Health Workforce/HRH

Youth Should Have a Seat at the Table

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...

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

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...

Human Resources for Health: Education and Training Around the World

By Moy Bracken, Key Correspondent for the Irish Forum for Global Health   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...

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

By Margarite Nathe, Key Correspondent for the Irish Forum for Global Health   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...

Let’s Not Get Stuck on the Numbers

By Ifunanya Ikhile, Key Correspondent for the Irish Forum for Global Health   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...

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