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WHO Report Predicts Increased Shortage Of Healthcare Workers

A WHO report released Monday at the Third Global Forum on Human Resources for Health, held in Recife, Brazil, “warned of the serious implications for billions worldwide due to the shortage of healthcare workers, which is estimated to grow to 12.9 million by 2035 from the current deficit of 7.2…

Blog Posts Address International Conference on Family Planning In Ethiopia

The following is a summary of blog posts addressing the International Conference on Family Planning, taking place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from November 12-15. Julie Bernstein, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists” blog: Bernstein, a senior communications officer at the Gates Foundation, interviews Elizabeth Lule, the foundation’s family planning…

U.N. Foundation Official Releases Statement Regarding Award For Frontline Polio Workers

A United Nations Foundation press release highlights a statement released Tuesday by Ambassador John Lange, a senior fellow for global health diplomacy at the foundation, regarding “the announcement that the United Nations Association of the USA will honor frontline polio workers at its Global Leadership Dinner in New York City.”…

Five Reasons To Pay Attention To Human Resources For Health Forum

Writing in IntraHealth’s “Vital” blog, Kate Tulenko, senior director of health systems innovation at IntraHealth International, outlines five reasons the proceedings of the upcoming Global Forum on Human Resources for Health are important to those working in global health. She says the reasons include country commitments on health workforces; conversations…

Community Health Workers Vital To Service Delivery

Noting a global focus on frontline health workers at recent conferences, including the upcoming Global Forum on Human Resources for Health that starts in Brazil on Sunday, Helen Morton, head of communications and external affairs at Cochrane, writes in The Guardian’s “Global Development Professionals Network” blog, “A new review from…

False Information, Attacks On Health Workers Hindering Polio Efforts In Pakistan

Deutsche Welle examines how “[a]ttacks against health workers and the willful dissemination of false information are deterring the fight against polio in Pakistan.” “While in the rest of the world polio vaccines have reduced the number of polio cases, polio vaccination teams are endangered by al Qaeda extremists in Pakistan,…

IntraHealth Will Help Partners Meet Commitments On Health Workers

Discussing this week’s Third Global Forum for Human Resources for Health, Judith Winkler, senior adviser for strategy and planning at IntraHealth International, writes in the organization’s “Vital” blog, “[C]ountries from around the world will publicly declare what they will do to combat the global health worker shortage and increase access…

Exchange Of Ideas, Youth, Frontline Health Workers Essential To Global Health

Writing in IntraHealth’s “Vital” blog, IntraHealth International President and CEO Papa Amadou Gaye discusses his participation last month in the annual meeting of the Partners for Population and Development (PPD) in Beijing, China. “I spoke to the assembled ministers of health and finance about the vital role of the health…

Rwanda’s Emergency Medicine Trainee Program Addresses Gaps In Response To Injuries

“As in most of the developing world, [road accidents] now represent a large and growing cause of death and disability in Rwanda,” Adam Levine, assistant professor of emergency medicine at Brown Medical School, writes in the Huffington Post’s “Impact” blog. “According to the [WHO], nearly one in 10 deaths worldwide…

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