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Examining Human Resources For Health Ahead Of Upcoming Global Health Meetings

In a post in IntraHealth’s “Global Health” blog, senior consultant Richard Seifman highlights “two important global conferences: the Third Global Forum on [Human Resources for Health (HRH)] in November 2013 (Recife, Brazil) and the Prince Mahidol Award Conference on ‘Transformative Learning for Health Equity’ in January 2014 (Bangkok, Thailand),” writing, “[L]eading up to these events, high-level, intensive discussions about the global health architecture will be generated by the forthcoming publications and recommendations of the Oslo Commission and the American Journal of Public Health symposium. The recommendations and discussions could spell out a new approach to health development, and the HRH community knows that health workforce strengthening must be central to that approach.” He adds, “Whatever the findings and recommendations may be, the HRH community must take them into account during the upcoming conferences and use them to contribute to the global health system dialogue” (8/22).