MANILA, Philippines | 6 December 2013 — One month after Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, the World Health Organization (WHO) identifies as top priorities expanding essential health services, reviving clinics and hospitals, preventing disease and scaling up mental health services as the relief effort shifts from emergency to early recovery programmes.
The largest ever forum focused on health workers and global health has concluded with a series of renewed commitments that will ensure more countries move with greater speed towards the goal of universal health coverage. The commitments harnesses political leadership on human resources for health to the extent that real and lasting impact will be felt both by those on the frontline of delivering health care, as well as those on the receiving end.
Report launch at the Third Global Forum on HRH: Mid-level health workers for delivery of essential health services. The objective of this analysis is to assess the effectiveness of care provided by mid-level health workers (MLHWs), a group of cadres who are trained for 2-5 years to acquire basic skills in diagnosing, managing common conditions, and preventing disease. MLHWs, provided we adopt the right approaches and define their role on the basis of sound evidence, can be part of the solution.
11 November 2013 | RECIFE, BRAZIL - The world will be short of 12.9 million healthcare workers by 2035; today, that figure stands at 7.2 million. A World Health Organization (WHO) report released today warns that the findings - if not addressed now - will have serious implications for the health of billions of people across all regions of the world.
Typhoon Haiyan: health workers leading the way on the long road to recovery
The Recife Political Declaration on Human Resources for Health
GHWA announces its awardees for 2013
Global health workforce shortage to reach 12.9 million in coming decades
THIRD GLOBAL FORUM NEWS
- The Recife Political Declaration on Human Resources for Health
- Report on the Oslo Consultation on Human Resources for Health for High Income Countries
- New report: "Mid-level health workers for delivery of essential health services"
- New report: "A Universal Truth: No Health Without a Workforce"
- Forum questions and resources
The Recife Political Declaration on Human Resources for Health: Renewed commitments towards universal health coverage
Community Health Workers and other Front Line Health Workers: Moving from Fragmentation to Synergy to achieve Universal Health Coverage
Mid-level health workers for delivery of essential health services