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Third Global Forum on Human Resources for Health

During November 9-14, 2013, IntraHealth is co-hosting the Third Global Forum on Human Resources for Health, which is sponsored by the Global Health Workforce Alliance under the patronage of the Government of Brazil, the World Health Organization, and the Pan American Health Organization. The theme for 2013 is “Rising to the grand challenge of human resources for health.” IntraHealth is managing a vital subtheme of the forum: “empowering health workers.”

IntraHealth leaders will join over 1,500 other human resources for health (HRH) stakeholders to elicit new HRH commitments from governments, donors, development partners, the private sector, and civil society; establish greater accountability to track, monitor, and report on those commitments; and more clearly link the HRH agenda to the Millennium Development Goals, universal health coverage, social determinants of health, the Rio+20 process, and the post-2015 development agenda.

From helping women to deliver healthy babies to offering resources that allow couples to plan their families, health workers are vital to every aspect of health care. That's why, that same week, many IntraHealth staff will also be attending the 2013 International Conference on Family Planning. The goals of the two conferences are intrinsically linked.

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OPEN LETTER FROM RECIFE

Please join us and partners in placing human resources for health at the center of the global development agenda.


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Led by IntraHealth International and partners, CapacityPlus is the USAID-funded global project uniquely focused on the health workforce needed to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. 


BLOG POSTS ON HUMAN RESOURCES FOR HEALTH

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Let's Talk Tactics

Dr. Ok Pannenborg, Chair of the Global Advisory Board on Strengthening Health Professional Schools in Developing Countries, USAID/CapacityPlus
Ever since the first two global gatherings in Kampala in 2008 and Bangkok in 2011, human resources for health—or HRH, as this field has come to be known—has matured into one of the world’s biggest development . . . » Read more
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HRH + Private Sector = A Happy Marriage?

Rebecca Kohler, Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Development, IntraHealth International
Partnership with the private sector was a strong theme at the Third Global Forum on Human Resources for Health (HRH) in Recife, Brazil, last week. But where were our private-sector partners?  » Read more
 midwives  
World of Commitment

Judith Winkler, Senior Advisor for Strategy and Planning, IntraHealth International
This week at the Third Global Forum for Human Resources for Health, countries from around the world will publicly declare what they will do to combat the global health worker shortage and increase access to health care for their citizens. And I am jazzed about this. » Read more
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Top 5 Reasons the Global Health Community Should Have Its Eyes on Recife

Kate Tulenko, Senior Director, Health Systems Innovation, IntraHealth International
From November 9 -13, more than 1,200 of the world’s top decision makers and thought leaders on the health workforce will convene in Recife, Brazil, for the Third Global Forum on Human Resources for Health. » Read more
 HRH  
Years of Investments Finally Put Health Workers on the Global Stage

David J. Olson, Global Health Communications and Policy Consultant
The payoffs in building health systems aren't immediate—far from it. But there is a growing consensus that we need stronger, more resilient health systems to make sustainable improvements in global health. This will be the key to making care sustainable for all. » Read more
 HRH  
On the Rocky Road to Universal Health Coverage

Pape Gaye, President and CEO of IntraHealth International
If you look at the regions of the world that have made the greatest progress in family planning—India and Bangladesh come to mind—you will see that all of their strategies have included strong community health workforces. That’s because the role of the health worker is crucial. » Read more
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No Health Care without Health Workers

Kate Tulenko, Director of the CapacityPlus project, and Richard Seifman, Consultant 
As one of the six building blocks of health systems strengthening, the health workforce is best addressed systematically rather than with silver bullets. Any effort to maximize health impact is critically dependent on an adequately trained, productive, well-managed health workforce. » Read more
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Frontline Health Workers' Key Role in Improving Nutrition

Sarah Dwyer, Communications Manager, and Geeta Sharma, District Program Officer
Sunita Kumari was struggling to get her message across. The auxiliary nurse midwife kept trying to mobilize the women of Toto, a village of 941 houses, to participate in Village Health and Nutrition Days. But she was having little success. » Read more
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Are Health Workers Delivering for Women? And Are We Delivering for Health Workers?

