The first Consultation of the Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health (GSHRH) was held on 17 June 2015 on the fringes of the ICN Conference. The Consultations provided a forum for discussion of the draft Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health & the Nursing and Midwifery Strategic Directions (2016-2020).
New WHO and World Bank Group report shows that 400 million do not have access to essential health services
June 12, 2015 -- A World Health Organization and World Bank Group report launched today shows that 400 million people do not have access to essential health services and 6% of people in low- and middle-income countries are tipped into or pushed further into extreme poverty because of health spending.
WHO, USAID, World Bank, Countries and Partners Align on New Way Forward to Measure Impact of Country Health Programs
June 9, 2015—The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), World Bank Group, World Health Organization (WHO), and countries and partners are coming together today for a 3 day high-level summit, Measurement and Accountability for Results in Health, to examine and advance a common agenda for health measurement as we move into the post-2015 development era.
Public health officials and practitioners from around Africa and from international public and private organizations, businesses, and universities, met in Accra, Ghana June 9-11 to consider ways to scale-up the coverage of high-quality community health worker (CHW) systems in our countries to achieve universal health coverage (UHC). In the meeting they pledged to work together to speed the scale-up of CHW systems in sub-Saharan Africa, and issued an urgent appeal.