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Second Global Forum on Human Resources for Health

Second Global Forum on Human Resources for Health

Bangkok, Thailand, 25-29 January, 2011.

At the second global forum on human resources for health the Global Health Workforce Alliance (GHWA) presented its progress report on the Kampala Declaration and action for global action. The Medicus Mundi International Network (MMI) is a member of GHWA. MMI representatives Anke Tijtsma and Remco van de Pas (Wemos), Samuel Mwenda (ACHAP) and Johan van Rixtel (Cordaid) were present at the forum. 

The representatives of the Medicus Mundi International Network had constructive inputs during the forum via active participation in the debates in the pre- and post session workshops organized by the GHWA, the session on positive practices environment, the session on the global code of practice and health workforce brain drain, the session on global trade in health services and health workforce, the session on scaling up of the workforce to attain health equity. Anke Tijtsma facilitated the parallel session organized by the health workforce advocacy initiative (HWAI) on enhancing global HRH policy. 

The global forum eventually led to a somewhat disappointing outcome statement that recalls for global commitment on HRH without mentioning clear targets. Wemos as steering committee member of HWAI has contributed to an alternative civil society statement that is more progressive and clear on investments required. Together with GHWA and with the steering committee of HWAI plans have been made how to advance the work after Bangkok.

Contact: MMI Secretariat, Thomas Schwarz

For more background information on HRH issues,
see our Thematic Guide: Human Resources for Health

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