Looking forward

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Health Workforce/HRH

Looking forward

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By Jennifer Trainor, Key Correspondent for the Irish Forum for Global Health   For five days, at the Fourth Global Forum on Human Resources for Health, delegates were presented a variety of topics on the theme of building and improving the capacity of future healthcare personnel. Specialists from different backgrounds presented on topics from the […]

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Inter-sectoral actions: Health of all is better when sectors work together

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By Jenny YC Lee, Key Correspondent for the Irish Forum for Global Health   In a roundtable discussion at the 4th Global Forum on HRH, Dr. Tana Wuliji from the WHO shared facts about the pressing issues in health workforce. If we add up all the shortfall of health workers around the world, the number […]

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Health is a productive sector, not a consumptive one. Invest in it!

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By Loice Epetiru, Key Correspondent for the Irish Forum for Global Health   The Fourth Global Forum on Human Resources for Health brought together stakeholders from around the globe to discuss the Human Resources for Health agenda with the aim of attaining universal health coverage, health security and achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). More than […]

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Gender analysis: Making research transformative

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By Jenny YC Lee, Key Correspondent for the Irish Forum for Global Health What does “gender” mean to you? It is different from sex, which refers to the anatomy of an individual’s reproductive system. Gender varies across social context and over time. Nowadays, many researchers around the globe incorporate “gender analysis” to ensure equity in […]

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To leap, to soar – the Dublin Declaration

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By Tsion Fikre, Key Correspondent for the Irish Forum for Global Health   The Fourth Global Forum on Human Resources for Health came to an end on November 17th, 2017. Over 1000 people from 90 countries attended around 90 sessions during the week that kicked off with the first ever Youth Forum, and the first […]

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7 issues that will shape the health workforce of the future

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By Margarite Nathe, Key Correspondent for the Irish Forum for Global Health   What will it take to build the ideal health workforce? There are 7.6 billion of us on the planet today. That’s 7.6 billion working adults, infants in diapers, nursing mothers, teens planning their futures, elderly people, and many, many more. We each […]

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A Call to Action

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By Ifunanya Ikhile, Key Correspondent for the Irish Forum for Global Health   The Fourth Global Forum on Human Resources for Health held in Dublin, Ireland, brought together key stakeholders in human resources for health from several sectors and countries. During the course of the conference, several health workforce themes were discussed, including: gender equity […]

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Effective Partnerships Will Make Workforce 2030 a Reality!

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By Loice Epetiru, Key Correspondent for the Irish Forum for Global Health   The topic: “Making Partnerships Work for Workforce 2030” was one of the track session topics deliberated on at the Fourth Global Forum on Human Resources for Health. From 13th-17th November 2017, a thousand delegates convened at the Royal Dublin Society to share […]

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Youth Should Have a Seat at the Table

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By Ifunanya Ikhile, Key Correspondent for the Irish Forum for Global Health   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 […]

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Real Heroes Don’t Wear Capes – the Role of Health Workers in Emergencies

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By Moy Bracken, Key Correspondent for the Irish Forum for Global Health   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 […]

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