4th Global Forum on HRH

Equip and Send: Fueling the Rural Healthcare Workforce

By Tsion Fikre, Key Correspondent for the Irish Forum for Global Health The resolution to ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all, encapsulating the desire to radically transform the current healthcare system by 2030 envelops the need to employ more health care workers in the field– and particularly fields...

Nursing and midwifery leaders – I am listening

By Jennifer Trainor, Key Correspondent for the Irish Forum for Global Health   Global Approaches to Nursing and Midwifery Planning to Optimize Workforce Performance-An International Perspective brought together nursing leaders from Ireland, Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Norway, and Canada, during the Fourth...

Rural Health Initiatives: Solutions to Rural-urban Health Disparity

By Jenny YC Lee, Key Correspondent for the Irish Forum for Global Health    More than half (56%) of those living in rural areas worldwide do not have access to basic, essential healthcare -Dr. John Wynn-Jones from Rural Wonca, speaking at the 4th Global Forum on Human Resources for Health (HRH Forum 2017). We will...

What Exactly Motivates and Retains Health Workers—and How Do We Measure It?

By Margarite Nathe, Key Correspondent for the Irish Forum for Global Health   The quirks, preferences, and priorities that drive our decisions are tough to nail down. Human beings do weird things sometimes. Or maybe the things we do as individuals only seem weird to others because they don’t know our particular...

HRHForum2017 Dublin Storytelling Night: Lives in their hands

By Ifunanya Ikhile, Key Correspondent for the Irish Forum for Global Health   In this time of global crisis, natural disasters, failing health systems, rising violent crime, and spreading disease, the world needs heroes. Storytelling, an Irish tradition, was used as powerful tool tonight to show how health workers...

The Humanity Behind Frontline Health Care

By Margarite Nathe, Key Correspondent for the Irish Forum for Global Health   Kicker: The job is difficult, frustrating, risky—and immensely rewarding. The Fourth Global Forum on Human Resources for Health began with six powerful accounts from the front lines of health care. Please don’t rape me. Please don’t rape...

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