Sharing knowhow and joining forces towards Health for All

Human resources for health

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"Health workers are 'all people engaged in actions whose primary intent is to enhance health' (World Health Report 2006). Workers in health systems around the world are experiencing increasing stress and insecurity as they react to a complex array of forces. Ageing population, new diseases as well as increasing burden of current diseases, escalating conflicts and violence, are all challenges to which the workforce must be prepared to respond. The unmistakable imperative is to strengthen the workforce so that health systems can tackle crippling diseases and achieve national and global health goals. A strong human infrastructure is fundamental to closing today’s gap between health promise and health reality, and anticipating the health challenges of the 21st century." (Source: WHO)

News
MMI Secretariat

Access to health: a shared responsibility

"On 14-15 December 2016 a High-Level Ministerial Meeting on Health Employment and Economic Growth: From Recommendations to Action took place in Geneva. Linda Mans, global health advocate at ... »Read more | »Show all (8)

Campaign/Advocacy
CWGH

Government must fulfil promises to health workers

"The Community Working Group on Health (CWGH) would like to express grave concern about the recurrent strikes by doctors following failure by government to address their long-standing concerns. ... »Read more | »Show all (8)

Conference Report
DWA Cuamm

The role of Community Health Workers in two regions of Tanzania

Dar es Salaam, 17 December 2015. "A workshop organized by Doctors with Africa CUAMM took place to discuss the first results of a research, conducted with UNICEF, on the role of first line ... »Read more | »Show all (10)

Event
MMI Secretariat

Exploring the migration-development nexus. Global health aspects of the implementation of the WHO Code Of Practice

Brussels, 9 December 2015. "We would like to invite you to a debate on policy coherence for development in the context of the implementation of the WHO Global Code of Practice on the ... »Read more

Project
Wemos

Partnership for affordable medicines and health workers in East Africa

On November 12 2015, Amref Health Africa, the African Centre for Global Health and Social Transformation (ACHEST), Health Action International (HAI), Wemos and the Dutch Ministry of ... »Read more

Article
Wemos

The global challenge of health workforce

Worldwide, there is a shortage of skilled health workers. Wemos advocated for health workforce worldwide within the EU-funded project Health Workers for All. In 2015, we succeeded in ... »Read more | »Show all (22)

Reporting
Emergenza Sorrisi

Annual report 2011 of Smile Train Italia: A year of Smiles

In 2011 Smile Train Italia and its volunteers have succeeded to give back new smiles to more than 1,650 babies affected with facial malformations, giving their families a better perspective on ... »Read more

Resource/Tool
MMI Secretariat

Thematic guide: International migration and recruitment of health personnel

Our thematic guide to internet resources leads you beyond the limits of the Medicus Mundi International Network. Any important resources missing? Please let us know. > Thematic guide ... »Read more | »Show all (4)

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