Alliance e-newsletter - April 2014

E-Newslettter - Global Health Workforce Alliance - April 2014

Global Health Workforce Alliance - e-newsletter


APRIL 2014

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 HRH set to take centre stage at the 67th World Health Assembly

The momentum generated at the 3rd Global Forum on Human Resources for Health is being carried forward to the upcoming 67th World Health Assembly (WHA), which takes place in Geneva from 19 - 24 May 2014.  HRH is central across various agenda items tabled for discussion and Member State hosted side events. Read more


copyright- PIH 4AU Ministers of Health commit to ending preventable maternal, newborn & child deaths

The first Joint African Union (AU) / WHO Conference of Ministers of Health, committed to scaling up investments in human resources for health, particularly in the training, deployment, and retention of medical staff for quality RMNCH services. Read more.



midwife-S. Murigi.AmrefAdvocating for investments in midwifery

Midwives work in and across a wide range of settings and make a significant contribution to the wider public health agenda. In the coming weeks and months, this vital workforce will be on the agenda at various global conferences. Read more.



Copyright _World Vision USAGlobal Strategy on Human Resources for Health 

Last month we reported on the consultation process for a global HRH strategy. Some Working Groups have initiated their technical work and discussions through the GHWA member’s e-platform. GHWA members and partners interested in contributing to this initiative can consult a detailed concept note on our website or contact the GHWA Secretariat.



Vaccines don’t deliver themselves. It takes a health workforce.

Last week, countries across the globe united to celebrate World Immunization Week. Organized by the World Health Organization (WHO), the week aimed to promote one of the world’s most powerful tools for protecting health – vaccines. Read more 


LHW7,265 lady health worker services regularized in Pakistan 

The government of Balochistan, a province of Pakistan, has regularised services of 7,265 lady health workers, who had been waiting for the confirmation of their jobs for the past 21 years. The announcement was made by the Health Minister at a ceremony organized by Alliance partner Save the Children. Read more.


conflictCall for papers – impact of health workers in conflict zones

The Journal of World Health and Population (WHP) is seeking original manuscripts for a theme issue on the nature and impacts of attacks on health workers in conflict zones, to be published in Fall 2014. Submissions are due by June 9, 2014. Refer to the submission guidelines from WHP.


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We urge all members and partners of the Alliance to submit news articles, resources, multimedia or any relevant information about their work for inclusion in the upcoming editions of our newsletters.


Mobile technology helping frontline healthworkers

Check out this new report by the mHealth Alliance, which examines how mobile technology can be used to support frontline healthworkers in low- and middle-income countries. 


Intrhealth 2Senegalese health workers honored at IntraHealth’s Second Annual Health Worker Awards ceremony

Alliance member IntraHealth joins Senegal’s Ministry of Health in Dakar to honor outstanding health workers. Read more


Over 1 million children protected against measles Building a strong health workforce in Ethiopia through distance learning

Jhpiego and the Open University are collaborating with Ethiopian institutions to develop a distance learning Masters Prgoramme. The courses,which are slated for an April 2014 start, aim ito provide policy-makers and managers with the skills and tools to coordinate health services and respond to local needs. Read more. 


Sightsavers 2Sightsavers and the UK Government team up to fight neglected tropical diseases

Alliance member Sightsavers and the UK government joined forces for an ambitious mass prevention campaign in Nigeria. The campaign will reach close to 14 million people in four years and will help prevent disfigurement, disability, and chronic illness caused by neglected tropical diseases. Read more.



Rwandan life expectancy doubles in last 20 years, study finds - The Guardian, 4 April


Eight facts about health workers and the brain drain - Humanosphere, 18 April


Retaining doctors in rural Timor-Leste: a critical appraisal of the opportunities and challenges – WHO Bulletin


It can happen to anyone, Devex, 25 April 


Commission on Global Governance for Health: just another report? The Lancet, Volume 383, Issue 9926, 19 April


Upcoming events

May 2014

International Day of the Midwife
05 May, Global 
International Nurses Day
12 May, Global 

Global Forum on Migration and Develoment
14-16 May, Stockholm

Global Forum for Government Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officers
14-15 May, Geneva 

Tripartie Meeting of Nursing and Miwifery Leader (TRIAD)
16-17 May, Geneva 

Global Health Workforce Alliance Board - Standing Committee 
14 May, Geneva 
67th World Health Assembly 
19- 24 May, Geneva 

30th ICM Triennial Congress 
(Launch of State of the World's Midwifery 2014)
31 May - 5 June, Prague

More 2014 events

New resources

Physician tracking in sub-Saharan Africa: current initiatives and opportunities - Article published in Human Resources for Health 2014, 12:21 

Assessing the Relevance, Efficiency, and Sustainability of HIV/AIDS In-Service Training in Nigeria - Capacity Plus, April 2013

Should I stay or should I go? The impact of working time and wages on retention in the health workforce - Article published in Human Resources for Health 2014, 12:23

Visit the Knowledge Centre   



BBC immunization

The Immunization Card - A life Saver - BBC News

Sowmy 2014

Midwives are key to a healthy and safe pregnancy and childbirth
- UNFPA and soWMy partners

manju kumari

Manju Kumari: Can one person really make a difference? - Gates Foundation 

AMREF rebrands

The winds of change - AMREF rebrands 
Alliance YouTube Playlist on health workforce crisis

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