH) in Bangladesh took place on 28th March 2012. The dialogue was mainly to start advocacy on the need of adequate and skilled health workforce for well functioning health system and advocate for the Country Coordination and Facilitation (CCF) process as initiated by the Global Health Workforce Alliance (the Alliance). Coordinated by the Development Organization of Rural Poor (DORP), the main objectives of these stakeholder dialogues are to:
- Initiate the process to build a network to advocate for Human Resources for Health (HRH) in Bangladesh.
- Initiate advocacy by involving various stakeholders for Human Resource for Health (HRH) in Bangladesh through open discussion among the participants.
- Share the principles and process of Country Coordination and Facilitation (CCF) and Health Workforce Advocacy Initiative (HWAI) with various stakeholders.
Several organizations showed interest to work together for HRH in Bangladesh with the advocacy network especially on midwifery and CHWs issues. Participants suggested the introduction of a public private partnership (PPP) approach to overcome the problems in HRH. Government official participants committed to share the activities of government and welcomed more information on the activities of the network .