SIDE MEETING

SE042

Towards a diverse, sustained health workforce for all: Approaches, evidence, and best practices

Meeting Organizer

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Chemonics International

Human Resources for Health in 2030 Program (HRH2030)

Frontline Health Workers Coalition

Contact Person : Rachel Deussom, rdeussom@chemonics.com

29 January 2020
09:00 - 12:30 hrs.
Venue : Lotus Suite 4

Open to All Participants

BACKGROUND :

Co-organized by USAID and its Human resources for Health in 2030 Program (HRH2030), along with Chemonics International and the Frontline Health Workers Coalition, this innovative half-day side meeting will share tools, evidence, and lessons learned from around the world that have contributed to the strengthening of the health workforce—including from the private sector— to achieve high-performing health care that is accessible, accountable, affordable, and reliable to deliver health for all. Using the HRH2030 Health Worker Life Cycle approach, a human-centered approach to the health labor market framework, we will engage global experts from HRH2030/Chemonics, Living Goods, Nursing Now, USAID, the WHO, and Women in Global Health to discuss strategies for building, managing and optimizing the health workforce. The meeting will be structured in three engaging rounds of discussions, presentations and case studies, followed by an interactive tools marketplace. Contributors will focus on approaches that help to improve equity and reaching the poor as part of achieving PHC and UHC.

OBJECTIVES :

At the end of this meeting, participants will: [1] Understand the Health Worker Life Cycle approach, including challenges, interventions, and stakeholders for health workforce development and strengthening; [2] Learn about specific evidence and best practices for: (i) Building an equitable and diverse health workforce, including approaches to integrate gender, promote youth, enhance women’s leadership, and strengthen CHW programming (ii) Sustaining the health workforce through evidence-informed planning & management, including digital health integration and innovations (iii) Optimizing the health workforce, including site- and community-level support, supervision and quality improvement approaches to promote health system equity, quality & resource optimization [3] Exchange and interact to identify approaches, tools, and resources relevant to participants’ specific contextual health workforce challenges to accelerating progress towards health for all.