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Examining Key Lessons From 3rd Global Forum On Human Resources For Health

Noting “USAID staff from Washington and the field gathered in Recife, Brazil, this week for the 3rd Global Forum on Human Resources for Health (HRH), joining over 2,000 HRH policymakers, experts, advocates and frontline health workers from 57 countries,” Diana Frymus, health systems strengthening adviser for USAID’s Office of HIV/AIDS; Estelle Quain, senior human resources for health adviser for the Office of HIV/AIDS; and Lois Schaefer, senior human resources for health adviser for the Office of Population and Reproductive Health, examine in the agency’s “IMPACTblog” “several key lessons from [their] participation in the forum.” They write, “Foremost, there must be better integration of HRH into the broader dialogue about health systems strengthening and development goals and challenges.” In addition, “the economic transition occurring in many countries is impacting HRH and should inform human resources planning,” and “we must build a new generation of leaders to help carry the HRH agenda forward,” they write (11/16).