Announcing the winners of the 2016 International Health Workforce Awards

We are delighted to announce the winners of the 3rd edition of the 2016 International Health Workforce Awards. A call for nominations towards 5 categories (Leadership/ministerial; Emergency responders; Community health care; HRH champions/advocates; and Journalists) was online for two months.
Each category received multiple nominations (total of 51). The shortlisted entries were judged by a selection panel drawn from the GHWA Board.

Health workers: just what the doctor ordered for economic growth and health security

WHO/S. Aranga

There is no health without health workers. We count on them to care for us and our loved ones in some of the most important and vulnerable moments of our lives.

Health workers were the first responders in last November’s terrorist attacks in Paris; risked and lost their own lives in the fight against Ebola; and are increasingly targeted in conflicts: more than half of Syria’s health workers have fled or been killed.

UN Secretary-General appoints High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth

WHO welcomes the United Nations Secretary-General’s appointment of a High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth, and looks forward to coordinating the Commission’s work together with the International Labour Organization and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.



7-9 March

Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools -CGFNS International’s acquiring the Alliance for Ethical Practices in Recruitment of International Healthcare Professional- Philadelphia, USA

9-10 March

Every Woman Every Child High-Level Progress Report Launch Event- New York, USA

22-25 March

HRH National Consultation Workshop- Jakarta, Indonesia

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