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WHO | Global Forums on Human Resources for Health

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The Global Health Workforce Alliance convened the First and the Second Global Forums on Human Resources for Health, in 2008 in Uganda, and 2011 in Thailand respectively. The Global Forums brought together key experts, fellow champions as well as frontline health workers around the common goal of improving the human resources for health to achieve the health related Millennium Development Goals.

Both Forums concluded with the adoption from committed participants of ambitious agendas suitable to translate political will, leadership and partnership into sustainable and effective actions.

The Third Global Forum will be held in Recife, Brazil, from 10 – 13 November 2013.
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UNICEF - Zimbabwe - In Zimbabwe, village health workers play an essential role in the primary healthcare system and the fight against HIV/AIDS

UNICEF - Zimbabwe - In Zimbabwe, village health workers play an essential role in the primary healthcare system and the fight against HIV/AIDS | Global health views-Health Workforce & Migration | Scoop.it
In Zimbabwe, village health workers play an essential role in the primary healthcare system and the fight against HIV/AIDS

Women are the focus of World AIDS Day this year. From mothers and caregivers to healthcare workers and policy-makers, women are essential to reaching an AIDS-free generation, which is within reach, at long last.

With AIDS still the leading cause of death among women of reproductive age globally and the main cause of child mortality in countries with high HIV prevalence, UNICEF is featuring women whose strength and resilience help face the realities of the disease from fighting stigma to eliminating mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
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Resource Spotlight: Preparing the Next Generation of Community Health Workers: The Power of Technology for Training | HRH Global Resource Center

Resource Spotlight: Preparing the Next Generation of Community Health Workers: The Power of Technology for Training | HRH Global Resource Center | Global health views-Health Workforce & Migration | Scoop.it
Spotlight article on using mobile technology for training the health workforce...
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Student Visas: International Education and Migration Policy

Student Visas: International Education and Migration Policy | Global health views-Health Workforce & Migration | Scoop.it
By Catherine Waite Two weeks ago it was announced that the UK Border Agency had taken the decision to withdraw London Metropolitan University’s sponsorship licence, leaving them unable to recruit a...
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WHO | Global Health Workforce Alliance Knowledge Centre

WHO | Global Health Workforce Alliance Knowledge Centre | Global health views-Health Workforce & Migration | Scoop.it

The Alliance knowledge centre aims to provide HRH policy makers, researchers, Alliance members and partners and all those working on resolving the HRH crisis with the latest resources related to the crisis in low- and middle-income countries. 

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"Imagine..."

Powerful animation on the shortage of health workers, produced by the Global Health Workforce Alliance in partnership with bliinktv, UK. 

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Medicus Mundi International Network. Thematic Guide: International migration and recruitment of health personnel — MMI

Medicus Mundi International Network. Thematic Guide: International migration and recruitment of health personnel — MMI | Global health views-Health Workforce & Migration | Scoop.it
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The WHO Global CODE of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel

Health worker migration has been increasing worldwide over the past decades, especially from lower income countries with already fragile health systems. To address this challenge, the WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel was adopted by the 63rd World Health Assembly on 21 May 2010. This groundbreaking instrument marks the first time that WHO Member States have used the constitutional authority of the Organization to develop a code in thirty years

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Do You Know an Amazing Health Worker?

Health workers are typically the unsung heroes around the world. They help women deliver their babies in health facilities, they treat babies who are too weak to thrive and even care for wounded civilians during time of war. Health workers assess our problems and patch us up the best they know how. And in developing countries where health workers are vital to the survival of communities their work is even more critical.
Save the Children along with Frontline Health Workers Coalition have created the REAL Awards where deserving United States-based health workers will be honored for the sacrifice and commitment they exhibit through their work.
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ICN 25th Quadrennial Congress: Equity and Access to Health Care-18-23 May 2013

The ICN 25th Quadrennial Congress will bring together evidence, experience and innovations highlighting the critical importance of equity and access to health care for communities and individuals, demonstrating how nurses are key to ensuring equal access and quality of health care for all. The Congress will provide a global platform for the dissemination of nursing knowledge and leadership across specialities, cultures and countries via the ICN scientific programme, featuring keynote and main session invited speakers as well as a wide range of concurrent sessions including dynamic papers accepted through our highly competitive abstract selection process.

