Global Forums on Human Resources for Health

Since 2008, the Global Health Workforce Alliance has been convening Global Forums on Human Resources for Health, bringing together a host of HRH stakeholders, to find solutions to the HRH crisis. The First Global Forum (Uganda, 2008) resulted in the development of a global HRH roadmap (Kampala Declaration and the Agenda for Global Action); at the Second Global Forum (Thailand, 2011), countries and stakeholders reconvened to review progress and renew their commitments towards increased investment, sustained leadership and the adoption of effective HRH policies. Now, at the Third Global Forum, participants will examine how to build a foundation for universal health coverage (UHC) through strengthening the health workforce and will elicit HRH commitments to rise to the grand challenge.

The Third Global Forum on Human Resources for Health will be held in Recife, Brazil, from 10-13 November 2013, with an expected attendance of over 1500 participants, including Heads of State, Ministries of Health and Finance, leading Civil Society Organisations, international HRH experts, health professionals, dedicated health workers, researchers and policy makers.

High level plenaries, side sessions and satellite meetings with exhibition areas, poster presentations, ground breaking photo exhibits and much more will inform and inspire participants to build a better world for health workers and contribute to an exceptional opportunity for professional development and networking.