Request for inputs on new Alliance strategy
Dear members and partners,
The Global Health Workforce Alliance (the Alliance) is currently in the process of developing a new strategy for its second phase (2013-2016), and we are writing to request your inputs and suggestions to contribute to it.
An independent external evaluation of our work in 2006-2011 documented the Alliance achievements, highlighted some areas in need of improvement, and found that the Alliance work in its first phase represented good value for money, complementing earlier assessments and analyses. The Alliance Board has attentively examined the evaluation report, took account of its findings, and noted the progress registered as an indication of the wider human resources for health movement that now exists. The development of a Board response to the evaluation was the first step in the process of reviewing the Alliance strategic priorities, and defining the main elements of its future work.
Building on that, in the last few weeks, the Alliance Board has developed an initial draft of the new strategy, which was presented last night, on May 22nd, at a preview reception at the World Health Assembly in Geneva. This event, which saw interventions by the Ministers of Health of El Salvador, Cameroon and South Sudan, and by the Chair and other members of the Alliance governing Board, was attended by a number of country delegations and several Alliance members and partners, serving as the formal launch of the consultation process on the new strategy.
The Alliance Board now welcomes comments, feed-back and suggestions on the draft of the new strategy from countries, Alliance members and partners, and other HRH stakeholders. Specific questions on which comments and responses are explicitly invited have been highlighted throughout the document.
Given your extensive knowledge and expertise in the area of human resources for health development, we hope you will take part in the consultation process, and contribute your valuable thoughts and suggestions.
We would like to kindly request that you send your inputs to firstname.lastname@example.org by 8 June 2012.
It is now more apparent than ever that a successful future for the Alliance requires an even greater engagement of its key members, partners and other HRH stakeholders in support of countries’ efforts at strengthening their health workforce as an integral component of their health systems. The Board is keen on ensuring that your views and contribution are reflected in the Alliance priorities for the years to come.
We look forward to your response and inputs.
Dr Masato Mugitani
Chair of the Board
Dr Mubashar Sheikh