The main objectives of the Congress are:

1. To advance and improve equity and access to health care.

2. To demonstrate the nursing contribution to the health of individuals,
families and communities.

3. To provide opportunities for an in-depth exchange of experience
and expertise within and beyond the international nursing community.

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Institute for International Health and Development at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Institute for International Health and Development at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh | Global health views-Health Workforce & Migration | Scoop.it

Institute for International Health and Development - IIHD

HUMAN RESOURCES FOR HEALTH - PROFESSIONAL SHORT COURSES

Our short courses are designed as professional development courses and assume no prior knowledge of human resource management. Sessions are highly interactive and participants will be expected to actively engage with small group work, prepare presentations, discuss case studies and engage in online and and library-based research.

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Motivation and retention of health workers in developing countries: a systematic review

Abstract
Background
A key constraint to achieving the MDGs is the absence of a properly trained and motivated workforce. Loss of clinical staff from low and middle-income countries is crippling already fragile health care systems. Health worker retention is critical for health system performance and a key problem is how best to motivate and retain health workers. The authors undertook a systematic review to consolidate existing evidence on the impact of financial and non-financial incentives on motivation and retention.

Methods
Four literature databases were searched together with Google Scholar and 'Human Resources for Health' on-line journal. Grey literature studies and informational papers were also captured. The inclusion criteria were: 1) article stated clear reasons for implementing specific motivations to improve health worker motivation and/or reduce medical migration, 2) the intervention recommended can be linked to motivation and 3) the study was conducted in a developing country and 4) the study used primary data.

Results
Twenty articles met the inclusion criteria. They consisted of a mixture of qualitative and quantitative studies. Seven major motivational themes were identified: financial rewards, career development, continuing education, hospital infrastructure, resource availability, hospital management and recognition/appreciation. There was some evidence to suggest that the use of initiatives to improve motivation had been effective in helping retention. There is less clear evidence on the differential response of different cadres.

Conclusion
While motivational factors are undoubtedly country specific, financial incentives, career development and management issues are core factors. Nevertheless, financial incentives alone are not enough to motivate health workers. It is clear that recognition is highly influential in health worker motivation and that adequate resources and appropriate infrastructure can improve morale significantly.

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WHO Enabling Solution, Ensuring healthcare - Global Health Workforce Alliance - Annual Report 2011

WHO Enabling Solution, Ensuring healthcare - Global Health Workforce Alliance - Annual Report 2011 | Global health views-Health Workforce & Migration | Scoop.it

nabling solutions, ensuring healthcare details out the achievements and experiences of the Alliance in 2011. The accomplishments of 2011 illustrate the many contributions and value added by the Alliance over the past years, and are intrinsically linked to the contributions of more than 300 member and partner organizations that, together, constitute the global network of the Alliance.

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Healthcare Workforce: Who Cares and Where?

This session held during the XIX International AIDS Conference presents issues in the workforce crisis and highlight strategies being implemented to improve the numbers and quality of the HIV healthcare workforce...

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International Migration of Health Workers IMPROVING INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATION TO ADDRESS THE GLOBAL HEALTH WORKFORCE CRISIS OECD BRIEF

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WHO | Migration of health workers Fact Sheet

WHO | Migration of health workers Fact Sheet | Global health views-Health Workforce & Migration | Scoop.it

Key facts

There are about 60 million health workers worldwide.
Many health workers migrate to high-income countries for greater income, job satisfaction, career opportunities and management quality.
Demand for health workers is increasing in high-income countries, where health systems can depend heavily on doctors, nurses and other health workers who have been trained abroad.
Migration of health workers may result in financial loss and weakens health systems in the countries of origin.
WHO has developed a Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel to achieve an equitable balance of the interests of health workers, source countries and destination countries.

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