23 March 2016 - The High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth held its first meeting in Lyon today, presided over by H.E. Mr. Francois Hollande, President of France, and H.E. Mr Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa. The meeting brought together a multisectoral group of Commissioners, who have been appointed to make recommendations towards the creation of health and social sector jobs as a means to advance inclusive economic growth.
The Expert Group of the Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth is inviting contributions to build the evidence base; strengthen policy dialogue across multiple sectors; and catalyze actions to guide the creation of new jobs and investment in health and social sector employment. Contributions are sought from all sectors, including health, social protection, education, economics, labour, gender, and human rights.
The Executive Board (EB) of the WHO is convening this week (January 25- 30) for its 138th session, to agree on the agenda and resolutions to be discussed at the World Health Assembly in May 2016. Several health workforce items are tabled for discussion.
2016 International Health Workforce Awards
To celebrate the successful completion of the Global Health Workforce Alliance’s ten-year mandate (2006-May 2016), the Global Health Workforce Alliance is organizing the International Health Workforce Awards to recognize outstanding health workers and individuals who have demonstrated significant achievements in the field of human resources for health (HRH).
The awards will be given under the following categories (1 per category):
Leadership/ministerial, Emergency responders, Community health care, HRH champions/advocates and Journalists
Towards the Development of WHO Strategic Directions for Nursing and Midwifery 2016-2020
Nursing and midwifery has a long and distinguished history within the World Health Organization, reflected through the decisions of governing bodies and the adoption of World Health Assembly (WHA) resolutions which have culminated in 10 WHA resolutions since 1948. The Organization is now in the process of developing and finalizing its Strategic Directions for Nursing and Midwifery for the period 2016-2020.