IFGH 2012: Conference Materials

February 24, 2012

Click here for the IFGH Health Dialogues Podcast in response to the IFGH 2012 International Conference.

Click here for the IFGH 2012 International Conference Slideshow.

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Thursday 2nd February

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Responding to Current Challenges in the Human Resources for Health Crisis

  • Chair: Dr. Mphu Ramatlapeng, Minister of Health, Leostho
  • Ms. Dorothy Ngoma, Executive Director of the National Organization of Nurses and Midwives of Malawi and Oxfam Ambassador
  • Dr. Tom O’Callaghan, CEO of the iheed Institute
  • Discussion

Parallel Session 1 (AM): North South Partnerships – Education, Training & Capacity Building

Parallel Session 2 (AM): Community-Bases Responses

Parallel Session 3 (AM): Health Worker Motivation & Retention & Task Shifting

Oral Poster Sessions

Parallel Session 1 (PM): North-South Partnerships – Education, Training, & Capacity Building (focus on education)

Parallel Session 2 (PM): Community-Based Responses (focus on strengthening community health systems)

Parallel Session 3 (PM): Health Worker Motivation & Retention & Task Shifting (focus on mid-level providers)

Film Viewing

  • Chair: David Weakliam
  • His Excellency A.J.D. Ndou, Introduction
  • “The Motherland Tour – A Journey of African Women with Yvonne Chaka Chaka

Annual Irish Aid Professor Father Michael Kelly Lecture: Strengthening the Health Workforce to Respond to HIV and Other Major Diseases

Friday 3rd February

Dochas and IFGH Irish civil society breakfast meeting with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria

Welcome and Opening Remarks (Day 2): Strengthening and supporting the health workforce

Parallel Session 1 (AM): Novel Technologies for Human Resources Training & Management

Parallel Session 2 (AM): Ethical Health Worker Recruitment & Migration

Parallel Session 3 (AM): Health Worker Motivation, Retention & Task Shifting

John Kevany Lecture: ‘Human Resources for Inclusive Health’

  • Chair: Dr. Diarmuid O’Donovan, NUI Galway and Director of Public Health in the Health Services Executive (HSE West, Galway)
  • Professor Mac MacLachlan, Trinity College Dublin

Parallel Session 1 (PM): Mobile Phone Technologies and Health Workers

Parallel Session 2 (PM): North-South Partnerships – Education, Training & Capacity Building (Focus on education)

Parallel Session 3 (PM): Health Worker Motivation & Retention & Task Shifting

Closing Remarks




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