Global Health Workforce Network newsletter April 2019

12 April, 2019

Dear HIFA colleagues,

Below is a news item from the Global Health Workforce Network newsletter April 2019. Read the newsletter in full here: https://mailchi.mp/who/e-news-from-the-global-health-workforce-network-2...

COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER HUB: Two large scale events by members of the Hub provided strong platforms to increase awareness and uptake of the CHW Guideline. In Kigali, the Amref Africa Health Agenda International Conference was the platform for a festive and informative Africa launch. Additionally, over 250 participants joined a CHW webinar hosted by USAID MCSP, CORE group and HRH2030. Looking ahead, the World Health Assembly in May will consider a resolution introduced by the Governments of Ethiopia and Ecuador, and co sponsored by a number of Member States entitled “Community health workers delivering primary health care: opportunities and challenges”. Hub members have been instrumental in developing and refining the monitoring and accountability framework that will help track progress in the uptake of the guideline recommendations, as requested by Member States through the resolution.

For further information contact ckane@who.int.

About GHWN: The Global Health Workforce Network (GHWN) is the largest global mechanism for stakeholder consultation and dialogue on health workforce policies in support of the implementation of the Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health, the recommendations of the High Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth and the Dublin Declaration on Human Resources for Health. Currently there are over 700 individuals contributing to the Network.

Best wishes, Neil

Coordinator, HIFA Project on Community Health Workers

http://www.hifa.org/projects/community-health-workers

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HIFA profile: Neil Pakenham-Walsh is coordinator of the HIFA global health campaign (Healthcare Information For All - www.hifa.org ), a global community with more than 19,000 members in 177 countries, interacting on six global forums in four languages. Twitter: @hifa_org FB: facebook.com/HIFAdotORG neil@hifa.org