Third Global Forum on Human Resources for Health

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Recife, Brazil

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.

Blog Posts on Human Resources for Health

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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