Starting on 24 April, countries across the globe are uniting to celebrate World Immunization Week (24-30 April 2015). Organized by the World Health Organization (WHO), the week aims at promoting one of the world’s most powerful tools for protecting health – vaccines. This year’s campaign focuses on closing the immunization gap and reaching equity in immunization levels as outlined in the Global Vaccine Action Plan, which is a framework to prevent millions of deaths by 2020 through universal access to vaccines for people in all communities.
Since early 2014, the Global Health Workforce Alliance (GHWA) coordinated a broad-based global consultation, through the development of 8 thematic papers to collate evidence in support of the global strategy on human resources for health (HRH). GHWA held a public consultation from 24 September and 30 November 2014 and invited feedback on the 8 thematic papers.
GHWA summarized the findings of the papers and developed a “synthesis document” to provide recommendations to WHO, to inform the development of the global strategy on HRH. The Synthesis paper was discussed and endorsed by the GHWA board at its 18th Board meeting on 25-26 February 2015.
The Board of the Global Health Workforce Alliance (the Alliance) met in Geneva on 25-26 February 2015 to examine the strategic requirements for the health workforce agenda in the post-2015 period, the exciting potential of health workforce investment on health, equity and socio-economic outcomes, and the future of global governance for human resources for health (HRH) after the successful completion of the ten-year mandate of the Alliance in May 2016.
Vaccines don’t deliver themselves. It takes a health workforce.
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