Youth should have a seat at the table

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Youth should have a seat at the table

GHW at the 4th Global Forum

GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES CITIZEN JOURNALIST: Ifunanya Ikhile   This statement was reiterated at the inaugural Youth Forum of the Human Resources for health Conference held at the Royal Dublin Society, Dublin, Ireland on Tuesday, 14th November 2017. Students and young professionals from various countries, health, and social care sectors enunciated the importance of youth engagement […]

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Real heroes don’t wear capes – the role of health workers in emergencies

GHW at the 4th Global Forum

GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES CITIZEN JOURNALIST: Moy Bracken   We feel a responsibility towards the people of Southern Sudan, but we need support -A Sudanese health worker at the 4th Global Forum of Human Resources for Health Three scenarios from different contexts, but the similarities are striking. The role of the health worker in emergency relief […]

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Human resources for health: education and training around the world

GHW at the 4th Global Forum

GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES CITIZEN JOURNALIST: Moy Bracken   The importance of training and education was on the agenda at the second day of the 4th Global Forum on Human Resources for Health (HRH) in Dublin. Dr. Ryan Tandjung, (Head of the Healthcare Professions Division, Federal Office of Public Health, Switzerland) noted that  “investing in good […]

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Everyday Violence against Health Workers Takes a Toll—on Us All

GHW at the 4th Global Forum

GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES CITIZEN JOURNALIST: Margarite Nathe   Attacks on health care range from catastrophic to casual. At what cost? During September in Syria, there were 10 attacks on health care in 10 days. Air-to-surface missiles sought out and destroyed ambulances and hospitals and killed the people inside them. I follow the news. I’ve read […]

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Targeted

GHW at the 4th Global Forum

GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES CITIZEN JOURNALIST: Jennifer Trainor   Welcome to my world. These were some of the first haunting words uttered by the WHO’s Dr. Rudi Coninx, as he pointed to a picture of a city in ruin. The room was silent. In my world, hospitals are under attack. This was only one account of […]

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Beyond borders

GHW at the 4th Global Forum

GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES CITIZEN JOURNALIST: Jennifer Trainor The migration or mobility of people is not a new concept. In the age of globalization, it has never been easier for individuals, particularly our global youth, to network and seek out new opportunities in other countries. The healthcare workers of today, having a desired and transferable skill […]

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Let’s not get stuck on the numbers

GHW at the 4th Global Forum

GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES CITIZEN JOURNALIST: Ifunanya Ikhile It is common knowledge now that there will be a huge shortfall of about 18 million health workers by the year 2030: the same year in which we hope to achieve universal health coverage. “This is despite an additional 40 million health workers that would have been added […]

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Equip and send: fueling the rural healthcare workforce

GHW at the 4th Global Forum

GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES CITIZEN JOURNALIST: Tsion Fikre 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 where not enough attention is paid to rural communities. The […]

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Nursing and midwifery leaders – I am listening

GHW at the 4th Global Forum

GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES CITIZEN JOURNALIST: Jennifer Trainor   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 Global Forum on Human Resources for Health. Representatives presented their research and policy strategies to improve staffing, retention, […]

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Rural health initiatives: solutions to rural-urban health disparity

GHW at the 4th Global Forum

GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES CITIZEN JOURNALIST: Jenny YC Lee  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 need 7 million more health care […]

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