While the Second Global Forum on Human Resources for Health was full of opportunities, it was also quite deficient in addressing the one global issue that continues to hinder progress.
What Brought Us Here Won’t Get Us There: Implementing Country-level Health Workforce Development Plans
Three years ago, we met in Kampala, Uganda, to discuss the critical needs of the global health workforce. Last week in Bangkok, we gathered to take stock of what we’ve accomplished since. Today,...
Gathering the right evidence to inform a program’s success or failure is the cornerstone of any health program.
I want to write from Bangkok about why I am excited and hopeful about the future of the global health workforce.
How does the global health workforce compare to diseases such as HIV & malaria, malnutrition, and access to clean water, as a public health concern?
Health workers in Ghana, Malawi, and other countries are using their phones to photograph physical symptoms. This is just one mHealth example.
Part of my work here at IntraHealth is on a program in Ethiopia that aims to prevent HIV transmission from mother to child. One of the ways we do this is by encouraging women to deliver in a health facility where they can get prophylactic care to stop HIV transmission.
In Senegal, we're approaching violence against women and girls from a different angle.
We often talk about how countries grapple with the challenge of building and maintaining a health workforce that can deliver high-quality health services. In part, it’s a problem of too few health workers or a poor mix of the right skill sets or geographic distribution.
Reading Samuel Loewenberg’s article, “Ethiopia Struggles to Make Its Voice Heard,” I thought, finally, someone is speaking out about something too many of us remain silent on—the vast gap in some countries between actual needs and donors’ perceived priorities, particularly when it comes to HIV/AIDS funding.