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

Health Workforce at the 138th Executive Board

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.

Statement from the 19th GHWA Board meeting

The Board of the Global Health Workforce Alliance met in Geneva on 22-23 October 2015 to oversee the successful completion of the Alliance’s ten-year mandate (2006-2016) and determine plans for a new, multi-sectoral governance mechanism on Human Resources for Health (HRH) to support attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Universal Health Coverage and the implementation of the WHO Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health: Workforce 2030.

Public Consultation - Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health: Workforce 2030

In May 2014, the 67th World Health Assembly the Director-General to develop and submit a new global strategy on human resources for health to be considered by the 69th World Health Assembly in May 2016. This strategy represents a critical component of the WHO strategic vision towards universal health coverage (UHC) in the framework of the post 2015 health development agenda . The public consultation on the Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health: Workforce 2030 has now closed. The draft will also be discussed at various global health events as well as a number of WHO regional technical consultations. This global dialogue will inform the continuing improvement of the draft and a final version to be submitted to the WHO Executive Board in January 2016.

HIGHLIGHTS

UPCOMING EVENTS

7-9 September

SEARO regional committee meeting, Timor Leste

14-18 September

EURO regional committee meeting, Lithuania

15-28 September

70th session of the United Nations Assembly on the MDGs, New York

19-22 September

Clinton Global Initiative 2015, New York, USA

28 September- 2 October

PAHO regional committee meeting, Washington DC, USA

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