Preview reception - Launch of public consultation on the strategy for the second phase 2013 – 2016
At a high level reception held yesterday, the Global health Workforce Alliance, officially declared open a public consultation of its strategy for the second phase (2013 – 2016)*.
Attended by some 50 delegates, including members, partners and ministers of health, the evening programme was dedicated to presenting the framework of the proposed strategy. The new strategy outlines a set of transformed objectives with a greater emphasis on results, and an enhanced partnership model, to improve further on how we serve and empower the Alliance membership and countries. There were also interventions from three Ministers of Health – of Cameroon, South Sudan and El Salvador who presented strong evidence of HRH achievements in their countries, through the work of the Alliance. They also pledged support to the new proposed strategy of the Alliance for its second phase.
"I would also like to thank them for the support given to my country through their excellent initiative, the Country Coordination and Facilitation Approach to tackle the Human Resources for Health crisis", said, Dr Maria Isabel Rodriguez, Minister of Health of El Salvador and Champion of the Alliance.
“Since the implementation of the CCF process in Cameroon, HRH issues are better understood, because there is a consensus among various stakeholders”, said Honourable André MAMA FOUDA, Health Minister of Cameroon. "We hope that the implementation of the new strategic plan for the second phase will enable Francophone countries to expedite tackling the human resources for health challenges", he added.
Building on the widespread commitment to HRH that it helped generate, The Alliance, will continue to remain a distinct and trusted brand and an influential and credible player in anticipating, responding to and monitoring key developments and challenges in the evolving HRH environment. The new strategy outlines 3 core objectives: advancing the HRH agenda through advocacy, catalysing synergistic response and actions: and promoting results and mutual accountability.
With the official launch of the consultation, the Alliance Board now welcomes comments, feed-back and suggestions from countries, Alliance members and partners, and other HRH stakeholders. This will contribute to the development and finalization of our new strategy. Comments and feedback can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org until 8 June 2012. An official launch of the new strategy will take place in Tunis July, during the Harmonization for Health in Africa (HHA) conference.
* An independent external evaluation conducted in 2011, concluded that the Alliance represented good value for money in its first five years. However, keeping in mind the changing global landscape and that findings and recommendations of the external evaluation relating to its first phase mean that more of the same is not enough. It is on this basis that a working group constituted ofselect board members have developed our proposed strategy for the 2nd phase from 2013 to 2016.