GHWA Task Forces meet in Geneva

WHO/Oliver O'Hanlon

The Global Health Workforce Alliance's specialized Task Forces working on critical issues related to the health workforce crisis met in Geneva to review progress, challenges and lessons learned so far in their work and research. The meeting, attended by Task Force Chairs and co-chairs offered an opportunity to share and learn from each other's experiences. Participants explored avenues for greater collaboration between the groups, as well as examining how the knowledge acquired through their work can be carried forward into comprehensive national, regional and global actions.

As one of its strategic key priorities, the Alliance has embarked on addressing specific workforce challenges by establishing mission-oriented, time bound Task Forces and Working Groups to address specific areas that impact on human resources for health. The Alliance has so far commissioned six task forces, on the following themes: Migration, Retention, Private Sector, Financing, Scaling up Education and Training, and Universal Access to HIV treatment.