GHWA Executive Director to participate in US congressional roundtable on health workforce

Coordinated by the Frontline Health Workers Coalition and International Medical Corps, the purpose of the event is to highlight US investments and leadership in improving human resources for health in developing countries and their importance to achieving US global health priorities...

Unprecedented number of medical staff infected with Ebola

The outbreak of Ebola virus disease in west Africa is unprecedented in many ways, including the high proportion of doctors, nurses, and other health care workers who have been infected.

To date, more than 240 health care workers have developed the disease in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone, and more than 120 have died.

MDG Momentum – 500 days to the MDGs

Key facts on the MDGs

  • Globally, the number of deaths of children under 5 years of age fell from 12.6 million in 1990 to 6.6 million in 2012.

  • In developing countries, the percentage of underweight children under 5 years old dropped from 25% in 1990 to 15% in 2012.

  • While the proportion of births attended by a skilled health worker has increased globally, fewer than 50% of births are attended in the WHO African Region.

  • Globally, new HIV infections declined by 33% between 2001 and 2012.

  • Existing cases of tuberculosis are declining, along with deaths among HIV-negative tuberculosis cases.

  • (Source WHO, May 2014)

    GHWA Board charts way forward for global HRH strategy

    The Board of the Global Health Workforce Alliance (GHWA) held its seventeenth meeting on July 17-18 at the WHO Headquarters in Geneva; an exciting meeting that focussed on reviewing progress on the outcomes of the Third Global Forum on Human Resources for Health (HRH) held in Recife, Brazil in November 2013 and also exploring the way forward for GHWA.