Asia-Pacific Action Alliance on Human Resources for Health (AAAH)
The Asia Pacific Action Alliance on Human Resources for Health (AAAH) is a response to international recognition of the need for global and regional action to strengthen country planning and change on health workforce systems. At the Workshop on Asian Action Learning Network in August 2005 in Bangkok, supported by the Rockefeller Foundation and WHO, participants from 10 countries (namely Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Philippines, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Thailand) agreed unanimously that a regional mechanism that would address HRH issues in the region was needed. Hence, the AAAH was established. There are five priority actions for the first two years including: HRH advocacy, information monitoring, capacity strengthening, knowledge generation, and technical coordination.
AAAH strives to lessen the global crisis in human resources for health and to achieve progress towards the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals. With the global market in HRH that fuels the migration of health workers from rural to urban areas, from public to private sector and from resource poor to richer nations, national and regional responses must be aligned with international and global response. AAAH’s work addresses discrepancies and focuses on expanding access to effective health services for many. They, also, generate and collate necessary evidence for effective human resource planning and management; in addition, AAAH develops the capacity within the region under a broader framework of overall health systems strengthening.
Links to the health workforce crisis
The entirety of AAAH’s work is devoted to human resources for health. Advocacy is key. They promote HRH issues in Asia. They, also, do information monitoring and encourage knowledge generation and sharing. Capacity strengthening is achieved through training workshops and materials, and technical support is given in the way of strategic plans and research. AAAH supports like-minded organizations.
AAAH is an Implementing Partner of the Global Health Workforce Alliance (GHWA) in the Asia-Pacific region since 2007.
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