Ebola outbreak - Protecting health workers is a priority for the WHO

Health workers at ebola outbreak

As the Ebola outbreak continues to evolve in Guinea and Liberia, WHO continues to expand its activities by sending additional expertise to assist in all areas of the response. Currently more than 65 public health experts are working with WHO and its Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN) partners on the ground supporting Ministries of Health and other partners in the two countries to provide clinical management of patients, disease surveillance, laboratory work, logistics, as well as communications and sharing of information to help people living in communities protect themselves from the disease.

Balochistan (Pakistan) regularises services of 7,000 lady health workers

The government of Balochistan, a province of southwestern Pakistan, has regularised services of 7,265 lady health workers (LHWs), who had been waiting for the confirmation of their jobs for the past 21 years.

Global HRH Consultation

World Vision USA

The 3rd Global Forum on HRH in November 2013 provided new momentum and engagement, with HRH being recognized as critical to the achievement of UHC and central to the post-2015 agenda. At the 16th meeting of the GHWA Board, held immediately following the 3rd Global Forum, the Board discussed the need for a new vision to re-energize the HRH field beyond 2016 and build new momentum for action for the next decade. The creation of a working group to develop a strategy for the HRH movement encompassing the Alliance, its members and the global community, was agreed.

2014 International Midwife Award

Alliance members, The International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) and Save the Children will recognize and reward two midwives at the upcoming 2014 ICM Congress for their commitment to improving maternal and newborn survival in low-resource settings. Nominations are now open for the Excellence in Midwifery: 2014 International Midwife award and you are invited to make your nominations before 17 March 2014.