Rebecca Kohler, Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Development
In 2010, an estimated 287,000 women died from complications related to pregnancy and childbirth. Of these deaths, 85% occurred in sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Asia. This represents a global decline of 47% since 1990—but falls disappointingly short of the Millennium Development Goals target of 75%. » Read more

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INTRAHEALTH PARTICIPATION AT A GLANCE

HIGH-LEVEL ROUNDTABLE

Sunday, November 10
13:30 Pape Gaye speaks as part of "Health workers and health goals—what can be learned from a decade of action on HRH with respect to efforts to achieve the health-related MDGs as well as other important national and global health goals? Are we on the right track towards UHC?" Pernambuco Convention Center

 

RECEPTION

Tuesday, November 12
18:30-20:30 IntraHealth welcomes you to a reception with food, drinks, and special guests. Restaurant on the Mezzanine, Pernambuco Convention Center

TRACK SESSIONS

Tuesday, November 12
11:30-13:00 Alfredo Fort presents as part of Track Session 3.3: Measuring health workforce performance. Pernambuco Convention Center

11:30-13:00 Dykki Settle presents as part of Track Session 3.5: Innovations in HRH information systems. Pernambuco Convention Center

 

 

16:30-18:00 Kate Tulenko moderates and Constance Newman presents as part of Track Session 4.3: Promoting and managing diversity of health workers for universal health coverage. Pernambuco Convention Center

IntraHealth and CapacityPlus served as the overall organizers of Theme 4: Empowering Health Workers.

SPONSORED SIDE EVENTS

Saturday, November 9
09:00-10:30 SE3: "Human resources for health for universal health coverage: Where are the civil society organizations in the debate?" Health Workforce Advocacy Initiative (HWAI) and IntraHealth. Mario Melo 2/4 Room, Atlante Plaza Hotel

11:00-12:30 SE6: "Achieving human resources for health commitments: Lessons learned and resources from CapacityPlus." CapacityPlusMario Melo 2/4 Room, Atlante Plaza Hotel

 


Wednesday, November 13
16:00-17:30 SE35: "SwitchPoint for human resources for health: Private sector innovations." IntraHealth. Mario Melo 1/3 Room, Atlante Plaza Hotel

OTHER SIDE EVENTS

Saturday, November 9
09:00-10:30 Ok Pannenborg chairs and Wanda Jaskiewicz presents as part of SE13 "Human resources for health policies for universal health coverage: Understanding health workforce responses in a dynamic labor market context." Sponsor: World Bank; Cosponsor: CapacityPlusLula Ayres Room, Atlante Plaza Hotel

14:00-17:30 SE4-SE5 "Strengthening the role of community health workers in achieving universal health coverage: Moving from fragmentation to synergy." Sponsor: USAID; Cosponsor: Frontline Health Workers Coalition. Mario Melo 1/3 Room, Atlante Plaza Hotel

16:00-17:30 Rebecca Bailey presents as part of SE8 "Promising practices/new tools: Strengthening the health workforce and improving the health care workforce: the role of academic institutions." Sponsor: Johnson & Johnson. Mario Melo 1/3 Room, Atlante Plaza Hotel

Sunday, November 10
09:00-10:30 Pamela McQuide presents as part of SE24 "Making the most of your HRH investments: Using the Workload Indicators of Staffing Need tool for determining evidence-based staffing requirements to support HRH planners and policy makers." Sponsor: WHO/Regional Office for Africa; Cosponsor: IntraHealth. Lula Ayres Room, Atlante Plaza Hotel

11:00-12:30 Wanda Jaskiewicz, Kate Tulenko, and Vincent Oketcho present as part of SE28 "How to recruit and retain health workers in rural and remote areas in developing countries—using discrete choice experiment to inform policy design and implementation." Sponsors: WHO and World Bank; Cosponsor: CapacityPlus. Lula Ayres Room, Atlante Plaza Hotel

 

 


11:00-12:30 Rebecca Bailey and Sonia Brito-Anderson present as part of SE16 "Rising to the challenge of improving human resources for health supply chains—The People that Deliver initiative." Sponsor: People That Deliver. Sala Executiva, Atlante Plaza Hotel/

11:00-12:30 Kate Tulenko presents as part of SE27 "Sound performance-based financing management as a step toward universal health coverage." Sponsor: Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. Mario Melo 5 Room, Atlante Plaza Hotel

