EHS-COVID (442) Join the Frontline Health Workers Coalition at UNGA! September 21 & 28, 9 – 10:30 am ET | 4 – 5:30 pm EAT

20 September, 2021

Dear HIFA community, Please join our FHWC webinar tomorrow with government leaders. Register here. Retweet FHWC here.


Breaking Barriers: Health Workforce Policies for Pandemic Response and Preparedness

UNGA 2-part Virtual Side Event

September 21 & 28, 9 – 10:30 am ET | 4 – 5:30 pm EAT

COVID-19 has upended health systems around the world. Now, more than 18 months into the pandemic, health leaders have a clearer perspective of what works and what doesn’t work in pandemic response and preparedness.

Sponsored by the Frontline Health Workers Coalition and partners alongside the 76th UN General Assembly, this two-part event will convene government leaders and civil society representatives to share their most effective health workforce policy wins over the last year and a half.

PART ONE, on September 21, from 9:00 AM-10:15 AM EDT | 4 – 5:30 EAT will be a frank discussion with government leaders from different continents on how their health worker policies pivoted to respond to COVID-19 and what they would do differently in the event of a future health crises.

Part ONE Speakers:

Keynote address: Dr. Raji Tajudeen, Head, Division of Public Health Institutes and Research at Africa CDC and coordinator of the Africa CDC Institute for Workforce (invited)

Opening remarks: David Bryden, Director of the Frontline Health Worker Coalition and Sr. Advocacy and Policy Advisor at IntraHealth International

Moderator: Dr. Rose Clarke Nanyonga, Nurse and Vice Chancellor Clarke International University, Uganda


§ Hon. Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng Ocero, Minister of Health, Uganda (invited)

§ Dr. Joseph Amedu, Senior Director, Federal Ministry of Health, Nigeria

§ Ms. Gulnaz Azhymambetova, Leading Specialist, Department of Organization of Medical Care and Public Health, Ministry of Health and Social Development, Kyrgyz Republic

§ Dr. Gregory Ganda, County Executive Committee Member for Health Services, Kisumu County, Kenya

§ Dr. Kirana Pritasari, MQIH Acting Head of HRH Directorate, Ministry of Health, Republic of Indonesia

Find out more and register here!

HIFA profile: Carol Bales is Communications Officer at IntraHealth International, USA. cbales AT