Wednesday, November 13
14:00-15:30 Rebecca Bailey and Dykki Settle present as part of SE30 "Improving health worker in-service training effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability: Harvesting good practices and lessons learnt." Sponsor: University Research Co., LLC. Mario Melo 2/4 Room, Atlante Plaza Hotel

14:00-17:30 Dykki Settle presents as part of SE12 “Advances in strengthening health workforce information, monitoring, and evaluation at the national level.” Sponsor: Health Workforce Information Reference Group; Cosponsor: CapacityPlusGilberto Freire Room, Atlante Plaza Hotel

 

 

MARKETPLACE

Visit IntraHealth, CapacityPlus, and the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance at Booth 10.

 

 

Visit the Health Workforce Advocacy Initiative (HWAI) and the Frontline Health Workers Coalition at Booth 8.

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INTRAHEALTH DELEGATES

Pape Gaye

   Pape Gaye 
  
PRESIDENT AND CEO

  Rebecca Kohler

  Rebecca Kohler
  SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF
  CORPORATE STRATEGY AND
  DEVELOPMENT

Bailey

   Rebecca Bailey
   HEALTH WORKFORCE
   DEVELOPMENT
   TEAM LEAD, CAPACITYPLUS

  Blaser

  Vince Blaser
  DEPUTY DIRECTOR, FRONTLINE
  HEALTH WORKERS COALITION

Dwyer

   Sarah Dwyer
   COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

  Fort

   Alfredo Fort 
   DIRECTOR OF MONITORING AND
   EVALUATION, CAPACITYPLUS
 

Jaffer

  Malik Jaffer
  DEPUTY DIRECTOR, HRH
  AND HEALTH SYSTEMS
  STRENGTHENING, CAPACITYPLUS

  Wanda

   Wanda Jaskiewicz
   SENIOR TEAM LEADER, GLOBAL

  
LEADERSHIP AND WORKFORCE
   EFFECTIVENESS, CAPACITYPLUS

Macias

  Jennifer Macias
  COUNTRY DIRECTOR,
 
TANZANIA HR PROJECT
 

  McQuide

  Pam McQuide
  CHIEF OF PARTY, NAMIBIA

Mwanzia

  James Mwanzia
  CHIEF OF PARTY,
  FUNZOKENYA

  David Nelson

  David Nelson 
  ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF
  COMMUNICATIONS
 

Newman

  Constance Newman 
  SENIOR TEAM LEADER FOR
  GENDER EQUALITY AND
  HEALTH

  Ndolo

  Meshack Ndolo
  COUNTRY DIRECTOR/PROJECT
  DIRECTOR, CAPACITY KENYA

Ngobua

  Samuel Jacob Ngobua
  CHIEF OF PARTY, NIGERIA

  Oketcho

  Vincent Oketcho
  CHIEF OF PARTY, UGANDA
 
CAPACITY PROJECT
 

Settle

  Dykki Settle
  DIRECTOR OF HEALTH
  WORKFORCE INFORMATICS
 
 

  Siegel

  Lucy Siegel
  DIRECTOR OF PROGRAM  
  DEVELOPMENT

 

Stilwell

  Barbara Stilwell
  CHIEF OF PARTY, PALESTINIAN
  HEALTH CAPACITY PROJECT
 

  Toure

  Cheick Touré
  COUNTRY DIRECTOR, MALI

Tulenko

  Kate Tulenko
  PROJECT DIRECTOR,  
  CAPACITYPLUS

  Winkler

   Judith Winkler 
   SENIOR ADVISOR FOR
   STRATEGY AND PLANNING
 

Mandy Folse
DIRECTOR, FRONTLINE HEALTH WORKERS COALITION

 

Hazel Mumbo
PUBLIC ADVISOR, FUNZO KENYA

Janet Muriuki
DEPUTY/TECHNICAL DIRECTOR, CAPACITY KENYA

 

Dr. Bizunesh Tesfaye
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR, ETHIOPIA

Mathew Kariuki Thuku
HR SYSTEMS MANAGER ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, CAPACITY KENYA

 

Kimberly Vitolo
SPECIAL PROJECTS MANAGER, OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT AND CEO

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